Fréjus - Saint Raphaël - Agay & Theoule-sur-Mer
Fréjus & Saint-Raphaël: Roman seaside resorts at Esterel Mountains through Agay, Antheor all the way via Theoule-sur-Mer to Cannes
Fréjus and Saint Raphaël, two origin ancient Roman seaside towns actually lie to each other and are therefore almost mentioned in the same breath. Today it is a popular holiday destination for families with children because of its beautiful sandy beaches, lively seafront and summer festivities. Due to its location between St Tropez and Cannes with the Esterel Mountains at the back, Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are also a very good base for trips, bike rides and walks for hours. In Fréjus you will still find the remnants of the Roman era in many places. If you’re going to the direction of Cannes, along the coastal road, you will go through to the small coastal villages of Boulouris, Le Dramont, Agay and Anthéor where the Esterel Mountains falls into the Mediterranean Sea.
Fréjus has, because of its ancient history an interesting historic center, highlighted are ‘the Arenes’ of Fréjus! In this ancient amphitheater arena Roman gladiators we having their fights and now it is mainly an interesting tourist attraction where in summer regularly concerts are being organized. Another interesting visit is the aqueduct, the city walls and the city gates “Porte des Gaules” and “Porte de Rome”; a must see when you are in this region!
From Fréjus-Plage to the marina Port-Fréjus you will find a beautiful and wide sandy beach with a lively promenade, continuing all the way into Saint-Raphaël up to its cozy harbor. This long coastal promenade is lined with plane trees, cozy restaurants, tourist shops and sunday- and night markets.
In this area of Fréjus & Saint-Raphaël are 5 different harbors so, the ideal place for watersport lovers. If you want to rent a sailboat or motor yacht? You can contact the ‘Club Nautique de Fréjus’ and the ‘International Yacht Club de Saint-Raphael’. Every year Saint Raphael has, ask well as St. Tropez it own Regatta.
Also for the kids there is enough to do; The biggest theme parks can be found at Frejus, such as Aqualand Fréjus and the Luna Parc as well as the animal zoo: Parc Zoologique de Fréjus.
The tourist restaurants at the coast-line are often not as good as the restaurants in the center of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël. Recommended restaurants are L’Amandier in Frejus and La Table de Saint-Raphaël.
In Saint-Raphaël famous 18-holes golf-courses are to be found like the Golf Valescure (the oldest golf courses in the South of France!) and also in the region many other golf courses are found like: Golf Blue Green d’Esterel, Golf de Roquebrune, Golf de Saint Endreol, Golf de Sainte-Maxime and Beauvallon but also, less than 20 km away, the famous golf course “Terre Blanche”.
From Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël, you can drive the famous “Route Corniche d’Or” towards Cannes. This route is very worthwhile to do; a marvelous drive through the coastal line and the magnificent red Esterel Mountains, visiting Agay, Anthéor, Le Trayas and stop along the way to have a swim in the various Calanques. Another suggestion is to have a walk and follow a trail, for example, the route that starts at ‘Col de Belle Barbe’ or the ‘route on the Cap Dramont’.
All these places Frejus, Saint Raphaël, Agay & Theoule-sur-Mer have their own railway stations.