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Fréjus is a very popular tourist destination. Numerous stores, restaurants and cafés liven up an active and welcoming town centre, which has managed to preserve all its authenticity.

The centre of Fréjus preserves the memories of a very rich and prosperous past. When it was built, the Roman amphitheater was one of the most imposing in all of Gaul with almost 12,000 seats. Today, 2000 years after its construction, it continues to host shows and performances throughout the year, thus respecting its original vocation. The Roman builders also bequeathed us an aqueduct and a theater. The cloister and the cathedral bear witness to the importance and opulence of Fréjus in the Middle Ages. In the 19th century, the town of Fréjus became a fashionable destination: the Villa Aurélienne, with its multiple influences, best embodies this economic and artistic revival.

Nature lovers will explore the surroundings of Fréjus: the Massif des Maures, the Massif de l’Estérel, the hills of Provence Verte are as many invitations to go hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing… The sea, always close by, also promises many experiences between unusual water activities, lazing around and swimming.

Fréjus, your seaside resort

Fréjus is one of the most famous seaside resorts on the French Riviera. The beach of Saint-Aygulf, with its fine sand, is sometimes bordered by a promenade shaded by palm trees, sometimes overlooked by a picturesque path. Fréjus-Plage, a long stretch of sand, is appreciated for its proximity to stores and the market which is nestled on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Numerous water activities are offered: take a trip to the sea, try scuba diving, test your balance on a paddle, play with the waves aboard a kayak or a jet-ski, try your hand at flyboarding or parasailing…

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Roman remains in Fréjus

Under the Roman Empire, Fréjus was a port city. Several ancient monuments still bear witness to this prosperity.

The amphitheatre could accommodate up to 10,000 spectators, who came to watch gladiator fights. Shows, concerts and events are still held there.

The Roman theatre has been badly damaged. You can still see several ruins.

An aqueduct once tapped a spring located 40 km from the city. Several pillars are still standing.

The Golden Gate is the last vestige of the ancient thermal baths, public baths where the Romans used to meet.

The Lantern of Augustus could be an ancient lighthouse, which guided ships filled with amphorae, grain, spices and fabrics.

The Museums in the Var department

The Museums in the Var department contribute to the cultural influence of the department. For example, you can discover the archaeological museum in Fréjus, the museum of railway technologies in La Seyne-sur-Mer, the municipal museum in Hyères, the museum of scientific and archaeological studies in Draguignan, the agricultural ecomuseum in Fayence, the “Demeure Sellier” in Cogolin.

Practical information

Would you like to discover Fréjus? We can help you prepare your visit.

  • Location: Fréjus is located on the French Riviera, between Saint-Tropez and Cannes.
  • Accommodation: many hotels, guest houses, seasonal rentals, campsites welcome you in Fréjus
  • Tourist attractions:beaches, markets
  • Nearby tourist towns: Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Cannes, Grasse.
  • Tourist office (address): 249 Rue Jean Jaurès, 83600 Fréjus
  • Tourist office (phone): (+33)4 94 51 83 83
  • Official website: https://frejus.fr/