Sanary-sur-Mer is a port town on the French Riviera (western Mediterranean) part of Var department )Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, southeastern France). The town covers an area of approx 19 km2 (7 ml2) and has population around 18,000. Sanary-sur-Mer is approx 13 km (8 ml) from Toulon and 49 km (30 ml) from Marseille. It can be reached by TGV train from Paris in less than 4 hours. During high season there are direct flights to Toulon from Oslo, Brussels, Rotterdam and London.
- During 16th century, a fishing village (Ollioules) was established here, clustered around medieval watchtower. The port was built and its harbor deepened in mid-16th century. As a tourist destination, the town underwent a major development in the 1980s.
- Sanary has a beautiful coastline with small cozy beaches. Unlike most small Mediterranean port towns, it is active the whole year-round.
- The regular Mistral (strong wind from Rhone Valley) brings gusts of wind up to 81 mph (130 kph). Strong wind makes Sanary one of French Riviera's best windsurfing destinations.
- Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitie is a chapel created in 1560 and overlooking Sanary's bay.
- The French explorer-filmmaker-scientist Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) had a house here - named Villa Baobab. He invented deep-sea diving equipment, which was created and developed around Sanary.
Highlights: Fishing village
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