Cavalaire-sur-Mer: tourism and travel guide

Located to the south of the Maures Mountains, the seaside resort of Cavalaire-sur-Mer welcomes you for a waterfront holiday. This nature-rich and sunny destination is perfect for a family vacation.

The hiking trails of the Maures Mountains invite you to enjoy walks on foot or by bike. The Fenouillet trail offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. You can also explore the paths on mountain bikes, engage in rock climbing, or go horseback riding. You can also make the most of the numerous beaches in Cavalaire-sur-Mer and explore new water activities: swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trips, kayak, pedal boat, or paddleboard rentals, parasailing, and tubing – the choice is yours!

Fruits and vegetables, seafood and fish from the Mediterranean, wines, olives from Les Baux: the diversity of climates and terroirs in the south-east of France offers a number of local specialties. In the region, discover various local markets where stalls will introduce you to local produce. Cavalaire-sur-Mer hosts a Provencal market year-round every Wednesday morning.

The villages of the French Riviera boast remarkable historical heritage. In Cavalaire-sur-Mer, archaeological remains have revealed traces of the ancient port of Heraclea Caccabaria and several Roman villas. The Foncin estate (domaine Foncin), of more recent origin, is renowned for its white country house located atop a hill, overlooking the sea. Other villages near Cavalaire-sur-Mer feature medieval streets, old historic residences, and castles. You can notably visit Cogolin, Grimaud, or Saint-Tropez.

If you wish to find accommodation in the Var, you can discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Var: hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts… Prepare your stay by getting in touch with the Tourist Office of Cavalaire-sur-Mer.

Cavalaire on the sea side

The Bay of Cavalaire offers several beaches that are a delight for swimmers and vacationers.

The beach in the town centre, easily accessible, offers many water sports activities (sailing, flyboard, jet-ski, towed buoys…).

The other beaches of Cavalaire-sur-Mer each have their own specificities and assets: for example, you can put your towel in the shade of the umbrella pines at the beach of the Dolphins, dive at the beach of the Park from the platform set up for this purpose, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet offered by the beach of Pardigon, further away from the centre.

Cavalaire-sur-Mer offers a wide range of water activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, pedal boating, and sea excursions. You can also take a leisurely stroll along the marina quays, stop at a terrace for a meal or a refreshing drink.

Museums and monuments in the Var

During your stay in Cavalaire-sur-Mer, you can also explore various cultural attractions.

Saint-Tropez, a globally renowned seaside resort, is just a few kilometers away. This small town is famous for its luxury shops, designer boutiques, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and private beaches. It is also home to several museums, including the Gendarmerie Museum, the Annonciade Museum, the Maritime History Museum located in the Citadel of Saint-Tropez, and the Maison des Papillons (Dany Lartigue Museum).

The villages of Cogolin and Grimaud boast picturesque historic centers. If you visit Grimaud, you can admire the ruins of an ancient medieval castle and stroll to the “Pont des Fées” (Fairy Bridge).

To the south of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Fort of Brégançon has become the official vacation residence of the President of France.

Many tourist events

As a dynamic destination on the French Riviera, Cavalaire-sur-Mer offers numerous events throughout the year.

  • The “Corso des Lumières”: A flower parade that takes place every year in February.
  • Provencal Market: Year-round, every Wednesday morning (Jean Moulin Square).
  • Night Market: During the summer season.
  • Exhibitions and Entertainment: Throughout the year.

The Tourist Office will provide you with information on all upcoming events and assist you in planning your stay.

Practical information

The seaside resort of Cavalaire-sur-Mer is located in the Massif des Maures, a few kilometers south of Saint-Tropez.

The Cavalaire-sur-Mer Tourist Office provides all the information you need to plan your stay or visit: