Everything there is to discover on the French Riviera/Côte d’Azur and Provence: the towns, the villages, sport and leisure, the beaches… is within easy distance of the Domaine du Colombier 5 star Holiday village in Fréjus/Saint-Raphaël. We have also decided to share a few of our favourite recipes so you can enjoy some typical Mediterranean dishes. We hope the following information will be useful in helping you plan your weekend break or holiday on the Côte d’Azur at the Domaine du Colombier 5 star Holiday village.
Discover the region
ParasailingCategory(ies): Sports & leisure, Sports @en
4.5km from the Domaine du Colombier
Enjoy a birds-eye view of the bay of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël. You can go up in twos or threes to experience the incredible feeling of being above the mass of blue. You take off from the front of the boat for this slightly different boat trip. It is not necessary to know how to swim, a life jacket is provided and you will be attached to a harness. You will take off and land gently on the platform with your arms completely free… you’re flying!
MarinelandCategory(ies): Leisure, Sports & leisure
53km from the Domaine du Colombier
The best Marine park in Europe is situated in Antibes. Marineland is an unforgettable day out! No one can resist the smiles of the dolphins, the killer whale show, the winking sea lions, it’s great fun! In the aquarium discover an unexplored underwater world: the explosion of colour with the tropical fish, jellyfish, coral… before going to feed and stroke the stingrays! But the best is yet to come, under a tank full of almost 2 million litres of water, it’s time to say hello to the sharks…
It’s not to be missed! On the cultural side, the museum houses one of the best collections of marine memorabilia in Europe and a new Dinosaur park.
Discounted tickets for Marineland are available at the reception or Tourist Office at the Domaine du Colombier in Fréjus.
The Domaine du Colombier in Fréjus is just 2.5km from the centre of Fréjus and 4.5km from the beach
A Roman city and seaside resort, Fréjus is both a cultural town and town open to tourism, thanks to the various beach and sporting attractions. In a holiday rental on the French Riviera at the Domaine du Colombier you can enjoy Fréjus, its beaches, the port and the Base Nature…
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Situated between Cannes and St-Tropez, 1 hour from the Italian border, Fréjus can be approached by car from either the RN7 or by the A8 motorway, by train, or by air into Nice Cote d’Azur airport. Fréjus blends into neighbouring Saint Raphael.
Fréjus is a medieval city as well as a popular seaside resort. Created by the Romans Fréjus attracts many tourists because of its history, cultural and artistic qualities, its well-kept beaches, the sea and sporting facilities.
There are numerous places of interest in the area, all are reasonably accessible from Fréjus because of its good location. At present its inhabitants total 45,000 and the town offers a broad spectrum of activities. The history of Fréjus is very similar to that of Provence, it has lived through many Saracen invasions which took place between the 7th and 9th centuries. It has been destroyed many times in spite of the presence of the Roman Legion. In 49 BC Julius Cesar decided to have the Adrian Way built to link Italy through to Spain. In those days the Phoceans of Marseille had already set up a colony on the site, but it was the Roman emperor who gave the port its prosperity and the city its name of ‘Forum Julii’ meaning ‘Jules market’ and the port Claustra Maris (the sea bolt). It went on to become one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, until the Pax Romana, by denying Forum Julii its military activity, marked the beginning of its decline. The decadence of Rome naturally led to that of the city. The sea encroached on the land while invasions by the Saracens and pirates left the monuments in ruin. By the 10th century there was very little left of the colony, mostly rubble. Sea-borne silt clogged up the port and led to the formation of a huge swampy plain, which then separated the village from the sea.
Walks and places to visit:
Forum Julii still has a lot of its ruins and an exceptional archaeological value. There’s the Roman Amphitheatre, arcades of the Oree Gate, and remains of the Aquaduct arches. There is also the Cathedral, Chapel Jean Cocteau, Aurelienne’s villa and Aurelien’s park. The rhythm and mood still lives on today with many exhibitions, theatre and classical music events. Also keeping up with its many traditions and artistic qualities. Fréjus organizes different fairs throughout the year, there’s the pottery fair and the Bravade (street market bargains), in and amongst its Roman and Gothic architecture, the ‘old tile’ roof tops and tinted walls, everything blends in nicely with the recently developed port, its neo palladium design and carefully selected colours of Provence gives it a unique identity. Port Fréjus, which has a capacity of 750 moorings, is surrounded by beautiful fine sandy beaches. In a holiday rental at the Domaine du Colombier at the French Riviera you can enjoy Fréjus, its beaches, the port and the base nature…
The town is very conscious of its natural heritage, in the background there is the massif de l’Esterel, the (Esterel hills) and the Base Nature situated on the sea edge. As well as protecting the area and its environment there are many sporting events held here. There’s the well-known annual ‘Roc Azur’ mountain bike event, which is open to everyone French or otherwise, all ages. There are plenty of walks to enjoy, the most recommended walk is to see the famous ‘Malpasset’ dam, which in 1959 burst and partly destroyed the town uprooting everything in its passage. Only the ancient monuments withstood the torrential floodwaters. It also caused many deaths. Nowadays right along the length of the dam remains, you can find all sorts of Mediterraen flora: Heather, Pine, Oak and wild Strawberry trees (Arbousiers).
Leisure and culture
Fréjus is a sound bet if you have kids to entertain with a number of activity centres in the vicinity designed especially for them. If you can’t find what you are looking for in Fréjus, there are many other attractions not too far away. There’s a number of outdoor activities available from March to October. At the Local Sailing Club (Club municipal de Voile) you will find a wide choice such as catamaran, wind surfing, and many more. At the Port Fréjus Scuba Diving club (Club CIP) you can take part in various organised diving trips down to see wrecks, reefs and walls of coral, there is also night diving, water excursions with flippers and mask.
150 hectares, of which 1200m skirt the coast, between Fréjus and Saint Aygulf, a magnificent surrounding. Equipped with various sport grounds: football, volleyball, roller-skating, skating, mountain bikes, playgrounds for the little ones, tarred routes for biking and walking all over the base. A place to enjoy the fresh air. In a holiday rental at the Domaine du Colombier at the French Riviera you can enjoy Fréjus, its beaches, the port and the base nature… Breathe in the fresh air!
Bougainvillée (Bougainvillea)Category(ies): Nature @en, Small Shrubs
A beautiful climbing plant, its colours vary through mauves, reds and fuchsia to pastel colours like yellow and orange. This plant will only do well if in full sun, its woody stems require support. It must be protected from frost, it is a typically Mediterranean plant, which thrives in hot climates. Requires moderate watering and a well drained rich ground.
Jet-skiCategory(ies): Sports & leisure, Sports @en
5km from the Domaine du Colombier
In a happy and sporty environment, learn from the trained instructors before going out for a ride from the port of Saint-Aygulf. Choose a one or two-man jet ski and discover the coast, its coves and its bays viewed from the see. A great holiday memory!
Sublim Sky: http://www.jetfunevasion.com/