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01/10/2021 (archive)

A lively city all year round

A lively city all year round

As an elegant Provencal town, Sainte-Maxime is a real seaside resort with beaches, places to stroll and relax, a casino, leisure activities for children and adults, shops, restaurants and bars and so many events. Protected from the wind thanks to the foothills of the Maures, Sainte-Maxime and its 10 kilometres of fine sand, awarded the European Blue Flag, offer watersports and relax.


Sainte-Maxime, a lively town all year round

You will find many shops, restaurants and bars while strolling along the port and through the old town.
Many cultural events : the Carré Gaumont, a performance hall, offers an electic and quality programme including dance, theatre, music and songs, circus, etc.
Regarding the other events and activities, you will enjoy them throughout the year : in February, the Corso du Mimosa (mimosa celebration) ; in March, wine and gastronomy fair ; at the beginning of the season, the Jetcup (jetski championships) and Fest'Italia (big market of products coming from Italy) ; the Bravades (celebration of the patron saint) ; Saint-Jean's Day and Saint-Pierre's Day in June ; gala evening parties at the Théâtre de la Mer each summer ; and the Sainte-Maxime Free Flight World Masters or the Var Rally in autumn.
As a family resort, the city of Sainte-Maxime has always devoted special attention to children with excellent family facilities (waterpark, casino, etc.) : the town has been awarded the "Famille Plus" label.

Sainte-Maxime, a town of cultural heritage

You can visit some sightseeing attractions such as the Tour Carrée (16th century) located on the port that hosts the Local Traditions Museum, next to the Church (inside the Church, you can see a beautiful marble altar and a 18th century bell ; on a hill, the Château des Tourelles, in which Léon Gaumont, French cinema pioneer, spent the last years of his life ; more original, the Phonograph, Mechanical Music and Inventions Museum.

 You can also find olive oil and AOC Côtes de Provence wines.
You can enjoy hiking on several walking trails in wooded hills or strolling through a botanical garden to discover on 3 hectares, more than 60 plants typical of the Mediterranean.
In short, the biggest city of the Saint-Tropez bay has everything it takes to attract those who love spending nice family holidays.


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