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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Town located on the edge of the Var, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is a charming resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is located about ten kilometers from Bandol and La Ciotat, near Marseilles and Toulon.

Opened on the beautiful bay of Lecques, the city is one of the most popular sites in the Provençal coast, thanks to its two hamlets, Les Lecques and La Madrague. The city is surrounded by renowned vineyards and pine forests forests. It was labeled France nautical resort, Most beautiful detours in France, and Three Flowers.

Marinas and the sandy beach offering a breathtaking view of the region, while a coastal path you can admire the sea out of sight. Difficult to resist the charm of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer who combined maritime tourism and cultural tourism in the heart of a region rich in heritage.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.1826409 (N 43° 10’ 58”)
Longitude5.7095710 (E 5° 42’ 34”)
Surface area21.15 km²
Population11884 inhabitants
Density561 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (29 km, 20 min)
Insee code83112
IntercommunalityCA Sud Sainte Baume
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

La Cadière-d'Azur7.1 km (13 min)
Bandol8.7 km (14 min)
Ceyreste10.7 km (18 min)
Le Castellet12.7 km (16 min)
Sanary-sur-Mer13.5 km (20 min)
Le Beausset13.6 km (15 min)
La Ciotat16.2 km (19 min)
Évenos18 km (26 min)
Roquefort-la-Bédoule18.4 km (16 min)
Cuges-les-Pins19.1 km (28 min)
Cassis19.1 km (21 min)
La Seyne-sur-Mer21 km (24 min)
Riboux23 km (34 min)

Things to see and do

Museums, beaches, monuments... the sights and entertainment are not lacking in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, true paradise in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer different beaches are the main attractions of the resort. Sandy expanses or pebbles, facing the Mediterranean Sea, they allow tourists and locals to enjoy many activities. Swimming, playgrounds, or practice winter sports, anything is possible on the beach of the port of Madrague, the cove of Port d'Alon, Les Lecques Beach with its long walkway, or the beach Pippin.

For over ten years the Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer marinas enjoy the Label European Blue Flag for the quality of their waters. Each has its own charm to as the port of Madrague, former small traditional fishing port, or the many boats New Port built in the 70s.

Built on the remains of a Roman villa of the first century AD, the museum of Tauroentum not lack of interest. One can still admire a beautiful collection of artifacts found on site as amphorae, glassware, or coins. A set of graves is also visible.

Sébastien Art Centre is housed in a former factory nineteenth century. Branded Arts Center, it allows to enjoy contemporary art exhibitions César and Miró. The center also offers the creations of Gabriel Sebastian Simonet, creator of the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Mini replica of its big New York sister, a Statue of Liberty was installed in the early twentieth century on the place Portalis.

The natural heritage is very rich, with major hiking trails like the sentierdu coast, the vineyards trail or the trail of grazing and that of Engraviers.

Renowned, the golf Frigate, with its 18 holes, offers a breathtaking view of the island of Embiez. Located along the coastal path, it is part of the domain Frigate which also consists of a winery and a former private palm grove.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Lively resort, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer offers many activities and other events throughout the year.

Throughout the year, a market takes place on Sunday morning, with over 140 merchant offering a wide variety of products. In summer, a summer market is held on the port of Madrague, every Thursday morning. Itinerant, the farmers' market offers local produce around the city Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. In July and August, the Lecques, a craft night market is provided every evening from 19h to 1am.

In summer, activities are organized every day to ignite the resort. One can attend the party including the beaches early July, concerts, a competition of sand castles, exhibitions, entertainment for children, or a market creators.

On August 15, up to Lecques feast for the Assumption. A mass, a sea blessing of the boats, a concert or fireworks are offered.

During September, the gastronomy festival is the opportunity to participate in a guided tour, with tasting products and an appetizer.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Island diving and underwater exploration
Sports sensations45 € Bandol (6.9 km)
Exhibition at a designers’ workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeSanary-sur-Mer (10.4 km)
Bespoke cruise on a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors350 € to 4050 € Six-Fours-les-Plages (14.1 km)
Paintball for all on a large woodland site
Entertainment30 € to 40 € Aubagne (18.8 km)
Ceramics & painting studio-gallery tour
Arts and CraftsFreeAllauch (25 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (14.3 km)
Grand Gaou Island
HikeEasy1h00Six-Fours-les-Plages (14.5 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy3h00Tourves (30 km)
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (30 km)
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h10Gréasque (31 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals