Sanary-sur-Mer, France

Self Catering Sanary-sur-Mer Holiday Homes, Villas and Gites 

Sanary-sur-Mer is located in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. As the name says a visit to Sanary-sur-Mer means a stay by the glorious Mediterranean Sea!

There is plenty to see and do when you rent a holiday home in Sanary-sur-Mer be sure to take in the pretty harbour, which is lined with palm trees and pastel coloured houses. Do try and see the 13th century tower that was once part of the local defence system for the town - the village originally developed around the tower in the middle ages. It now contains a Diving Museum. Today the port has an active fishing fleet. Fresh fish is for sale on the quai each morning.

When you stay in a Sanary-sur-Mer holiday villa note that there are two monuments of interest: the Chapel of Notre-Dame de Pitié is a 16th century chapel with very good views of the coast. The church of Naint-Nazaire was built in the centre of Sanary-sur-Mer in the 19th century, on the site of an earlier church.

The main market in Sanary is held on a Wednesday morning.

There are some stunning beaches to visit when you stay in self catering accommodation in Sanary-sur-Mer - some sandy and some rocky. West of Sanary are the beaches of Lido, Gourgette and Beaucours, while Portissol and the beach of the Esplanade are most centrally placed, and the beach at Bonnegrace is to the south-east. Numerous other smaller beaches can also be found.

The Esplanade beach although small gets very busy due to its proximity to the town centre, while the beaches of Lido, Portissol and Bonnegrace are the most popular with families. La Cride, Beaucours and Roc Amour are smaller, pebble beaches.

To get to your Sanary-sur-Mer Holiday Gite: The closest airport to Sanary-sur-Mer – at 8 miles distance - is at Toulon – Ryanair operates flgihts into and out of the airport. 30 kms away is Marseille –low-cost airlines bmi, easyJet and Ryanir fly into and out of the airport as do the main scheduled flights – British Airways, Air France and Air Lingus. Marseille has a frequent TGV service to Paris which takes approx 4 ½ hours. From France’s northern ferry ports and the Eurotunnel it’s approximately 10 ½ drive – without breaks.

The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region is renowned for its hot temperatures and pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its sunny and dry weather during the summer months. The region benefits from 2835.5 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest place of France.