Cavalaire : a must see spot

Cavalaire sur Mer : a delightful destination

Located on the magnificent Var coast, between Provence and the French Riviera, Cavalaire sur Mer is a sun-drenched destination, nestling between the green hills of the Maures mountains and the blue waves of the Mediterranean Cavalaire is an ideal holiday destination, where a distinctive landscape meets an exceptional climate with 300 days of sunshine a year.

Heracléa Caccabaria

Cavalaire takes its name from the Greek colony of Heraclea Caccabaria, which was located in the bay It brings to mind Carthage and the cult of Hercules. The history of this young commune began 800 years before Christ with the Ligures who settled in their oppidum (fortress inhabited from the 6th to the 4th century BC) in Montjean.

The Count of Provence, William I, built a watchtower on the Cap Cavalaire, to which the Counts of Grimaud added fortifications which were destroyed in 1646.

In the 18th century, Cavalaire became a small fishing hamlet that belonged to the village of Gassin until 1929 On 15 August 1944, the Allies chose this spot for the landing of the 3rd American Infantry Division. In the 18th century, Cavalaire became a small fishing hamlet that belonged to the village of Gassin until 1929. In that year Cavalaire became known as Cavalaire sur mer.

A climate blessed by the gods

Cavalaire’s Mediterranean climate is an invitation to escape all year round Sun-drenched summers and mild winters create an environment conducive to relaxation. The pleasant temperatures mean you can enjoy the beaches all year round and the hiking trails in winter.

Activities by the sea

The fine sandy beach stretches for 4km along the bay, offering peaceful retreats for sunbathing and invigorating playgrounds for water sports enthusiasts. . The softness of the sand beneath your feet and the gentle lapping of the waves create an idyllic setting for unforgettable family days out.


Our crystal clear waters hide a thousand treasures Did you know that Cavalaire is one of the most popular diving spots in the Mediterranean? In fact, there are 12 wrecks and numerous underwater rock formations within less than an hour’s sail. It’s also the ideal place to indulge in water activities such as sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, . Choose one you like !

Nautical activities

An immersion in nature

Hiking trails through the hills offer spectacular panoramic views of the sea, such as the Fenouillet trail. Whether you’re a walker or a cyclist, Cavalaire has a wealth of natural treasures to explore, from Mediterranean scrub to secluded coves.. And if you hear the cicadas singing? It’s the sign that summer is here!

Traditions and flavors of Provence

Cavalaire is a warm and friendly place to immerse yourself in the heart of Provence! Discover the flavours of Provence at the Wednesday market basil, olive oil, rosemary, tapenade, anchoïade, olives, pissaladière, pan bagnat, tropézienne tart, seasonal fruit and vegetables, not forgetting rosé wine from the Gulf of St Tropez… Wait for the fishermen to return to the old port and discover the colourful and tasty fish of the Mediterranean. And don’t forget forget the inevitable game of petanque between friends on the quayside It’s a promise of a good time and lots of laughter!

All the good reasons to come to Cavalaire!

Among mimosas, eucalyptus and other Mediterranean plants, come and admire the colorful, sun-drenched panorama. Intoxicate yourself with the distinctive scents of our sun-drenched plants. Take a 1.5-hour stroll along the Fenouillet trail, accessible from Cavalaire, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline. And if you hear the cicadas singing? It’s the sign that summer is here!