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Frejus, France

Self Catering Frejus Holiday Homes, Villas and Apartments to rent

Fréjus is found in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. This stunning town neighbours Saint-Raphaël, when you visit Frejus you’ll notice that there are mountains, sea and endless beaches to explore.

A stay in a Frejus holiday villa means enjoying a holiday destination with many sides; for it also contains a medieval city. Created by the Romans, the history of Fréjus is similar to that of Provence. But it was the Roman emperor Julius Cesar who gave the port its prosperity and the city its name of 'Forum Julii' meaning 'market of Julius.'

Forum Julii still has a lot of its ruins. There's the Roman Amphitheatre, arcades of the Oree Gate, and remains of the Aqueduct arches. There is also the Cathedrale, Chapel Jean Cocteau, Aurelienne's villa and Aurelien's park.

When you rent a holiday home in Frejus you’ll be spoilt for things to do. The church of St. Maximinus, begun towards the end of the thirteenth century and completed by the end of the fifteenth century, is a relevant example of pointed architecture in the south of France. The head of St. Mary Magdalen is honoured here.

When you stay in self-catering accommodation in Frejus you’ll be able to indulge the sense in one of the town’s numerous fairs which are held throughout the year. For example there is a pottery fair and the Bravade (street market bargains) – all held in and amongst its Roman and Gothic architecture.

Frejus is very conscious of its natural heritage, fringing the north of Frejus there is the massif de l'Esterel. Here there are plenty of walks to enjoy, the most recommended one is the infamous Barrage de Malpasset dam, which in 1959 burst - only the ancient monuments withstood the flood waters. Today you can spot all sorts of Mediterranean flora: heather, pine, oak and wild strawberry trees.

Frejus is located on the Côte d'Azur and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters. Frejus summers are long and warm, with summer daytime temperatures regularly hitting 30°C. Temperatures remain high from June to September; a Mediterranean breeze keeps summer evenings comfortably cool. Temperatures drop below 10°C for only three months of the year (December to February). The spring and autumn are also warm.

Fréjus train station offers connections to several regional destinations. At nearby St Raphael the rail station offers national, regional and local train services. International scheduled air passenger services are available at Nice international airport, forty-five kilometres away. There is also Marseille Provence airport 118 kilometres away. Both offer regular flights from the UK. By road, take the A8 and leave at the exit for Frejus/St Raphael.