Sainte Maxime, the quieter, more peaceful and family-friendly neighbor of Saint Tropez, has all you need for a calm and culturally rich vacation. The white sand beaches along the coast might echo the highly sought- after beaches of its more famous neighbor, but the quiet village with its markets, quaint customs, and interesting architecture belong solely to Sainte Maxime. This Time & Place destination combines the joie-de-vivre of provencal France and the allure of the French Riviera for a unique and satisfying vacation.
Activities on the pristine waters are popular here and you will find beaches dedicated to swimming, sailing instruction, diving instruction, as well as one specifically for water skiing and jet skiing. In the village you will find many shops and cafes as well as lovely old buildings that rise elegantly from the cobblestoned streets. Some of the architecture is historically significant, dating back hundreds of years, and is tempered by stylish villas built in the early twentieth century. Sainte Maxime also has a friendly population of villagers whose families have likely lived in the area for many generations and they are happy to continue with the town’s annual traditions such as the May Day festival and the celebration of the town’s namesake: Sainte Maxime.
As you wander through the village and on the beaches, you will soon learn why Sainte Maxime has attracted poets, artists, and writers for many years; they have found inspiration in the beautiful scenery and the 300 days of sunshine per year.
Sainte Maxime is magical in its simplicity and you may find yourself lured into the gentle rhythm of delightful days and unforgettable nights in this unique town. Enjoy your stay in a luxury vacation home with Time & Place. Contact our travel team today!
Our Concierges look forward to curating and creating unforgettable experiences for you and our family and friends. Here are some examples of things they can plan for you while staying in Sainte Maxime with Time & Place:
Life was tough for Queen Victoria. During her reign in the late 1800s, vacation was an ordeal. Just to enjoy a little royal R and R at her favorite hotel on the French Riviera, she’d have to tow along a staff of 60 to 100 of her peeps. They shipped in her own bed and her own food(!) Things have changed on the French Riviera. You don’t have to squeeze into a cramped, noisy hotel. You and your entourage can spread out in a world-class luxury villa where every bed is fabulous. Here’s how you’ll vacation BETTER than royalty in the exclusive, ultra-glam principalities that dot the Cote d’Azur:
Fishing has long been a part of life in Sainte Maxime, enjoy the fruits of the sea with freshly caught fish for dinner.
Tour an olive oil mill, learn how to taste olive oil and take home some of this “liquid gold.”
You are on the Mediterranean… make the most of it by chartering a yacht!
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