Cavalaire-sur-Mer and its sandy beaches

Cavalaire-sur-Mer (Fr. Cavalaire-sur-Mer) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in south-eastern France. Part of French Riviera.

The seaside location of Cavalaire on the shores of the Mediterranean encourages tourism in the area. In addition to its 4 km of fine sandy beaches, the town has a certified nautical station offering diving, sailing, jet skiing and maritime excursions. The city also benefits from the local activities of cities like Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle or Grimaud. Tourist accommodation is varied: hotels, camping and vacation homes.

Tourism and places of interest

  • Church of Saint-Laurent
  • Roman villa of Pardigon, Roman site
  • Chapel of Pardigon. Formerly private funeral chapel, built in 1882 for Aimable Pardigon, former mayor of Gassin, by his widow. The chapel, which once adjoined the vast residence of the Pardigon family, is now the property of the Conservatoire du Littoral
  • The Pointus du Port, still in operation, typical Provencal fishing boats, including the Tramontane, bought by the municipality in 1992
  • The fountain in the rue du Port
  • Maison Foncin and its Mediterranean garden, owned by Pierre Foncin and bequeathed by his daughters to the Conservatoire du littoral
  • House known as Villa My plai
  • Underwater heritage: a dozen wrecks are located in the bay of Cavalaire
  • Oppidum de Montjean: from the Ligurian period
  • Inter-municipal cemetery of Cavalaire-sur-Mer and La Croix-Valmer


Plage de Bonporteau, Plage du Centre-ville, Plage du Débarquement, Plage des Amphores. All sandy beaches are good for kids.


Best restaurants are located in the seafront area.


Shopping in Cavalaire-sur-Mer is not a priority on the tourist program. Best shopping can be found in the nearest Saint-Tropez city.

Transport and how to get to?

Cavalaire-sur-Mer has no airport or railway station. The city can be found only by car.

The nearest airports:

Toulon-Hyères Airport (Closest airport),
Marseille Provence Airport,
Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport.

Shortest distance by car:

From Menton (tolls): 2 h 8 min (148 km) via A8

From Monaco (tolls):  2 h 4 min (140 km) via A8

From Beaulieu-sur-Mer (tolls): 2 h 6 min (126 km) via A8

From Villefranche-sur-Mer (tolls): 2 h 3 min (124 km) via A8

From Nice (tolls): 1 h 46 min (117 km) via A8

From Cagnes-sur-Mer (tolls): 1 h 34 min (106 km) via A8

From Antibes (tolls): 1 h 39 min (103 km) via A8

From Cannes (tolls): 1 h 32 min (90.6 km) via A8

From Mandelieu-La Napoule (tolls): 1 h 13 min (81.3 km) via A8

From Fréjus: 1 h (43.2 km) via D8 and D559

From Saint-Raphaël: 1 h 5 min (43.6 km) via D559

From Sainte-Maxime: 31 min (21.4 km) via D559

From Saint-Tropez: 27 min (18.1 km) via D559

From Toulon: 1 h 7 min (59.4 km) via D98 and D559

From Aix-en-Provence (tolls): 1 h 50 min (126 km) via A8

From Nîmes (tolls): 2 h 54 min (231 km) via A8

From Marseille (tolls): 1 h 55 min (126 km) via A50

From Avignon (tolls): 2 h 34 min (211 km) via A7 and A8

From Montpellier (tolls): 3 h 21 min (277 km) via A8

From Sète (tolls): 3 h 28 min (305 km) via A8

From Agde (tolls): 3 h 43 min (330 km) via A9 and A8

From Pézenas (tolls): 3 h 45 min (332 km) via A9 and A8

From Béziers (tolls): 3 h 52 min (342 km) via A9 and A8

From Perpignan (tolls): 4 h 33 min (425 km) via A9

From Argelès-sur-Mer (tolls): 4 h 49 min (453 km) via A9

From Collioure (tolls): 4 h 55 min (460 km) via A9

From Narbonne (tolls): 4 h 1 min (365 km) via A9 and A8

From La Baule-Escoublac (tolls): 10 h 58 min (1,169 km) via A7

From Saint-Nazaire (tolls): 10 h 54 min (1,155 km) via A7

From Nantes (tolls): 10 h 17 min (1,101 km) via A7

From Saumur (tolls): 9 h 3 min (964 km) via A7

From Les Sables-d’Olonne (tolls): 10 h 19 min (1,082 km) via A62

From Cognac (tolls): 8 h 30 min (869 km) via A62

From Angoulême (tolls): 8 h 25 min (867 km) via A62

From Eauze (tolls): 6 h 48 min (641 km) via A9

From La Rochelle (tolls): 8 h 55 min (931 km) via A62

From Rochefort (tolls): 8 h 34 min (903 km) via A62

From Saintes (tolls): 8 h 16 min (867 km) via A62

From Arcachon (tolls): 7 h 49 min (805 km) via A62

From Royan (tolls): 8 h 38 min (871 km) via A62

From Biarritz (tolls): 7 h 52 min (813 km) via A64

From Saint-Jean-de-Luz (tolls): 7 h 56 min (819 km) via A64

From Bayonne (tolls): 7 h 44 min (801 km) via A64

From Dax (tolls): 7 h 44 min (780 km) via A64

From Lourdes (tolls): 6 h 44 min (679 km) via A64

From Pau (tolls): 6 h 58 min (697 km) via A64

From Périgueux (tolls): 7 h 39 min (787 km) via A20

From Bordeaux (tolls): 7 h 21 min (753 km) via A62

From Toulouse (tolls): 5 h 18 min (511 km) via A61 and A9

From Carcassonne (tolls): 4 h 29 min (421 km) via A9

From Andorra (tolls): 6 h 58 min (601 km) via A9

Main information

Area: 16.8 sq. km

Population: 7 400

Languages: French

Currency: euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

Coordinates: 43°10′19″N 6°31′47″E

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