St Raphael France
Saint-Raphaël is a coastal commune in the Var, which is a département (similar to an English county) along the Med coast of France. It is on the renowned and beautiful Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera) resort coast, in eastern Provence.
Immediately to the west of Saint-Raphaël lies another, older, town called Fréjus, and together they form an urban agglomeration known as Fréjus Saint-Raphaël. The Var lies in the region called Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
The famous La Corniche d’Or links Saint-Raphaël to Cannes and was opened in 1903 by the Touring Club de France. It winds along the Med coast through breathtaking scenery and winding bends and narrow roads perched on sheer drops.
The Saint-Raphaël commune has a total of thirty-six kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, owing mainly to the many coves and creeks formed between the natural region of the Esterel Massif and the sea. It is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and seaside promenade. Among its many attractions is a 12th century church and a popular casino.
Website: St Raphael Website