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Tel:+33 (0)4 94 19 52 52
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St Raphael is a traditional Cote d'Azur resort with Art Nouveau elegance especially in the network of winding streets in the area around the Musee Archeologique with its reconstruction of a Roman galley. 

It was often thought there was a sunken city that lay beneath the sea due to the retrieval of red bricks from the sea by local divers.  However, Jacques Cousteau investigated and found that the bricks were the remains of a Roman ship carrying building materials to the mainland.

St Raphael has grown in popularity to engulf its neighbour Frejus and boasts a tree-lined promenade, good beaches, Belle Epoque villas and a casino.  For those looking for more active pursuits, the Sentier du Littoral is a great way to experience some of the wind beaten coves that mark this coastline.

What to See - St Raphael Attractions

Parc Zoologique
Le Capitou 83601
a zoo with varied animal life from yaks to parrots
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 40 70 65

Musee des Troupes des Marines
N7 + D4 towards Fayence, 5km from Frejus 83601
covers the history of the marines over the ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue & Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 40 81 75

Les Bateaux de St-Raphael
Gare Maritime, Frejus 83601
organise boat excursions to the Iles de Lerins
| Admission charge | Opening Times: summer season | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 95 17 46

Plongee 83
29 ave de la Gare, Frejus 83601
Frejus has some excellent dive sites including wreck diving
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 95 27 18

Port Santa Lucia
marina, St Raphael 83700
if flashy boats appeal head to St Raphael's huge marina

Musee Archeologique
in Cathedral Cloister, Frejus 83601
an archaeological musuem with a marble statue of Hermes and ornate 3rd century mosaic
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue & Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 52 15 78

Musee Archeologique
adj. to Eglise des Templiers (rue des Templiers), St Raphael 83700
displaying the wreck that Jacques Cousteau discovered plus a collection of menhirs and dolmens
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 51 26 30

Eglise des Templiers
Rue des Templiers, St Raphael 83700
a knights templar church and watchtower

Cite Episcopale
58 rue de Fleury, Frejus 83601
a fortified hub including baptistry, cathedral & cloister
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Aug:daily; Sep-Mar:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 51 26 30

Rue Henri Vadon, Frejus 83601
one of the oldest Roman amphitheatres of Gaul
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 51 83 83

Notre Dame de Lepante
Bd Felix-Martin, St Raphael 83700
a Victorian-Byzantine church with an altar to St-Antoine the patron saint of lost objects