Provacances logo
Fotos
©Provacances Aps
©Provacances Aps
©Provacances Aps
©Provacances Aps
©Provacances Aps
©Provacances Aps

Frankreich
Fréjus

Die alte römische Stadt Fréjus liegt zwischen Cannes und St-Tropez im Department Var. Fréjus liegt auf einer flachen Ebene, die zwischen dem sehr fruchtbaren Massif des Maures zum Westen und dem roten Estérel Gebirge zum Osten liegt. Es ist eine sehr naturschöne Gegend und ein sehr schöner Urlaubsort.

Details über Fréjus Alle Ferienhäuser - Fréjus

Fréjus ist die älteste römische Stadt im Gallien, von Julius Caesar 49 v. Chr. gegründet und danach sehr durch Kaiser Augustus vergrößert, der die Bedeutung des Ortes wesentlich erhöhte. Aus dieser Zeit stammen auch die heute noch teilweise erhaltenen Bauwerke wie das Amphitheater, die Reste der Aquädukt, der Leuchtturm, die Thermen, Reste des römischen Hafens fast Mitten in der Stadt, Tore etc. Es ist somit eine sehr interessante Stadt mit vielen historischen Denkmälern.

Die größte Sehenswürdigkeit der Stadt ist La Cité Episcopale (Kathedralbezirk), der aus einer mittelalterlichen romanischen Kathedrale Saint-Léonce aus dem 10. – 12. Jahrhundert besteht, sowie einem Kloster aus dem 13. Jahrhundert und einer Taufkapelle schon aus dem Ende des 4. Jahrhunderts, die angeblich die älteste Frankreichs ist.

Die neueste Attraktion der Stadt ist der neue Hafen, Port Fréjus, wo ein ganz neues Viertel aufgewachsen ist mit Luxusferienwohnungen, Hotels, Restaurants und Cafés, das unmittelbar nicht mit etwas anderes an der Riviera verglichen werden kann – sehr interessant. Hier ist Platz für 10.000 Feriengäste und der Hafen kann bis zu 700 Yachten empfangen.

The Riviera’s third largest town. The old town in Antibes is highly interesting with its covered...

The Riviera’s third largest town. The old town in Antibes is highly interesting with its covered market, beautiful marina, Picasso museum and Marineland, with dolphins and killer whales.

Bandol lies between Marseille and Toulon and is one of the most important beach resorts in the Var...

Bandol lies between Marseille and Toulon and is one of the most important beach resorts in the Var department. It is a nice town with a very attractive promenade and a lively marina. Bandol is also one of the oldest wine districts in France. It was the Romans who planted the first vines here, 2550 years ago. Bandol is most well known for its fine red wines, some of the best in Provence, but there are also outstanding white and rosé wines in this district. From the harbour there are boat trips to Ile de Bendor.

The most fashionable town on the French Riviera with its long elegant promenade La Croisette and...

The most fashionable town on the French Riviera with its long elegant promenade La Croisette and the luxurious Hotel Carlton. Lying across from Cannes is Iles de Lérins, two charming flower filled little islands, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honoret. Ste-Marguerite, the island closest to the mainland is almost covered in pine forest. It is particularly renowned because of ”the man with the iron mask” who was imprisoned here and whose identity is still unknown. At St-Honoret there is a beautiful old monastery, dating from the 11th century. In earlier times, St-Honoret was a religious centre for southern Europe and the monastery owned most of the land along the Mediterranean including Cannes. The island is still inhabited by monks. A museum and a church can be visited by the public.

Cassis is a charming fishing port, situated between two large protected nature reserves: Cap...

Cassis is a charming fishing port, situated between two large protected nature reserves: Cap Canaille, Europe’s biggest cliff (going directly into the sea) with its 416 metres and les Calanques, the protected rocky coast from Cassis to Marseille. There are twelve narrow deep inlets with crystal clear water. At the bottom of these inlets there are nice little beaches. From the harbour there are tour boats several times a day. Les Calanques is an absolute must. It is strongly recommended to take the Route des Crètes, which winds up and down, ending in la Ciotat. One fantastic view after the other – just fabulous.

Cavalaire is a small coast town in the southern part of the Var department. Cavalaire has a 3 km...

Cavalaire is a small coast town in the southern part of the Var department. Cavalaire has a 3 km long beach and a huge marina for 1200 boats. One can sail to the Hyères islands. The local rosé is very good.

Collobrières hides behind pine forests and mighty chestnut trees in the very green massif, Massiv...

Collobrières hides behind pine forests and mighty chestnut trees in the very green massif, Massiv des Maures. The town is well known for its candied chestnuts, marons glacés. Collobrières, is intersected by the river, Real Colloubrier, and is very much worth a stop.

The medieval village Fayence is set beautifully on a hillside, 25 km northwest of Cannes in the...

The medieval village Fayence is set beautifully on a hillside, 25 km northwest of Cannes in the department of Var. A charming town, definitely worth a visit.

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a...

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a characteristic French promenade with nice, little cafés and a multitude of restaurants, bars and discos, seething with life every night. The marina is the normal meeting point in the evenings, and here there is a really good atmosphere. In Fréjus there are quite a few Roman monuments, among other things a small arena which is still used for concerts and bullfights. One can also find a big amusement park with a Marineland.

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is...

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is one of Europe’s greatest nature wonders - an outstanding nature experience that one must experience. At the Verdon river, which is cutting 700 metres down into the cliff, one can go hiking, climbing, canoeing and rafting.

The French centre for perfumes, producing perfume extracts and essences. Grasse is beautifully...

The French centre for perfumes, producing perfume extracts and essences. Grasse is beautifully situated at 333 metres altitude, in the hinterland of Cannes. The old city is very exciting with a labyrinth of streets and narrow passages. Here, there is a multitude of small, interesting boutiques.

Grimaud is a very nice little town with narrow streets, idyllic squares and old stone houses. At...

Grimaud is a very nice little town with narrow streets, idyllic squares and old stone houses. At the top of the town there is a medieval castle, dating back to the 11th century (historical monument) and from here the views are just magnificent.

Hyères is one of the nicest towns on Côte d’Azur. Hyères offers a very nice old town with...

Hyères is one of the nicest towns on Côte d’Azur. Hyères offers a very nice old town with beautiful and interesting houses. It is well known for its palm industry - Europe’s biggest. Big boulevards lined with palm trees lead into the town. From Hyères one can see the subtropical islands, Iles d’Or, a true paradise of unspoilt natural scenery. Iles d’Or consists of three islands: Porquerolles, Port-Cros and le Levant. Porquerolles is the biggest and without question the most interesting. There are wonderful sandy beaches all over, but plage d’Argent and plage de Notre-Dame are clearly outstanding. One can hire bicycles and drive around the pine and eucalyptus forests without meeting a single car. Porquerolles is car free. The drive to the lighthouse is very beautiful. There are ferry boats from the little town la Tour-Fondue at the point of the Presqu’île de Giens.

In the lake, Lac de St-Cassien, one can practice swimming and wind surfing and one can hire water...

In the lake, Lac de St-Cassien, one can practice swimming and wind surfing and one can hire water cycles, pedalos etc. For anglers, carp fishing is fantastic.

The Fort de Brégançon, The French President’s summer residence, lies on a small cliff out in the...

The Fort de Brégançon, The French President’s summer residence, lies on a small cliff out in the water near the little village Cabasson, at the foothills of Bormes, one of the most beautiful places in the commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Les Arcs has two main attractions. First there is the medieval quarter (pedestrian) with its...

Les Arcs has two main attractions. First there is the medieval quarter (pedestrian) with its narrow alleys, idyllic squares and numerous arches (Arcs), which have given the name to the town. (In the remains of a medieval castle one can find the exclusive hotel pension and restaurant, Le Logis du Guetteur: http://www.logisduguetteur.com/uk/indexuk.htm.) Then, a little outside Les Arcs, there is the Chapelle Ste-Roseline, where one can see a shrine with the relatively well preserved relics of Sainte Roseline. The chapel displays a great many exquisite renaissance and baroque details, as well as a famous mosaic of Chagall. Close by is the Château Ste-Roseline, famous for its outstanding rosé and white wines: www.sainte-roseline.com/accueil/accueil.php?LangueSite=en.

A nice little beach resort with a beautiful marina, not too overrun by tourists.

A nice little beach resort with a beautiful marina, not too overrun by tourists.

The medieval village Mons lies at the top of a big cliff, one of the highest lying villages in...

The medieval village Mons lies at the top of a big cliff, one of the highest lying villages in Var. From Mons there are views of the Italian Alps and the Iles de Lérins, off from Cannes, and – if the weather is clear early in the day – Corsica.

A typical Provencal mountain village, situated at 364 metres altitude. Christain Dior had a summer...

A typical Provencal mountain village, situated at 364 metres altitude. Christain Dior had a summer residence in this village.

A fantastic, medieval mountain village beautifully situated. Here one can also find one of the...

A fantastic, medieval mountain village beautifully situated. Here one can also find one of the most famous restaurants in France, Moulin de Mougins.

The main city in the department of Alpes Maritimes, France’s fifth biggest city and the most...

The main city in the department of Alpes Maritimes, France’s fifth biggest city and the most important city on the Riviera. Famous for its beautiful location by the Baie des Anges, surrounded by mountains, Nice first of all offers a very interesting old city, the magnificent promenade, Promenade des Anglais, the museum of modern art and Chagall and Matisse museums.

With its channels and narrow quay streets, Port Grimaud is Venice in France - a real draw and...

With its channels and narrow quay streets, Port Grimaud is Venice in France - a real draw and definitely worth a visit. There are also quite a few restaurants.

A typical Provencal medieval village set in beautiful natural surroundings. From St-Paul there are...

A typical Provencal medieval village set in beautiful natural surroundings. From St-Paul there are several marked walking trails along the Riouviard River.

This town has almost grown together with the neighbouring town, Fréjus. Since the middle of the...

This town has almost grown together with the neighbouring town, Fréjus. Since the middle of the 19th century St-Raphaël has been a popular holiday resort with nice, sandy beaches, marina and good shopping facilities. It was at this place Napoleon landed on his way back from Egypt in 1799, and so did the French- American troupes in 1944. One of the greatest sights in the town is a Templar’s church, dating back to the 12th century.

Originally St-Tropez was a small, humble, fishing village, until Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Sagan...

Originally St-Tropez was a small, humble, fishing village, until Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Sagan and other celebrities discovered the town in the 1950’s and pulled in the whole jet set. In high season (August), around 80,000 tourists arrive at this extraordinary holiday resort. Despite this “big circus” in the summer, the town is definitely worth a visit.

Vallauris has been a city with pottery traditions ever since Roman Times., traditions which were...

Vallauris has been a city with pottery traditions ever since Roman Times., traditions which were later carried on by Italian potters from Grasse. Picasso has also worked in a pottery in this town. Today the town houses an exciting Picasso museum: http://www.musee-picasso-vallauris.fr/

Vence, like St-Paul-de-Vence, is one of the really big pearls in the hinterland of Nice and Cannes...

Vence, like St-Paul-de-Vence, is one of the really big pearls in the hinterland of Nice and Cannes and has also one of the most beautiful locations. The town’s greatest tourist attraction is the Chapelle du Rosaire, better known as the Matisse chapel.

Veranstaltungen in Fréjus
  • Les nuits de Port-Fréjus: Big firework show every Friday night on the harbour, July - August.
  • La Féria de la Côte d’Azur. Bull fights in the old arena, August. Unique event for the department of Var.
  • Les Nuits Auréliens: Open air amateur theatre, July - August.
  • Festival international de l’air, October.
  • La Fête des Plantes: Big flower sales exhibition, attracting more than 60 professionals and amateurs, April.
  • La Bravade: Town feast, a procession through the old town to music from piccolo flutes and drums, April.
  • La Fête du Raisin, August.
  • Le Salon de l’Auto: Gigantic car fair, September.
  • Le Roc d’Azur: International mountain bike race, October.
  • Water sport
  • Kayak.
  • Riding.
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Aqualand: www.aqualand.fr/frejus.htm.
  • Go-carting
  • Climbing: There are good climbing possibilities in this area especially at Cap du Dramont, which is a favourite place for climbers.
  • Golf – There are lots of golf courses in the department of Var. Most of the courses can be found on the French golf union’s website. Unfortunately the website is in French. Seek under Guide de golfs and then under the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur: http://www.ffgolf.org/#
Sehenswürdigkeiten in Fréjus
  • Theatre from the first century.
  • Archaeological museum with remains from the area around Fréjus – situated in Cathédrale St. Léonce et Cloître.
  • La Cité Episcopale.
  • Porte d’Orée: Was in 1886 listed as an historical monument.
  • Arènes from the first and second century: The oldest in France with space for up to 10.000 spectators. Today used for bull fights.
  • Lanterne d’Auguste: Remains of an old Roman gate.
  • Aqueduct: Carried water over a distance of 40 km from the villages Montauraux and Mons to the highest point in Fréjus.
  • Porte des Gaules: The west-gate of the antique town.
  • Remparts romains: Remains of the old Roman wall.