Saint Cyr sur Mer
Visit Saint Cyr sur Mer (Provence, France)
Originally several villages that have now 'merged' into one town, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer comprises several different points of interest for the visitor. Hence the ports of Les Lecques and La Madrague are considered part of the community. Les Lecques is also the region with the main beach resort.
On arriving in St-Cyr the first thing that strikes you is the very attractive coastal setting, backed by a mix of pine forests and vineyards. The seafront here includes a pleasant beach and three separate pleasure ports.
The town itself is pleasant with an interesting selection of highlights, including some Roman ruins displayed at the Museum of Tauroentum (showing the vestiges of a Roman villa) in Les Lecques. The mosaics are the highlight of a visit to the museum.
Perhaps the most curious highlight in the town is found in Place Portalis. Here you can see a 'mini Statue of Liberty', which is an exact replica of the New York statue, but smaller and coated in gold. It was made by Bartholdi, the same sculptor as the original.
The long sandy beach in Les Lecques is of course a hive of activity in summer, with many nautical activities available (although there is a parking charge to visit). There is also a much smaller beach in La Madrague, which is a mix of sand and pebbles. Both of the beaches are very popular with families.
You will find other small pebble beaches if you follow the coast path towards Bandol, and a very scenic little beach at Port d'Alon.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the golf course just outside Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer which is on the coast and has lovely views out to sea.
There is an attractive path along the coast that runs from La Madrague in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and on to Bandol, and a shorter marked walk also from La Madrague which takes you through the vineyards and countryside.
Another coastal highlight here is the Calanque of Port d'Alon (although access is limited in the summer).
Children will enjoy visiting the Aqualand Parc just south-east of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer which has a multitude of water slides, swimming pools and other water based activities. Great fun but the admission price of 25 euros (18 euros for children up to 12) might stop you taking them as often as they would like!
Photos taken within 10 km
Tourist classifications for Saint Cyr sur Mer
Saint Cyr sur Mer is classified as a recommended detour town (plus beau detour)
Address: Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, Beausset, Toulon, Var, Provence, 83270 || GPS: latitude 43.1789, longitude 5.7086
Map of Saint Cyr sur Mer & places nearby
Highlights close by
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Saint Cyr sur Mer, France
- Parc du Mugel - site of natural beauty (9km)
- Parc municipal du Mugel - remarkable garden (9km)
- Sanary-sur-Mer - ville fleurie 4* (10km)
- OK Corral - theme park (11km)
- Ollioules - recommended detour (13km)
- Cap Canaille - site of natural beauty (14km)
- Cap Sicié - site of natural beauty (18km)
- Zoo du Mont Faron - zoo or wildlife park (19km)
- Domaine d'Orvès - remarkable garden (23km)
- Jardin de Baudouvin - remarkable garden (23km)
Market days in Saint Cyr sur Mer: Regular market(s) are held in Saint Cyr sur Mer each Sunday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Saint Cyr sur Mer (Francais)