As a former holiday destination of regal Roman emperors, the sophisticated seaside resort of Saint-Raphael is a perfectly picturesque place in which to enjoy a sun-drenched sojourn. Absorb the coastal class of the area by wandering the blissful beaches, which are flanked, by the fabulous facades of Regency era hotels. Modern magnificence reigns supreme in the marina, where glittering yachts reflect off the frontage of refined restaurants and stylish shops. Sacred structures are sure to impress those in search of religious resplendence while excellent museums provide in depth looks at the Riviera’s remarkable history.
Wander inland from the beautiful beach in order to discover the colourful confection of buildings in Saint-Raphael’s Old Town. One of the area’s most alluring architectural attractions is the collection of Paladian Villas that evokes styles from the belle époque; built in the 18th and 19th centuries, these venerated villas were designed fr rich and regal characters to luxuriate within.
The classy coastal town of Saint-Raphael harbours an intriguing historic heritage that dates back to prehistoric times. A place in which all of the area enthralling excavations are documented is the Underwater Archaeology Museum, an interesting collection of artefacts that have been discovered in both upon dry land and in the salty depths of the ocean.
With its stylish and sophisticated air, Saint Raphael has a sublime selection of refined restaurants to choose from. A contemporary brasserie whose essence stems from remarkable regional specialities is La Brasseie Tradition and Gourmandise. Dine upon the flower filled terrace and enjoy an extensive wine list that perfectly accompanies delicacies such as confit duck leg and sizzling sirloin steak. (6 Av. De Vaescure, 83700, France)