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Sainte-Maxime tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sainte-Maxime: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Sainte-Maxime has a small town to explore, but it is as a popular family beach resort that it is better known

Sainte-Maxime 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 Sainte-Maxime. For detailed visitor information see the Sainte-Maxime travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Port Grimaud at 6 km and Gassin at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Maxime, 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 Sainte-Maxime in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



Seaside resort at 4 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Tropez guide
Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud

at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port Grimaud guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Gassin, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is high...

See Gassin guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The scenic village of Grimaud is made even more charming by...

See Grimaud guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

A small village just a short distance inland from Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle...

See Ramatuelle guide
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction south-west)

It is the wide choice of beaches that attracts most visitors to...

See La Croix-Valmer guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Roquebrune-sur-Argens guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Frejus guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-east)

The clean and popular resort of Saint-Raphael is one of our favourites...

See Saint-Raphael guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-west)

The focus at family-friendly Cavalaire-sur-Mer is firmly on the beach...

See Cavalaire-sur-Mer guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

Les Arcs, with its historical Parage quarter, is a very lovely historical...

See Les-Arcs-sur-Argens guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-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 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Massif de l'Esterel guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bagnols-en-Foret guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Maxime


Markets in and near Sainte-Maxime

  • Cogolin: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Ramatuelle: market Thursday & Thursday & Sunday & Sunday (10km)
  • La Croix-Valmer: market Sunday (13km)
  • Roquebrune-sur-Argens: market Friday (15km)
  • Frejus: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Cavalaire-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Raphael: market Tuesday & Monday (17km)
  • Le Muy: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Les Arcs: market Thursday (22km)
  • Le Luc: market Friday (28km)

More information about Sainte-Maxime, Provence

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Maxime, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (52km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (16km)
  • Thoronet Abbey (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (16km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (17km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (10km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (21km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (34km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (38km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (46km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (46km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (46km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (46km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (48km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif des Maures (21km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (20km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Maxime is in the south-east of France at 61 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Maxime is 700 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Maxime

Canton: Grimaud

Arrondissement: Draguignan

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83120

Distance to Sainte-Maxime

from Toulon (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 700 km

from Calais: 923 km

from Nice: 67 km

from Bordeaux: 601 km

from Strasbourg: 593 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 Sainte-Maxime from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Maxime

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