Sainte-Maxime Travel Guide

  • A sand artist's latest creation
    A sand artist's latest creation
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  • Barracuda on the prowl
    Barracuda on the prowl
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  • The beach, just near the town centre
    The beach, just near the town centre
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Sainte-Maxime Things to Do

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    A sand artist's latest creation

    by adelinemmc Written Apr 28, 2013

    When the evening comes & the temperature goes down, a little stroll on the sea front is perfect for admiring sand scuptures and eat some churros or crepes from the stalls.

    Very relaxing and cheap!

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    Barracuda on the prowl

    by adelinemmc Updated Apr 22, 2013

    There are lovely dives in and outside the bay.

    We used the Ketos dive centre (http://ketos.free.fr/) and I would not recommend it. The boat was cramped and the staff not particularly nice. They also would have left the dive site without 2 divers if someone in our group did not point the huge mistake to the captain. May be they should cram fewer divers on that boat and do a proper safety count before and after every dive.

    Another dive operator is H2O (http://www.h2o-sainte-maxime.com/) I did not use them but they surely must be better than Ketos!

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    The Iconic Boat 4 more images

    by ranger49 Updated Sep 1, 2008

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    The great advantage of visiting very popular summer destinations out of season is the relative lack of crowds. With few other visitors about it is much easier to absorb the atmosphere of this place. Enjoy the sights, watch where you walk, don't bank on a ride on the train,have a little fun in the boat yard and become an art critic for a while.
    As can be see from the photos the weather was very pleasant during a UK February Half Term Week.

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    Beach hut St. Maxime, the Great Buddha Head 2 more images

    by egonwegh Updated Jul 24, 2011

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    Since we visited the seaside town of St. Maxime on a somewhat cold and rainy day, we decided to have a drink at a local beach hut.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered a bottle of Evian mineral water and a small glass of white wine, for which we paid euro 14.- In our opinion it was a rather expensive visit.

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    Le Sud

    by adelinemmc Written Sep 22, 2008

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    This is a relaxed little restaurant/cafe where you can have just a couple of drinks, a snack or a full meal.

    Prices are more than reasonable: 11 euros for a steak tartare, 7 euros for a 50cl jug of rosé wine, 8 euros for merguez-frites.

    No spaces inside, all teh tables are on the large terrasse.

    Favorite Dish: Steak tartare was very, very good. It offered the right balance of meat to condiments with a nice mix of capers, guerkins and parsley.

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    The Tartes!

    by adelinemmc Written Sep 22, 2008

    All the boulangeries are nice in Sainte Maxime, it just a matter of finding which one is nearer you!

    What to buy: The tarte tropezienne gets its name from the town of Saint Tropez on the other side of the bay. It is made of a nice airy genoise with a layer of thick creme patissiere in teh middle and some big sugar drops on the top.
    Yum!

    What to pay: Around 3 euros for a small one to 17 euros for a large one

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