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About Sainte-maxime

Situated on the northern coast of the Saint-Tropez gulf in the Mediterranean, Sainte Maxime is a fascinating seaside town. The city, as part of the French Riviera on the south-west of France, is 90 kilometers from Nice and 130 kilometers from Marseilles. The north of the city, overlooking the Mediterranean in the south, is surrounded with the Maures Mountains and displays an extraordinary beauty with both sea and mountain views. The city is also believed to set an inspiration for poets and writers with its Mediterranean climate providing sunny weather for about 300 days a year.

Sainte Maxime, founded by monks who came from Cannes in A.D.1000s, takes its name from a saint. In the port area of ​​the city, which was the center of Operation Dragoon, an operation that helped the liberation of Southern France during World War II, you are encountering many monuments reminding those days.

While the beach that is getting highly crowded by tourists in the summer months would relax your soul with its fine sands and turquoise waters, it also offers all kinds of water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, water skiing. There are more than eighty beaches on the shoreline with a length of more than 10 kilometers. In addition to the beaches in the city, the walkways around the harbor are also very attractive. There is a small museum where you can get information about the city's history, a church and monuments around the harbor. The botanical park with a pond, the colorful open-air market on Thursdays and the festivals held throughout the year make the city more colorful and attractive.

In Sainte Maxime, a city preferred by sports-loving tourists, there are 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, hiking, archery, horse riding, mountain biking alternatives. You can easily get around in the city without being caught in traffic where streets are pedestrianized. A bike trail that allows exploration of the rural parts is available all along the coast. One of the features that make the city popular is the restaurants assertive in seafood presentation.

The closest airport you can land to reach Sainte by air is Toulon-Hyères Airport located in Toulon. It is possible to reach the city from the airport, which is 53 kilometers away from the city center, by renting a car, or taking a bus or taxi.

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