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Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 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
TerritoryFrench Riviera, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

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)
Signes23 km (33 min)

Things to see and do

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

The various beaches of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer are the main tourist attractions of the seaside resort. Stretched out of fine sand or pebbles, facing the Mediterranean Sea, they allow tourists and the inhabitants of the city to enjoy many activities. Swimming, playgrounds, or practice of sports of sliding, everything is possible on the beach of the port of Madrague, the creek of the Port of Alon, the beach of Lecques with its long walk arranged, or the beach of the Pippin.

For more than ten years, the marinas of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer have been awarded the European Blue Flag label for the quality of their waters. Each has its own charm, such as the port of Madrague, former small traditional fishing port, or the many boats of the New Port built in the Seventies.

Built on the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century AD, the Tauroentum Museum is not without interest. One can still admire a very nice collection of objects found on the spot like amphorae, glassworks, or even coins. A set of burials is also visible.

The Sébastien Art Center is housed in a former 19th-century factory. Labellisé Center Arts Plastiques, it allows to appreciate exhibitions of contemporary art on Caesar or Miró. The center also offers the creations of Gabriel Sébastien Simonet, creator of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mini replica of his big sister New York, a statue of Liberty was installed at the beginning of the 20th century on the place Portalis.

The natural heritage is also very rich, with important hiking trails like the coastal trail, the vineyard trail, or the path of the defenses and that of the Engraviers.

The famous Frégate golf course, with its 18 holes, offers a breathtaking view over the island of Embiez. Located along the coastal footpath, it is an integral part of the estate of Frégate which also consists of a vineyard and an old private palm grove.

Take the scenic coastal path in a natural environment. This one runs along 12 km the sea from the port of La Madrague to Bandol. The views on the Mediterranean are remarkable. Half way is the calanque of Port d'Alon, with its beach, its large shaded spaces, its parking (paying) and its guinguette.

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.


Coastal Trail
Coastal Trail
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Beach of the Lecques
Beach of the Lecques
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Les Lecques - You can click to enlarge the photo
Les Lecques - You can click to enlarge the photo
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The Lecques - Bec de l'Aigle
The Lecques - Bec de l'Aigle
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Coastal Trail
Coastal Trail
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Coastal Trail
Coastal Trail
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Coastal path - Port of Alon and its guinguette
Coastal path - Port of Alon and its guinguette
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bespoke cruise on a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors120 € to 1500 € Six-Fours-les-Plages (14.1 km)
Sailboat cruise with skipper on the Mediterranean
Nature and the great outdoors85 € to 840 € Toulon (19.4 km)
Marseilles Pass: Museums, Activities, Transport All Inclusive
Culture and education26 € Marseille (30 km)
Skip-the-Line E-Ticket – Château d'If
Culture and education6 € Marseille (30 km)
Electric bike tour of Marseille
Entertainment42 € to 85 € Marseille (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeEasy1h00Ceyreste (8.1 km)
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat (8.5 km)
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
HikeEasy4h00Tourves (30 km)


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