Visit La Croix-Valmer (Provence, France)
La Croix-Valmer is a popular coastal village on the Cote d'Azur south-west of Saint-Tropez, in an attractive location backed by the pine covered Maures Massif, a substantial part of which is now a protected reserve.
Exploring La Croix-Valmer
The town itself has some interesting 'belle-epoque' (early 20th century) villas to enjoy, of which the imposing Maison des Peres du Saint Esprit is the most impressive, but it is true to say that it is the coast and beaches that attract the crowds during the summer months rather than the architecture!
There are actually several high quality beaches at La Croix-Valmer extending over several kilometres of coastline - the best known of these are called the Plage de Gigaro and the Plage du Débarquement. These two beaches have full facilities and can become quite busy in summer while some of the others are much quieter and have less or no facilities - the choice is yours!
The water here is beautifully clear and the beaches are sandy, and have been awarded the 'blue flag' for cleanliness and facilities, which includes free shuttle buses from the town to the most popular of the beaches.
Interesting to remember when you are here - the beaches around La Croix-Valmer were important landing beaches during the invasion of southern France towards the end of the second world war, in particular the Plage du Débarquement.
Sights close to La Croix-Valmer
When you want a change from beach scenery there are some very attractive coastal paths to follow starting here, with frequent views across the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the many different facets of the coast here, including Cap Taillat (shown in photograph above). Walks in the Massif de Maures hills are also very attractive.
You should also visit the villages at Gassin and Ramatuelle, both very picturesque and with far reaching views across the coast and the Mediterranean, at less than five kilometres from La Croix-Valmer, and the lovely Port Grimaud, town on the coast nearby that is reminiscent of Venice.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Draguignan, Var, Provence, 83420 || GPS: latitude 43.208611, longitude 6.568889
Map of La Croix-Valmer & places nearby
Highlights close by
Port Grimaud 7km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near La Croix-Valmer, France
- Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain - remarkable garden (3km)
- Gassin - most beautiful village (3km)
- Grimaud - recommended detour (8km)
- Domaine du Rayol - remarkable garden (9km)
- Bormes-les-Mimosas - ville fleurie 4* (20km)
- Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux - remarkable garden (28km)
- Frejus Cathedral cloisters - national monument (28km)
- Frejus - town of art and history (28km)
- Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) - religious monument (28km)
- Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) - religious monument (29km)
Market days in La Croix-Valmer: Regular market(s) are held in La Croix-Valmer each Sunday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at La Croix-Valmer (Francais)