Self catering holidays
"No more bets, ladies and gentleman!" Why not try your luck at the casino between the slots machines and the more sophisticated gaming tables.
There are hundreds of slot and video poker machines lined up in the open air and the space is equipped with a retractable roof. Thrills are guaranteed near the gaming tables in an exciting atmosphere featuring a beautiful view over the bay of Saint-Tropez as well as a private terrace overlooking the beach. May Lady Luck smile upon you!
Facing the Big Blue, alongside the port of Sainte-Maxime, you'll find the departure point of the Petit Train des Pignes. This is the ideal setting for a trip aboard this little train. You'll actually find yourself in front of one of the town's most important locations. Take the time to admire this enchanting panorama before embarking on a journey taking approximately 45 minutes which will allow you to discover or rediscover all the charm of this seaside resort, classified as such since 1922. A chance to marvel at the port, but also to admire the Tour Carrée, the church and the old town.
The history of the Port de Sainte-Maxime dates from the eighteenth century. At the time, it was a place of embarkation for goods such as wine, oil, cork, wood, grains and vegetables. It was only in the late 1930s that the trading port became a marina.
Located in the heart of the city, the harbour is a bustling place, where it's pleasant to walk. Visitors can discover old colourful fishing boats moored at the Quai des Pêcheurs (Fisherman's Wharf). Certified a "clean port" the Port de Sainte-Maxime respects the environment for the pleasure of sailors and walkers.
The Church of Sainte-Maxime was built in 1755. The expansion of the village led to the building being expanded in the middle of the 19th century and also in 1869 when the Sacred Heart and Sainte-Maxime chapels were built. In 1938 the building took on its current form with the demolition of the presbytery to add a side-aisle.
Inside this church make sure you admire the marble high altar, which is listed as Beaux-Arts. The Romanesque portal also demands to be admired, as do the ceramic tympana dating from 1973.
A veritable haven of peace in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, this botanical garden extends over 3 hectares and features no less than 60 different plant varieties. Visitors can discover palms, arbutus, cypresses, pines and other plants typical of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. This wooded park is the ideal spot for a family outing, featuring marked trails or guided tours for children and adults.