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Sainte-Maxime

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Villa is ranked 4 Stars  by the

Office of tourism of the Var Department.


An elegant and family destination.


It is certainly one of the most charming Seaside Resort of the Varoise’s Côte

d’Azur. Located between Marseilles and Nice, it is by far the most picturesque

site of the Côte des Maures.


Built in the South of France near Saint Tropez’s gulf, Sainte-Maxime is

sheltered from winds and offers an exceptional panorama. Life here is more than

pleasant.


The weather is particularly mild during winters (between 12°- 19° C) but also

warm and fresh during summers (an average of 27° C). Its water is temperate

(20°-27° C).

  

 A short story of Sainte-Maxime


Sainte-Maxime comes from the name of one of his female monk who died in 750.

She’s still been celebrated each month of May, at the occasion of a “Votive”

event. The participants wear blue and white clothing for the event.


But Sainte-Maxime as a city was created on February 15, 1790. Two seigniories

were then unified: the Northern Revest seigniorial and the Southern seigniorial

of the Bastides of Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Pierre de Miramas.


Anecdotal may be, there was then only a house between the nowadays Square Tower

( “Tour Carrée” which was originally the Abbey’s of Lérins Tower – from the

city of Cannes) and the original church.

1520: the first floor of the Square Tower was built;

1560: the second floor was built;

1566: the Priory decided to divide the land into emphyteotic plots.

  

Hundred plots were then awarded to those who committed themselves to plough their plot. It led to the agricultural, pastoral and forestry vocation of Sainte-Maxime, as well as its small harbour.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the hundreds of inhabitants lived on forestry working, vineyards and olive groves. Growing cereals, ovine breeding,

hunting and fishing were other economic activities of the city. Fishing contributed to further develop the small harbour of Sainte-Maxime which

activities included wood, wine and minerals transportation.

Things have evolved from then !

  

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