Explore Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer and its Mediterranean treasures

An age-old maritime heritage

Imagine a majestic peninsula, closing Toulon's famous harbor like a lock, once made up of three nearby islands that over the centuries became known as "l'Isle de Sépet". Phoenicians, Rhodians, Ligurians, Celto-Ligurians, Massadians and Romans all called here, making the bay of Creux Saint-Georges home to many sailors and a few huts on the shore.

The unspoilt authenticity of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer

On one side, this charming village faces the harbor and Toulon. On the other side, the peninsula opens out onto the Mediterranean, offering a myriad of hiking trails, enchanting beaches and intimate coves. Its location away from the rest of the Toulon conurbation has enabled it to retain all its authenticity and calm. Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, guardian of its maritime heritage, proudly houses the traditional "pointus" boats, in harmony with the pleasure boats. Boasting a mild microclimate, this haven is home to natural beaches and lush green spaces marked out by the coastal path. Throughout the year, many festivities with Provencal traditions punctuate the life of this fishing village.

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Idyllic beaches for dream vacations

Lovers of sunbathing, get ready to find the perfect beach. Golden sand beaches such as Plage des Sablettes, Plage du Cros and Plage de la Vieille, pebble beaches such as La Verne and La Coudoulière in Saint Mandrier, not forgetting the secret coves of Ile des Embiez or the mythical Brutal Beach, your dream beach is certainly waiting for you.

A wealth of culture and history to explore

Beyond Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, neighboring towns such as Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Seyne-sur-Mer and Ollioules offer a wide range of exciting walks, visits and activities. Thanks to their strategic location close to the Toulon and Marseille harbors, the area is brimming with military buildings steeped in history, such as the Balaguier museum, the Cap Nègre battery and the Fortin de la Coudoulière. Discover religious buildings that have stood the test of time, such as the charming Pépiole chapel, the Church of Saint Laurent and the Collegiale Saint-Pierre.

Take a stroll through architectural history

Let yourself be enchanted by the typical neighborhoods built by great builders and architects such as Michel Pacha in Tamaris or Fernand Pouillon in Les Sablettes. Discover themed trails such as the graffiti and street art trail, a veritable open-air museum on the walls and streets of downtown La Seyne, or the artisans' trail in Ollioules, featuring more than twenty crafts, and immerse yourself in the picturesque atmosphere of these places. Take advantage of your sunny stay in the Var to explore the surrounding communes of the Toulon Provence Méditerranée metropolitan area.

Toulon's treasures

Toulon is full of treasures to discover. Visit the majestic Rade and its imposing military ships, immerse yourself in maritime history at the Musée National de la Marine, stroll along the Cours Lafayette or take the cable car up to the summit of Mont Faron for a breathtaking view of the city, the Mediterranean coast and the surrounding islands. Near Toulon, the charming towns of Le Pradet, Carqueiranne and La Garde also offer superb beaches.

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The paradise islands of western Var

The surrounding islands rival each other in beauty. How do you choose between the sandy beaches of Porquerolles island, the Port Cros national park and its unspoilt seabed, the Embiez archipelago or the exotic Le Levant island, a favorite of naturist enthusiasts for its unspoilt paradise?

Sanary, a jewel of Provence

Explore the beautiful town of Sanary, with its picturesque pedestrian streets, terraced restaurants, lively port and peaceful lifestyle. In the morning, watch the fishermen return to port with their traditional pointus. At lunchtime or in the evening, join the cafés for an aperitif. At dusk, stroll through the weekly Provencal market, voted France's most beautiful, or the night-time craft market and pick up some wonderful vacation souvenirs. Sanary is a not-to-be-missed stopover during your stay in the Var.

Discover the wonders nearby

From Sanary or Bandol, embark on a sea excursion to the magnificent Calanques de Cassis, unless you prefer to discover them on foot during a hike in the Calanques National Park. Just a short drive away, the hilltop villages of western Var are scattered among the Bandol AOC vineyards. La Cadière d'Azur, Le Castellet and Evenos welcome you in their typical Provencal atmosphere, their old stones offering a pleasant summer coolness.

Explore between Provence and the Côte d'Azur

For more adventure between Provence and the Côte d'Azur, discover Marseille, the Camargue, Saint-Tropez or the Gorges du Verdon. The possibilities for discovery are endless in this region rich in natural, cultural and historical treasures.

Get ready for an unforgettable vacation in and around Saint Mandrier sur Mer, where sea, sun and heritage offer a unique experience. Numerous bed & breakfasts and furnished rentals are available, as well as the 3-star La Presqu'île campsite, Hôtel Club le Maeva, Hôtel le Barock and Les Gîtes de l'Ermitage.

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