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Saint-Raphaël: A Jewel of the French Riviera to Explore

Near Saint-Raphaël, Esterel Caravaning: An Ideal Base for Exploration

Nestled just a short drive from the center of Saint-Raphaël, Esterel Caravaning serves as your gateway to one of the most beautiful jewels of the French Riviera. Backed by the Esterel Massif, Saint-Raphaël stretches along 36 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline, offering 27 magnificent beaches.

These beaches are the perfect spots to relax or try various water sports. Recognized as a “Nautical Resort,” Saint-Raphaël boasts 5 ports and a coastline dotted with hidden coves and urban beaches. The coastal trail, in particular, beckons you to explore the natural wonders of the coast.

Saint-Raphaël, a sought-after resort destination since the 19th century, boasts a diverse architectural heritage. You’ll discover villas of various styles, including Palladian, Anglo-Norman, and Moorish. The Notre-Dame-de-la-Victoire church, with its neo-Roman Byzantine style and glazed tile dome, stands as one of the city’s iconic landmarks.

The city also bears witness to a rich Roman past. The archaeological museum, located in the former presbytery of the “San Rafeu” church, displays treasures found during local and underwater excavations, such as amphorae, coins, and engraved menhirs.

Saint-Raphaël embodies the essence of Provencal life. Its markets burst with aromas and colors, offering an abundant choice of vegetables, fruits, fish, and flowers. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town and immerse yourself in the pleasures and delights of Saint-Raphaël, an essential part of your stay on the French Riviera.

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