Sainte Maxime & Le Plan de la Tour
Sainte-Maxime is a very popular resort in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Tropez in the South of France. Because of its beautiful, long sandy beaches, charming town center and its convenient location between Saint Tropez and Cannes, is an ideal destination for a family holiday in the South of France. Within easy driving distance are the mundane Beauvallon with its famous golf course and inland you will find charming Provencal villages like Le Plan de la Tour.
Strolling along the Promenade Simon Lorière, the beautiful, long boulevard with plane trees and palm trees, you get the real Côte d’Azur feeling. Just a game of jeu de boules with the locals, an ice cream at Fleurs d’Italie, a glas of rose wine at the terrace at Le Wafou ….. A must is to visit the cozy shops in the pedestrian streets where in the evening you will find the touristic markets, the covered market and also the many restaurants where you can have a delicious diner or lunch. To visit Saint Tropez, you can take te bateau vert (boat-taxi). This passage alone is a topper! The boat ride ends in the cosmopolitan port of Saint Tropez with its spectacular yachts and here are every Tuesday or Saturday the “Marché Saint Tropez”. Do not miss this trip, without doubt the hippest and most vibrant market in southern France.
The best beach bars of Sainte Maxime can be found at La Nartelle, towards Les Issambres. Towards Saint Tropez, La Croisette and Beauvallon also have very good beaches. In total you will find more than 11 km of sandy beaches at Sainte-Maxime!
Boat lovers can enjoy their stay here! You can rent a sailboat or yacht in the harbor. Also jet skis, surfboards etc. can be rented at several places and if you want to dive the diving center H2O is pleased to welcome you.
For children there is also a lot of entertainment. On the boulevard you will find several roundabouts and a small train. Older children can have the day of their life at Aqua Land with lots of water-slides or board on the Aqua Scope boat and enjoy the under water world from above.
For golfers Sainte-Maxime is a top destination. La Nartelle has its slightly elevated “Golf de Sainte-Maxime” and more in the direction of Saint Tropez, you will find near the seaside the mundane “Golf de Beauvallon” golf course, surrounded by chic Domaines with luxury villas and beautiful sandy beaches. Within easy driving distance are also the golf courses of “Saint Endreol” and of course the beautiful Golf de Roquebrune.
In the summer many restaurants and cafes along the promenade have LIVE music. Nightclub St. Hilaire gives you the opportunity to party until early morning. Also to mention is the Casino on the boulevard where you just can try your luck.
Grocery can be bought on the boulevard. There are two Petit Casinos but in the direction of Le Plan de la Tour there is a large shop of Carrefour. The covered market in the center is great for fresh fish (early in the morning) and other fresh products.
Le Plan de la Tour is less than fifteen minutes drive from Sainte-Maxime and just half an hour from Saint Tropez Here you will find a totally different atmosphere. The peace of a charming village in the shade of the plane trees…..The road to Le Plan de la Tour leads to nothing else and that is why this charming Provencal Village has been preserved. Because Le Plan de la Tour is located in the heart of the Maures massif, it is surrounded by natural beauty and is therefore also a very good starting point for hikers!!