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A Visit to the Old Town of Saint-Raphaël on the Cote d’Azur

Saint-Raphaël is a beautiful coastal town that lies between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. You can walk along the seashore, but you can also visit the old town, the archaeological museum and its tower with a view over the city.

On the streets of the old town, you will find a covered market, little shops with typical products of the South of France, restaurants and cafés.

Continue reading here to see the Let’s Explore photos of her visit to the old church crypt and archaeological museum.

Tourist Information

Tourism office website
99 Quai Albert 1er
83700 Saint-Raphaël
Tel: +33(0)4 94 19 52 52

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Saint-Raphaël for its beaches, watersports, golf courses, and hiking and biking trails in the protected Estérel mountain range.

Market lovers will enjoy the choice in food markets:

Place Victor Hugo: every morning except Mondays
Place de la République: every morning except Mondays
Place de la Poste: only Monday mornings
Place Giannetti: only Wednesday mornings
and the daily marché aux poissons (fish market)

Between January and March, follow the 130 kilometre Mimosa Trail from Bormes-les-Mimosas to the perfume capital of Grasse. Saint-Raphaël is roughly halfway at the 59 km mark, it’s a great place to stay. More details (in French) here.


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Laura’s family is multicultural. She is Dutch, and lives in Switzerland, with her French-Swiss husband and two (2) boys. The family travels for pleasure (and leisure) discovering new places, exploring different cultures and enjoying the people that they meet. Laura says, “I am curious, and I love the fact that travelling always triggers the curiosity of children.”

Let’s Explore the World with our Family is Laura’s blog about visiting new places and diverse scenery that sparks the seeds of curiosity and questions in both their children and themselves.

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