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Highlights in La Croix-Valmer
- Dream beaches
- Mediterranean climate
- Côte d'Azur
- Near Hyères and Cannes
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What if, for your next holiday, you give yourself a good sunbathing in a paradisiacal place, without leaving France? Come and relax under the bright rays of the Midi by spending a week at La Croix-Valmer, on the shores of the Mediterranean. Although this small commune has only 4000 inhabitants all year round, it has a particularly rich offer of seasonal accommodation and in particular rentals. You can relax in a tastefully decorated studio, a beautiful letting with a view of the sea or a large villa with a swimming pool according to your wishes and budget. Each La Croix-Valmer rental is ideally located, a stone's throw from the beaches or slightly set back, on the heights of the hinterland. Pleasant and friendly, La Croix-Valmer's rentals are adapted to all travellers and can be adapted to your wishes. Whether you are travelling alone, with your family, as a couple or with friends, you are sure to have a dream holiday while staying at La Croix-Valmer.
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Location and orientation
La Croix-Valmer is a small sunny town in the Var department. It is built at the foot of the Massif des Maures and on the shores of Cavalaire Bay, south of the Saint-Tropez peninsula, right next to Ramatuelle. The major cities nearby are Toulon and Hyères, further west, and Fréjus, Cannes and Antibes further east.Coming to La Croix-Valmer
The nearest major stations are Toulon and Fréjus. From there, it is then possible to take a bus shuttle to La Croix-Valmer. If you travel by car, it takes about five hours from Lyon, six hours from Toulouse and nine hours from Paris.
Destination for idleness fans
The site of La Croix-Valmer is superb and less frequented than nearby Saint-Tropez. The town is surrounded by several beaches and small coves where it is very pleasant to sunbathe and swim from May to October. Take the Chemin des Douaniers, for example, to enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and reach the mythical Gigaro Beach, with its perfectly transparent waters. Smaller, the beach of Iraclia is appreciated for its wild flora and quiet atmosphere. As for the Plage des Brouis, it is nestled in the heart of nature, within the Conservatoire du Littoral. You will appreciate the great diversity of the beaches. Some are vast expanses of white sand, others are on the edge of rocky coves and are more difficult to access. However, all of them have been awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of their waters and are served during the high season by a system of free shuttles.Many activities by the waterfront
If you can sunbathe and swim at will at La Croix-Valmer, there are many other activities available to you. The peaceful streets of the town are ideal for cycling or rollerblading and the various beaches offer the possibility of renting pedal boats, sea kayaks, windsurfing and surfing boards. The Marine Observatory also organises water rides from the D-Day Beach. After a short walk in the sea, an introduction to scuba diving is offered. It is also possible to take a cruise for a few hours by boarding a boat to Porquerolles or Port-Cros, near Île du Levant.
According to legend, it was at La Croix-Valmer that the Roman emperor Constantine saw a crucifix during a military campaign. He then decided to convert to Christianity in 312 AD.
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La Croix-Valmer is surrounded by a large number of agricultural lands, fruit trees and the production of Provence wines. Take advantage of your holidays to enjoy several wines produced in the region such as Bandol wines or a Château-Lafoux, but also to participate in cellar visits and tasting workshops.2. Hiking through the Massif des Maures
This small mountain range in the south of France does not exceed 700 metres in altitude but is highly appreciated for the beauty of its views of the coast and the richness of its wildlife. Ideal for a walk of a few hours, the massif is full of badgers and martens, all kinds of birds of prey including raptors but also turtles, waders and flamingos.3. Go on a road trip along the Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean coast is dotted with countless seaside resorts, small villages with a bucolic charm and cities with a rich architectural heritage. Take the D559 to Monaco, a little less than two hours away. On the way, you can enjoy sublime views of the sea but also stop in Saint-Tropez, Saint-Maxime, Juan-les-Pins, Cagnes-sur-Mer or Nice.4. Admire the local heritage
The small old town centre of the municipality has been well preserved and includes, for example, several private mansions inherited from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such as the Villa Turquoise and the Villa Les Bruyères.5. Spend a day in Hyères
Long renowned for its spa treatments, Hyères is one of the most beautiful cities on the coast. A very interesting site to visit is the Villa Noailles, raised in the 1920s for a couple of art collectors by Robert Mallet-Stevens, one of the masters of modern architecture. If you have time, then take a mini cruise to discover the islands off Hyères such as Porquerolles and Port-Cros.