History of St-Raphael

St-Raphaël sits between the red lava peaks of the Massif de l’Estérel and the densely forested hills of the Massif des Maures. It became popular during Roman times, when rich families came to vacation here, bequeathing the rambling ruins at the neighboring town of Fréjus today. Barring a brief barbaric interlude of 1,500 years, it’s still a place of rest and recreation. That’s right, the Saracen invaders that