At the beach
Originally a small fishing village, Saint-Raphael is now world-renowned for its wide array of activities, wonderful climate and beautiful environment. Saint-Raphael has a wonderful town centre plus a cluster of delightful and diverse residential neighbourhoods. Saint-Raphael is a sprawling development with 36 kilometres of indented coastline offering more than 30 diverse beaches: fine sand, pebble, shaded shorelines, creeks, coves and inlets. Running from Port Santa Lucia to Baumette Point, the coastal footpath meanders its way between the sea and the Estérel. The trail begins at Port Santa Lucia (close to the boatyard). Follow the yellow markers along the 8.5 kilometre trail and in approximately 2.5 hours you will arrive at the Baumette lighthouse. You should also take the time to enjoy the day-to-day life of St.Raphael. Stroll around and explore streets steeped in history but be sure not to miss the modern town centre. Get to know its markets. rise early in the morning and watch the fishermen emptying their nets full of the previous night's catch: a sight to be savoured. Relax on the town's sandy beaches. Visit Saint Raphael's main buildings and streets (Casino, Promenade des Bains, Notre Dame de la Victoire Church). Here every season provides the opportunity to discover traditional festivities. There are jousting tournaments, the celebrations of St. Baume and St. Pierre, Mimosa Week, Jazz festivals as well as other typical Saint Raphael happenings.