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Sainte-Maxime, the small pleasures of life

A haven of peace between sea and land, emotions, sensations, flavors, fragrances, discoveries, a destination stay that cultivates the art of hospitality.

Sainte-Maxime is ideally located in the heart of the Saint-Tropez bay and as such, is a privileged destination. It is set in an exceptional natural environment with 11 km of Mediterranean shore, fine sandy beaches and fields of poseidoni. The constant aim of environmental protection and well-thought out development has been rewarded since 1987 by the award of the well-known “European Blue Flag” label. 

Sainte-Maxime is named after a nun who died in 750 and celebrated every year on May the 14th and 15th at the Votive Festival. At the heart of a rich French Riviera great bourgeois residences and hotels, Sainte-Maxime was gradually transformed into an elegant resort, cultivating a style of its own. Sainte-Maxime, like many villages in Provence, celebrates throughout the year its yesteryear that were often linked to the cycle of seasons and labor in the fields.

The town of Sainte-Maxime offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities suitable for all levels and all ages. Nothing or almost nothing is missing.

Sainte-Maxime has always paid special attention to families. Since 2010, our dynamism, know-how and experience with families have been rewarded by acquiring the “Famille Plus” label. This nationwide label is intended to successfully meet families’ expectations by improving facilities and amenities.


Saint-Tropez International Airport (20 km)

Toulon-Hyères International Airport (55 km)

Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport (90 km)

Marseille-Provence International Airport (150km)

Train stations
Saint-Raphaël Valescure (25 km)
Les Arcs – Draguignan (25 km)

Coach connections
Services to Sainte-Maxime from Saint-Raphaël and Les Arcs. 
With connections at Nice Côte d’Azur and Toulon-Hyères airports.

Best hotels

in Sainte-Maxime

Hotel Jas Neuf Sainte-Maxime  from €79
Hotel Jas Neuf Sainte-Maxime from €79
Amarante Golf Plaza from €86
Amarante Golf Plaza from €86
Hostellerie La Belle Aurore Sainte-Maxime from €146
Hostellerie La Belle Aurore Sainte-Maxime from €146


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At the heart of the Saint-Tropez bay, ideally located, Sainte-Maxime beaches offer over 11 km of fine sand and crystal clear water along the Mediterranean Sea.

Between the 6 public beaches that combines a lifestyle and a family atmosphere, is lined with private beaches, with their chairs and their multicolored umbrellas …! An idyllic setting for a relaxing holiday and gourmet break with your feet in the water.


Beaches Sainte Maxime
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Gastronomy & Markets

Sainte-Maxime offers a natural environment that exudates Provence. Staying in Sainte-Maxime, is enjoying its life through its olive groves, vineyards and quaint markets.


Sainte Maxime Markets

Walk in the old town centre

Stroll through the historical center of Sainte-Maxime. A network of cobbled lanes open to you, featuring the authenticity and friendliness of merchants and craftmen of Sainte-Maxime. You will discover many monuments and rich heritage of the resort such as the Square Tower, emblem of the town, the market hall, the town hall, the Gaumont castle or other architectural buildings "Art Deco"

Sainte Maxime Old Town

Nautical activities

This little corner of paradise, between land and sea, the town is home to many beaches where swimming, water sports and relaxation are combined in a soft and friendly atmosphere. Water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, paddle, flyboard in Sainte-Maxime, there's something for all tastes and styles!


Sainte-Maxime Nautical Activities


Sainte-Maxime offers a varied program throughout the year as many as 265 days animated: rich and varied events, amongst these are the Must-attend of the resort: The Sainte-Maxime Free Flight World Masters, the “Var Rally,” The mimosa floral Parade, the Christmas and New Year festivities, the indoor ice rink, the trade shows are all events that delight the young and old.



Free Flight Sainte-Maxime

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