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About St. Raphael

One of the most exclusive of all the ritzy French Riviera resorts, St Raphael has a smart beach and even smarter shops and restaurants along its promenade below the 1,500ft Massif de l'Esterel. It also has an unusual museum of underwater archaeology but, for historical sightseeing, nearby Frejus is more rewarding.

In fact, so close have they spread that it is difficult to see where St Raphael ends and Frejus starts except that the best Roman ruins - an amphitheatre, aqueduct, and smaller theatre - are in its upper, older quarter (Frejus Ville) a mile from the seafront (Frejus Plage), also in Frejus Ville is a 12th century Gothic cathedral built on the site of a Roman temple and next to a 5th century Baptistry.  It also has its own excellent - if more conventional - archaeological museum.

The famous Corniche runs along above St Raphael and the swish French Riviera resorts (St Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Antibes) aren't very far away.

 

Shore excursions in St. Raphael

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