Esterel Caravaning Holiday Park
Description & Location
Esterel Caravaning , a 15 hectares 5-star campsite, is situated in the heart of the Cote d’Azur, halfway between Cannes and St-Tropez.
Esterel Caravaning is located in Agay, just a stone’s throw away from the Saint-Raphaël city centre and at a 5 minute drive from the Mediterranean sea and its beautiful beaches. The domain disposes of 495 pitches spread out over woody and flowery hills at the gate of the Esterel Regional Nature Reserve. Exceptional surroundings for a family holiday, good times amongst friends or special moments during a romantic trip. Esterel Caravaning has been welcoming holidaymakers in a spirit of genuineness, quality and wellness for over 40 years. This 5-star site embodies the new “Glamping” trend, a mix of camping and glamour. This holiday park offers luxurious services. Some mobile homes and pitches are equipped with extraordinary features: private jacuzzi, washing machine, dishwasher… Esterel Caravaning offers a wide range of services and leisure activities. Whether you like your holidays to be dynamic, relaxing, cultural or laid-back… they will inevitably be blissful.
Discover the region
LOCATED IN AGAY, A FEW MINUTES FROM SAINT-RAPHAËL
Esterel Caravaning is situated in the heart of the French Riviera. Halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, this establishment is perfectly located to discover the wonders of the Var and Alpes-Maritimes.
An exceptional climate, a fabulous seaside, lively towns, villages with character, an authentic hinterland, generous nature… The French Riviera is a dream destination, renowned throughout the world. From Nice to Menton, the Riviera unfolds in all its splendour. Between dream villas and luxurious hotels, the Côte d’Azur has been the resort of the European elite for over two centuries.
The seaside resorts of Cannes and Antibes have managed to preserve their old quarters. Grasse, the city of perfumes, is home to names such as Fragonard, Molinard or Galimard. Around the medieval city, the countryside is rich with greenhouses and plantations that perfume the whole region.
Close to Esterel Caravaning, Fréjus displays its prestigious Roman past, while Saint-Raphaël opens onto the Mediterranean Sea. At the foot of the Esterel massif, the corniche d’Or displays its volcanic red rocks. Saint-Tropez, true to its myth, continues to attract famous showbiz stars every summer.
The Côte d’Azur also has a beautiful hinterland. Around Draguignan, the Dracénie region offers a series of picturesque villages surrounded by vineyards and olive trees.
In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Verdon gorges reveal grandiose landscapes. The village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is famous for its earthenware and renowned for its craftsmanship. A beautiful discovery for a daytrip from Esterel Caravaning.
IN THE HEART OF THE PROVENCE ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA ESTEREL CARAVANING IS SITUATED ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM THE SAINT-RAPHAEL CITY CENTRE
Saint-Raphael has no less than 36 kilometres of coastline and 27 different beaches, plenty for you to relax on and indulge in a variety of water sports. Saint –Raphael, rated as a top “nautical resort” also counts 5 ports. Take a walk along the seafront and come across its coves, unspoilt beaches and discover the wonders of the Mediterranean coastline.
Saint Raphael has been a holiday resort since the 19th century and enriched itself with beautiful villas in eclectic styles: Palladian, Anglo-Norman, Moorish … Among the most important buildings constructed during that time is: Notre- Dame -de-la-Victoire, a neo-Romanesque Byzantine church easily recognizable by its glazed tiled dome.
Saint -Raphael also reflects prosperity during Roman times. The Archaeological Museum, housed in the former rectory of the church “San Rafeu”, displays artefacts from local, regional and underwater excavations. you can observe amphorae, coins, engraved Menhirs…
Saint -Raphael also embodies the charms of living in the Provence with markets full of scents and colours: fruit and vegetables, fish, flowers … Wander the streets of the old town and enjoy all the delights of Saint -Raphael.More information Office de Tourisme
A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM ESTEREL CARAVANING, FREJUS PROUDLY DISPLAYS ITS ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS.
Frejus’ Forum Julii (Julius’ market), founded by Octavius (Augustus Caesar) in 49 BC, was the most important Roman military port in the Mediterrenean. Forum Jullii was therefore an important economic pole. Around the Frejus historic centre, you can see the ruins of the ramparts of the ancient Roman city.
At the entrance of the city, the remains of an ancient aqueduct reflect the architectural feats: water was supplied to Frejus from Mons (42 kilometres away) .
The Frejus Arena also demonstrates the importance of the city back then, it could accommodate up to 10,000 people. Many cultural events are still organized there today.
In the heart of the old city, the Episcopal group was built on the site of the Roman forum. The Saint Léonce cathedral, built between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, features a Merovingian baptistery, adjacent to the cathedral. The cloister consisted of two galleries, of which only the north side still remains.
Look up and admire the exceptional ceiling, it is composed of small Larch wood boxes painted describing various topics: religion, everyday life and even sex.
Since twenty years, Frejus has returned to its original maritime vocation with Port-Frejus which is one of the major marina’s on the French Riviera (700 moorings).More information Tourism Office of Fréjus
IDEALLY LOCATED HALFWAY BETWEEN CANNES AND SAINT- TROPEZ, ESTEREL CARAVANING IS SITUATED IN THE VERY HEART OF THE COTE D’AZUR
It takes less than a 30 minute drive to visit the world famous village of Saint Tropez.
Saint Tropez continues to attract the planet’s jet setters every summer but during the rest of the year Saint-Tropez is a haven of tranquillity. You’ll discover the very soul of Saint-Tropez in the Ponche district, near the Citadel, with its old fishermen’s houses painted in pastel shades which line the streets .
The village counted 60 some captains 50 years ago, today there are only 5 that anchor their traditional pointed boats, along the Estienne d’Orves quayside.
In 1887, the famous French writer Guy de Maupassant was seduced by the peaceful atmosphere and incomparable light of Saint-Tropez. Many painters like Signac, Matisse and Bonnard were attracted by that same light and the legend of Saint Tropez was born.
Nearly a century later, Brigitte Bardot, Johnny Halliday, Eddy Barclay … continued to boost the myth of this small village in another way.
Saint- Tropez has a coastline of over 11 kilometres with beautiful beaches opening onto the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Bouillabaisse, the Canebiers, Salins, the Graniers, Ponche, Moutte … You choose !More information Saint-Tropez Tourisme
CANNES, JEWEL OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS BEAUTIFUL BAY ARE ONLY THIRTY MINUTES AWAY FROM ESTEREL CARAVANING
Take the coastal road from Agay towards the “Corniche d’Or” and drive all the way to Cannes.
The scenery is stunning with the Esterel’s red rocks that plunge into the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Cannes features in the newspapers’ headlines every year with its famous film festival, its stars, red carpet events, parties and palaces displaying glamour and glitter. Cannes never disappoints its visitors. Take a stroll along the Croisette, a wide pedestrian promenade that looks out on the bay, stretching from the Palais des Festivals to the point that separates the bay of Cannes from that of Golfe- Juan.
The view of the Lérins Islands is beautiful. On Île (Island) Sainte -Marguerite, discover the legend of the fort and its mythical prisoner the man with the Iron Mask. A short distance away you’ll discover the island of Saint-Honorat, a place of monastic life since the 5th century. Both islands are known for their Mediterranean plant- and wildlife.
Le Suquet district, located on the Mont Chevalier, which overlooks the bay of Cannes, is the oldest area of the city. Enjoy strolling through the picturesque streets and squares, meander down the rue Saint-Antoine and enjoy regional cuisine in one of its many restaurants.More information Cannes Tourist Office
IT TAKES A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR FROM ESTEREL CARAVANING TO ARRIVE IN NICE IN THE ALPES MARITIMES
Nice has been attracting tourists for over 150 years.
It was indeed Nice in the 19th century that seduced the Russian and English aristocracies by its charm, mild climate and its beautiful Baie des Anges(Bay of Angels) .
The old town of Nice reminds us of its Italian origins: bustling streets , baroque churches, the splendor of the Lascaris Palace , and Cours Saleya with its flower market … From the top of the castle hill, you will have a wonderful view of the sea, the city and the inland countryside. Along the Baie des Anges , the Promenade des Anglais is bordered by casinos, palaces ( the Negresco hotel and its pink roofs ) and a pebble beach.
On the heights of the city , the Cimiez hill features luxurious homes. A monastery mixes medieval and baroque styles around a harmonious garden. Painters Matisse and Dufy are buried in the cemetery next door. The Cimiez hill also houses the Matisse Museum : paintings, sculptures , drawings and prints .Nice has several museums : Chagall , fine arts, modern and contemporary art, Asian art.
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicolas is an unusual sight, it immerges you into another world. Six bulbous domes top the cathedral and its red brick facade . Built in 1912 , it is a replica of the Kremlin’s St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.More information Nice Tourisme