Saint-Raphael tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Raphael: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Agay at 7 km and Massif de l'Esterel at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Raphael, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Map of places to visit near Saint-Raphael

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)

More information about Saint-Raphael, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Raphael, France

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

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

Saint-Raphael is in the south-east of France. 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