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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Sanary-sur-Mer
Insee code83123
AltitudeFrom 0 to 446 meters
Surface19.24 km²
Population16070 inhabitants
Density835 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSix-Fours-les-Plages at 4.3 km (9 min)
Chief townToulon (at 12.2 km, 14 min)Ollioules at 5.6 km (10 min)
DepartmentVarBandol at 5.7 km (11 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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Authentic fishing port of the coast of Provence, Sanary enjoys a privileged location: 12 km from Toulon, 55 km from Marseilles, 35 km from Hyères Airport, 75 km from Marseille airport ( Marignane) output Sanary / Bandol highway.

San Nari is the Provencal name of St. Nazaire, a Roman martyr of the first century AD, which was devoted to the Middle Ages a place of worship on the territory of present Sanary. Hamlet on the edge of the Mediterranean, sheltered by the stately tower built in 1300, Saint-Nazaire took off in the 16th century.

The port of Sanary is recognized as one of the most typical and authentic of the French Mediterranean coast. Ancient natural harbor, located in the heart of the city, it celebrates a hundred boats heritage, the oldest dating from 1895, including the famous "sharp" Provencal.

Sanary has always housed a fleet of fishermen. Fishing activities have had their heyday in the early 20th century. Fishermen bring their daily fish they sell in the port. One can also enjoy the Provencal specialties like bouillabaisse and aioli with the local fisheries.

Village facing the sea, Sanary was also home of the biggest names of German culture: Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann, Klaus Mann, Erika Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger, Arnold Zweig, Franz Hessel ... Sanary-sur-Mer have resided between 1933 and 1942.

The esplanade of the sea, lighthouses, piers ... so many rides that offer picturesque views of the harbor and the village.


  • The "Romance" Tour Archaeology: amphorae, objects from excavations of ancient shipwrecks discovered in the waters of the bay of Sanary and the works of Frederic Dumas.
  • The Museum of the History of Diving "Frédéric Dumas," one of three mousquemers with Cousteau and Trim, dining Maurice Fargues.
  • The church of Saint-Nazaire is decorated with frescoes and works of the master Jean-Baptiste Garrigou, renowned iconographer's workshop Damascus. It also has a majestic organ of 24 stops and three keyboards.
  • The public exhibition halls: Fleet House, the St. Bartholomew Don room, space Saint-Nazaire, the Marie Mauron, the Winter Garden, the workshop of artists.
  • Activities:
  • Hiking trails in Big Brain, panoramic view of the coastline.
  • Shipping lines in Sanary-season Embiez.
  • Boat trips to the creeks of Cassis, the Calanques of Marseille, on the island of Porquerolles.
  • Sea fishing.
  • Trail submarine Portissol.
  • Parasailing.
  • Diving (school and exploration).
  • Sailing School.
  • Exotic garden and zoo.
  • Discover the land of the AOC Bandol.
  • Media.
  • Theatre Galli.
  • Tennis.
  • Pool.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Sanary-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach Dorée,   Beach of Bonnegrace,   Beach of La Cride,   Beach of Portissol,   Beach of Roc Amour,   Beach of the Baie de Cousse,   Beach of the Gorguette,   Beach of the Levant,   Beach of the Lido,   Marina of Sanary-sur-Mer,   Museum Frédéric Dumas
Performance hallsPetit Galli,   Theatre Galli
Natural sitesHeadland of the Cride,   Wood of Sanary


  • Daily Market: Provencal food market.
  • Weekly Market: open market on Wednesday morning.
  • Night Market: craft market from June 29 to September 1 from 20h to midnight.
  • Flea professionals: last Saturday of every month.
  • Charity Flea Market: every first Sunday of the month.
  • Sanary under the stars in July-August.
  • The square of the artists in July-August.
  • During September: Heritage Week and Day Name.
  • Saints holidays Sanary fun.
  • Christmas Vacation: The Choirs of Enlightenment.
  • Winter Holidays: Sanary disguises.
  • Easter holidays: Roul'Eco.
  • Virées Saint-Nazaire: a weekend in May.
  • Feast of St. Peter, the third weekend of June.


  • Embiez Island.
  • Island of Bendor.
  • Chapel Pépiole Six-Fours and Notre Dame May Six-Fours.
  • Medieval Villages Castellet, La Cadiere d'Azur Beausset ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Exhibition at a designers’ workshopCraftFreeSanary-sur-Mer
Island diving and underwater explorationSports sensations45 €Bandol (4.3 km)
Bespoke cruise on a live-in sailboatNature and the outdoorsFrom 350 € to 4050 €Six-Fours-les-Plages (4.7 km)
Laser games in a 600m² mazeEntertainment9 €La Ciotat (19.1 km)
Paintball for all on a large woodland siteEntertainmentFrom 30 € to 40 €Aubagne (29 km)

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Port of SanaryPort of Sanary
Galli TheaterGalli Theater
Zoo SanaryZoo Sanary
Sanary-sur-Mer beach sideSanary-sur-Mer beach side
Massif Big BrainMassif Big Brain
St. NazaireSt. Nazaire
Sharp SanarySharp Sanary
Market SanaryMarket Sanary
Tour RomaneTour Romane
Museum DumasMuseum Dumas
Trail SubmarineTrail Submarine
Sanary-sur-Mer, night marketSanary-sur-Mer, night market
Range of GorguetteRange of Gorguette
Lido BeachLido Beach
Beach PortissolBeach Portissol



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Sunday 1 February
Min. 5°C - Max. 7°C
Monday 2 February
Min. 1°C - Max. 7°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. 1°C - Max. 9°C


North American restaurantEnzo Pizza Burger   NEW
dropoff window SEASIDE - Close to the beach in Sanary-sur-Mer, the Enzo Pizza Burger restaurant transports us immediately on the other side of the Atlantic! Fully decorated like an...
Located in Sanary-sur-Mer27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantA Table   NEW
Nous vous accueillons dans un restaurant familiale pour vous faire goûter la cataplana, une cuisine saine et maison faite avec des produits frais et une ambiance chaleureuse.
Located in Sanary-sur-Mer23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Toulon Six-Fours  
SPECIAL GOURMET - A few kilometers from Toulon and La Seyne-sur-Mer, discover the Campanile restaurant Six-Fours-les-Plages. Program your call: deco fashion and furniture design, style...
Located 3.8 km from Sanary-sur-Mer21 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsVilla rozelands    
Bed and breakfast in Provencal house on garden with pool, garden and bowling green. Consists of two spacious and comfortable rooms with TV and WiFi, the villa rozelands welcomes couples...
Located 4.9 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 60 € to 130 € the double room 
Mas with 6 bedroomsLa Bastide de Font-Clarette  
Authentic residence dating back to the end of the last century restored with a lot of charm. Only 800 meters away from the beach. Really quite. Warmed pool from april to the end of...
Located 5 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 100 € to 145 € the double room 
Villa with 5 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes Villa Azur Golf  
Are you looking for an exceptional place where you can relax and enjoy a change of scenery in comfort ? The Villa Azur Golf, open since august 2012 offers you the opportunity to sunbathe...
Located 5.5 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 120 € to 195 € the double room 

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Apartment for 8 personsAppartement Sanary Eden Rock
Very nice apartment of 110m² in a quiet, close to the center and beaches, large private terrace of 240m², stunning views, fully equipped.
Located in Sanary-sur-MerFrom 900 € to 1100 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsT1 résidence ***dans la pinède  
T1 classified 2 **. Located in a residence 3 *** including a playground, a tennis court, a sports ground, petanque, outdoor swimming pool open from May to September., A small seasonal...
Located in Sanary-sur-MerFrom 160 € to 800 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsLocation dans annexe de villa
Rental villa adjoining annex. Ground floor: dining room, kitchen, toilet, shower room. Floor: 2 rooms with 3 beds and 1 baby bed; Kitchen utensils provided; Guaranteed a parking space....
Located 3.3 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 250 € to 750 € per week 

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220 places over 5 haLes grands pins    
Le Castellet
Located in the quiet of a 400 m altitude, under the sun has provençalet the shadow of a large pine pinede. Les offers 200 comfortable and Pitches and 30 locations all equipées. A 20...
Located 15.6 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 18.50 € to 21.50 € per day 
64 places over 1 haCamping Lou Pantaï    
Le Pradet
Ideally located between Toulon and Hyeres, camping eco-friendly Lou Pantaï welcomes you to le pradet where you enjoy a provencal village life and a sea cost preserved. Rental of premises,...
Located 19.6 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 19 € to 39 € per day 
40 places over 0,8 haClair de Lune    
Quiet and suited for families, the Clair de Lune camp site is open from February to November, in the middle of beautiful Giens Peninsula (French Riviera).
Located 28 km from Sanary-sur-MerFrom 14 € to 34 € per day 

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Hostellerie La Farandole - Hotel in Sanary-sur-MerHostellerie La Farandole     
Set on the sandy beach of La Gorguette, this uniquely designed hotel features an outdoor pool, heated from May for the summer season. A rooftop hot tub is available upon reservation...
Located in Sanary-sur-MerRoom from 118 €
Best Western Soleil et Jardin - Hotel in Sanary-sur-MerBest Western Soleil et Jardin     
Best Western Soleil et Jardin is a hotel located 5 minutes from the beach and the port of Sanary-sur-Mer, near Bandol. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with a terrace, garden and...
Located in Sanary-sur-MerRoom from 85 €
Le Synaya - Hotel in Sanary-sur-MerLe Synaya     
L'hotel Le Synaya is located 200 metres from the beach in Sanary-sur-Mer. The outdoor swimming pool is at guests' disposal from April to October, and Le Castellet is 14 km from the...
Located in Sanary-sur-Mer

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La Bastide d'Antoine
This Provençal-style house offers panoramic views of Saint-Tropez bay. It is located just 2 km from the city centre and offers an outdoor heated swimming...
Mas entre ciel et mer
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