Self catering holidays
The Vieux Port de Saint-Raphaël is located in centre of down town, continuing the Commandant Guilbaud's promenade or the Cours Jean Bart.
In the morning, at dawn, the fishermen moor their boats and unload their fish, then go to the fish markets.
Shaded by centenary plane trees, you'll love to stroll along the quay and admire the splendid view over the port.
The Santa Lucia de Saint-Raphaël Port is located a few metres from down town. It is an important harbour for pleasure boating on the French Riviera. From this harbour you can sail along the Mediterranean coasts but also towards Corsica and Italy. The Santa Lucia Port has wide quays where people can stroll and stop at neighbouring boutiques.
The St. Raphael Archaeological Museum and its medieval church form a space dedicated to the archaeology of the Eastern Var.
This remarkable historical monument prompts visitors to walk in the footsteps of the first men of the Palaeolithic Esterel up until the metal age.
The museum's collections, including those from underwater excavations, yield valuable evidence on the region's origins and in particular the Gallo-Roman presence. But the museum itself is a subject of study with its medieval church and earlier remains uncovered by recent excavations.
The Notre-Dame de la Victoire Basilica of Saint-Raphaël was built at the end of the nineteenth century by Pierre Aublé. The building was constructed in Roman-Byzantine style. The Roman style predominates on the outside of the building, while the inside uses the Byzantine decorative effects.
In 2004, the Var church received the honorary title of basilica from Pope Jean-Paul II for its manifested spiritual influence.
In Saint-Raphael, beside the Mediterranean, the Bonaparte Garden is a pleasant place for a stroll with family or friends. Located above the Bonaparte car park, close to the Old Port, the Jardin Bonaparte in Saint Raphael offers an exceptional views over the bay of Saint-Raphaël. Below, you can see the Old Port with its bustling and friendly atmosphere.