Saint-Raphael tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The clean and popular resort of Saint-Raphael is one of our favourites along this section of the Riviera

Saint-Raphael 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-Raphael. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Raphael travel guide.

Attractions in Saint-Raphael

Agay is a very small Riviera resort to the south of the Massif d'Esterel: Agay

The Massif d'Esterel is a substantial region of countryside on the riviera with hiking trails through the red-rock scenery: Massif de l'Esterel

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Agay at 7 km and Massif de l'Esterel at 9 km.

Saint-Raphael, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

Among other historic sites, the town of Frejus has one of the...

See Frejus guide


at 7 km (direction east)

Agay is a very small Riviera resort to the south of the...

See Agay guide
Massif de l'Esterel

Massif de l'Esterel

at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

The Massif d'Esterel is a substantial region of countryside on the riviera...

See Massif de l'Esterel guide


at 11 km (direction west)

Roquebrune-sur-Argens combines a traditional Provencal village, a beach resort...and a great chocolate...

See Roquebrune-sur-Argens guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

Bagnols-en-Foret is a pleasant town close to the popular Gorges of the...

See Bagnols-en-Foret guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction south-west)

Sainte-Maxime has a small town to explore, but it is as a...

See Sainte-Maxime guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The resort at Theoule-sur-Mer is on the coast near Cannes, and is...

See Theoule-sur-Mer guide


at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

While lacking the attractions of the more important Riviera towns, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is...

See Mandelieu-la-Napoule guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-west)

As well as its very famous harbour, town centre and beach Saint-Tropez...

See Saint-Tropez guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Tanneron is a small village, often visited by those enjoying the leisure...

See Tanneron guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

Most visitors will combine a trip to Montauroux with some time at...

See Montauroux guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

You might lose all sense of orientation in the winding streets of...

See Callian guide
Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud

at 23 km (direction south-west)

The port at Port Grimaud, and the colourful houses along the waterfront,...

See Port Grimaud guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

The small village of Tourrettes is one of several perched villages in...

See Tourrettes guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Raphael

Market days in Saint-Raphael: weekly market: Tuesday & Monday;

  • Saint-Raphael: market Tuesday & Monday (0km)
  • Frejus: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (3km)
  • Roquebrune-sur-Argens: market Friday (10km)
  • Le Muy: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Fayence: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Les Arcs: market Thursday (24km)
  • Cannes: market Monday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Cannes: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Raphael, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (36km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (2km)
  • Thoronet Abbey (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (0km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (3km)
  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (24km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de la Napoule (18km)
  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (26km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (29km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (34km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (38km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (47km)
  • Jardin botanique (51km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (26km)
  • Massif des Maures (35km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (47km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (6km)
  • Parc Phœnix (45km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (54km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Raphael is in the south-east of France at 76 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Raphael is 693 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Raphael

Canton: Saint-Raphaël

Arrondissement: Draguignan

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83700

Distance to Saint-Raphael

from Toulon (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 693 km

from Calais: 915 km

from Nice: 51 km

from Bordeaux: 607 km

from Strasbourg: 579 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-Raphael from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Frejus.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Raphael