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Frejus Saint-Raphael

Wow, I’m now on to blog post number six of our French Riviera trip with one more still to write. It makes me realise just how much we managed to cram in to just one week. There’s no wonder we were all exhausted by the time we got home!

So, on to Frejus and Saint-Raphael. These two towns are right next to where we stayed at La Baume Campsite and lie about 10 minutes apart. It made sense to pop them in a post together because if you are planning to visit one, it would be silly not to visit the other with them being so close together.

Frejus might only be a small place but it is beautiful and full of history. There’s several Roman monuments to be seen around the town including the remains of an aquaduct, a lighthouse and amphitheatre as well as several walls and gates.

We only had a couple of hours in Frejus so decided to spend the time exploring without any real plan, I find that a more relaxed approach to travelling like this is often better with children. There’s lots of little narrow streets to explore and we stumbled across a square at one point so stopped at one of the restaurants there for a drink.

Then we drove on to Saint-Raphael, which is a lovely town and probably one of my favourite places that we visited in the South of France. Saint-Raphael is a popular seaside resort and therefore is much busier than neighbouring Frejus but it wasn’t so busy that we were put off.

As soon as we walked out of the car park into Saint-Raphael we spotted a huge ferris wheel which of course the kids wanted to go on straight away. I’m usually not the biggest fan of heights, but it was actually really enjoyable and the views over Saint-Raphael were amazing from the top.

We discovered Bonaparte Garden which is a quirky little garden full of cactuses and other plants on the roof of a car park! There’s a children’s playground up there too which the kids enjoyed. And because it is set on the roof of a building, you get fantastic views of the harbour on one side and the beach on the other. It’s definitely worth checking out if you visit Saint-Raphael.

We then stopped off for dinner, followed by ice cream by the harbour. After that we spent a little more time exploring Saint-Raphael, which was even more beautiful as the sun was beginning to set.

We loved visiting both Frejus and Saint-Raphael and would definitely go back again. Despite being so close together, they are actually very different from one another. But I would have to say that Saint-Raphael wins it for me. It’s just such a beautiful place and there was plenty for the children to do there too.

Have you ever visited Frejus or Saint-Raphael?

Thank you for reading.