Camping La Seyne-Sur-Mer
PSince your Orly d’Azur campsite is located less than 10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Seyne-sur-mer, you might as well go and discover this charming seaside resort, the second municipality of the Var in number of inhabitants.
Toulon’s neighbour, Seyne-sur-Mer was once a Mecca of the shipbuilding industry. The historical heritage of the town will seduce admirers. The 10 km of coast, offering both fine sand beaches and small secret coves, will, on the other hand, seduce those who prefer their leisure time or preserved natural areas.
Seyne sur Mer town website: http://www.la-seyne.fr/
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In the middle ages, Seyne-sur-Mer was nothing but a area of Six-Fours called Sagno. It was Louis XIV who decided, on 2 July 1657, to give the town its independence.
Seyne-sur-mer owes its tourist orientation to Marius Michel, a local figure, when he acquired 60 hectares of land along the coast of Tamaris to build casinos, luxury hotels and magnificent villas with moorish architecture. Seyne then started to be frequented by high society and welcomed many artists such as Georges Sand, Renoir, the Lumière brothers or Gustave Eiffel.
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In the harbour, you can visit the church of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Voyage, built in 1674. Its bell tower hails the departure and the return of the sailors. Inside, the mechanics of the organ are classified as a Historical Monument. This is also the case of the statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, as well as the bust of Saint Eloi.
While hiking on the coastal path of Tamaris, you can admire magnificent viewpoints of the beautiful villas that recall the rich history of Seyne-sur-mer.
Lovers of ancient monuments can take a detour via the Balaguier fort: this military work consisting of a large cannon tower was built in 1636 by Richelieu. Its construction made it possible to complete the defense system of the harbour of Toulon. In 1971, the fort became a naval museum.