The location of Frejus offers possibly the greatest scope for enjoyment in the whole of France. Whether the ideal holiday focusses on relaxing on the beach, a Mediterrananean climate, visiting pretty French villages, walking in the hills, envying those who have ostentatious wealth, eating out in a diversity of restaurants or even ski-ing in season, it is all within easy reach.
Frejus lies on the Mediterranean French Riviera, about
half way between famous Cannes and St Tropez. It
is approximately one kilometre south of the historic Roman town of Frejus.
Although called a port, Port Frejus is atually a yacht marina,
not a commercial port.
The beaches in the area are extensive and of a very high standard. The closest beach is at the mouth of the port, only a few steps from the apartment block. The local beaches are sandy and stretch for around 5km from St Raphael east of Frejus to St Aygulf to the west. The panorama below is of one of the local beaches. Click on the image for a full screen view.
Typical of the Mediterranean, the weather is good for most of the year, with long, hot summers and winters that are mild in comparision with the UK. Although the coastal area is comfortably mild during most of the winter a number of skiing resorts, including Isola 2000 and Auron are only just over 2 hours drive away from Frejus. Despite its proximity to the Mediterranean, Isola 2000's 120km of piste offers a long skiing season as a result of a significant investment in snow making equipment to complement nature's seasonal precipitation.for the current weather forecast for the Riviera.
There are a number of good supermarkets in the area, the closest (Casino) being just 5 minutes walk and a Casino Geant hypermarket just 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive. Throughout the year, Mediterranean outdoor markets are held by the Post Office on Tuesedays and Fridays and, on Sundays there is a large market all along the seafront.
There is an abunbdance of intersting places to visit and things to do in the area. The multi-million pound lifestyle of the wealthy can be seen in Monte Carlo and St Tropez but a short trip inland to the quiet Provencal countryside reveals the delightful rural lifestyle of the area. There are hill towns like Fayence and Grasse, which has famous perfumeries, and there is the spectacular Gorge du Verdon, France's 'Grand Canyon' (though a lot less grand than the one in the US!). There are also many walks in the nearby hills of the Maures and Esterel with magnificent views from the hilltops.
The apartment is situated on the top floor of the Bleu Marine quayside development. It enjoys commanding views over the marina, the distant Maures hills, the main marina square and often spectacular sunsets. It has a garage situated on the ground floor of the Blue Marine building.
It comprises a principal bedroom, living room and adjoining kitchen, bathroom/shower, separate toilet and balcony. The living area has a setee that converts into a full size double bed and a curtain that can be drawn to separate this sleeping area from the rest of the room.
The balcony and sitting room window face west providing ideal lighting for views of the marina and hills in the morning whilst giving shelter from the strong heat of the summer and onshore winds. The balcony enjoys the afternoon sun and spectacular sunsets over the Maures. for more information on the apartment