St Raphael, France

Saint Raphaël is a large seaside town located on the French Riviera; nestled up beside Fréjus, and located half way between Cannes and St Tropez. Saint Raphaël has sandy beaches, marinas, good shopping, and lots of dining possibilities.

There is an old town, called the "village district", and there are a fair number of interesting things to see by wandering the streets. The town is full of fine old villas from the 18th and 19th centuries. The beaches stretch between the old port in the centre and the newer Port Santa Lucia, with opportunities for every kind of watersport.

Things to See & Do

* Museum of Prehistory and Underwater Archaeology
* Église St-Pierre church
* Boat trip to St Tropez
* Grand Casino
* Beaches and water sports

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 89.95 km²
Population – 26,616 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33

Port Location – The port at St Raphael, is Port Santa Lucia which is located approximately 2km from the town centre.

Travel Links – Saint Raphaël/Fréjus is on the main rail line for service between Paris, Lyon, the Riviera and Italy, including the high-speed TGV train. Saint Raphaël/Fréjus is also, along with Nice, a "Train-Auto Accompagné" station, for travelling with your car between the Riviera and Paris. Trains are available from Cannes, Nice, Marseilles and Boulouris.

Saint Raphaël has excellent bus service with other towns in the area. Buses are available to and from Cannes,Cogolin, Draguignan, La Foux, Fréjus, Grimaud, Nice Airport and St-Tropez.

There are international airports located at Nice, Marseilles and Hyeres.