Wrapped around the Mediterranean coastline, halfway between Saint-Tropez and Cannes, Frejus is one of the hidden gems of the French Riviera. Step inside the maze of narrow streets and the atmosphere is from a bygone era. Smells waft from the doors of patisseries, and butcher shops have stayed in the same family for centuries, while neighbourhood stores contrast the high-rise buildings along the waterfront.
The Frejus waterfront is dominated by large holiday apartment buildings with views over the water. Visitors will find a large water park and a number of small sandy beaches, all ideal for families. Cross the main road, and it’s amazing how quickly the ambience can change. Within just a few steps, the charm of old-world France takes over. It’s rare to find such contrasting atmospheres in the same destination, which makes Frejus ideal for anyone blending a coastal summer holiday with something a little more refined.
Frejus is on the coastal highway through the French Riviera, and there are regular buses from Saint-Tropez, Cannes, and Nice. The section close to the water has all the necessary tourist stores and facilities, while the old town, or Frejus-Centre, is located up the hill.
Every year, Frejus steps firmly back in time for the Giant Omelette Festival. Just as it sounds, the centrepiece involves a gargantuan omelette, although that’s accompanied by open-air markets and lazy afternoons on cafe terraces.