Sanary-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are the highlight in Sanary-sur-Mer, with various beaches close to hand

Sanary-sur-Mer 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 Sanary-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Sanary-sur-Mer travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Sanary-sur-Mer include "ville fleurie 4*".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer at 10 km and Toulon at 11 km.

Sanary-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bandol guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Toulon guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

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

See La Ciotat guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

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

See Cassis guide


at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

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

See Aubagne guide


at 27 km (direction east)

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle as...

See Hyeres guide
Presqu'ile de Giens

Presqu'ile de Giens

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

The Presqu'ile de Giens is a peninsula with beaches, a nature reserve,...

See Presqu'ile de Giens guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide
Iles d'Hyeres

Iles d'Hyeres

Island at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The Iles de Hyeres, off the Riviera coast, are perhaps the most...

See Iles d'Hyeres guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the...

See Marseille guide


at 44 km (direction east)

The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and flowers...

See Bormes-les-Mimosas guide

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Markets in and near Sanary-sur-Mer

  • Bandol: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Ciotat: market Tuesday & Sunday (17km)
  • La Garde: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Le Pradet: market Friday (18km)
  • Carqueiranne: market Thursday (22km)
  • La Crau: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Cassis: market Wednesday & Friday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Sanary-sur-Mer, France

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

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (40km)
  • Thoronet Abbey (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine d'Orvès (15km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (15km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (17km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (26km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (27km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (27km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (27km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (29km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (35km)
  • Parc Longchamp (37km)
  • Parc Borély (37km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (37km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (38km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Sicié (8km)
  • Mont Faron (13km)
  • Parc du Mugel (17km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (17km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (22km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (23km)
  • Cap Canaille (24km)
  • Calanque (32km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (12km)

Geography and distances

Sanary-sur-Mer is in the south-east of France at 10 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Sanary-sur-Mer is 691 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sanary-sur-Mer

Canton: Ollioules

Arrondissement: Toulon

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83110

Distance to Sanary-sur-Mer

from Toulon (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 691 km

from Calais: 920 km

from Nice: 135 km

from Bordeaux: 545 km

from Strasbourg: 626 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 Sanary-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bandol, Evenos, Ollioules and Six-Fours-les-Plages.

This page in French: Visiter Sanary-sur-Mer