Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubagne at 29 km and Entrecasteaux at 32 km.

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 17 km (direction north-east)

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses,...

See Barjols guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association...

See Aubagne guide


at 32 km (direction east)

Entrecasteaux is a traditional Provencal town between the Gorges du Verdon and...

See Entrecasteaux guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

Nicely situated in the Bresque river valley, both the medieval quarter and...

See Salernes guide
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Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is well situated to explore the...

See Greoux-les-Bains guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near the...

See Aups guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards...

See Bandol guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

Villecroze is a charming small village with a quaint historic centre and...

See Villecroze guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the...

See Toulon guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the...

See La Ciotat guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques...

See Cassis guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Market days in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Brignoles: market Saturday (17km)
  • Gareoult: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Fuveau: market Thursday & Monday (24km)
  • Cotignac: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Carces: market Saturday (26km)
  • Jouques: market Sunday (28km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (29km)
  • Cuers: market Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France

What to do at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (32km)
  • Chateau d'If (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (15km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (36km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (36km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (36km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (40km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (42km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (43km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (43km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (43km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (43km)
  • Parc Borély (44km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (44km)
  • Parc Longchamp (44km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (44km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (45km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (46km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (50km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (17km)
  • Lac de Quinson (31km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (31km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (31km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (33km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (34km)
  • Mont Faron (34km)
  • Cap Canaille (37km)
  • Parc du Mugel (38km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (38km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (38km)
  • Cap Sicié (42km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (43km)
  • Calanque (44km)
  • Massif des Maures (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (34km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is in the south-east of France at 37 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is 659 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Canton: Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Arrondissement: Brignoles

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83470

Distance to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

from Toulon (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 659 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 117 km

from Bordeaux: 536 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ollieres, Pourcieux and Tourves.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume


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