commune in Var, France

Fréjus is a coastal town in the French Riviera , near St. Raphael. This Roman city's many buildings make it the richest concentration of this period in France after Arles.


It was founded as a port during the era of Julius Caesar as "Forum Julii", meaning 'market of Julius'.

Port Fréjus which has a capacity of 750 moorings, is surrounded by beautiful fine sandy beaches.

Get inEdit

Saint-Léonce Cathedral

By carEdit

Access to Fréjus, from the A8 motorway, is by exit 37 (from Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, then by Route Nationale 7, or by exit 38 (from Nice) and the Departmental Route 37. The RN7 crosses the town from Puget-sur-Argens to Adrests-de-l'Esterel The seaside road from Sainte-Maxime or Saint-Raphaël is the RD559.

By trainEdit

By coachEdit

There is a bus station in Saint Raphaël, with links to Marseille, Cannes and Nice.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Saint-Léonce Cathedral of Fréjus. Begun in medieval but resulting from several eras. The baptistry in Frejus Cathedral dates from the 5th century CE, and there are columns from Roman buildings.    
  • Church of St. Maximus
  • Esterel Hills
Roman Amphitheatre
  • 2 Roman Amphitheatre.    
  • 3 Roman Aqueduct (Aqueduct Romain), Avenue du XVème corps. 42 km long, it runs for 1.8 km on bridges and 500 m on walls. Large parts of the aqueduct are still well preserved.
  • 4 Étangs de Villepey Saint Aygulf. A native swamp zone, in the mouth of the Argens.  
  • 5 Lantern of Augustus. Roman period.
  • 6 Golden stave (Portée dorée). Roman period.
  • 7 Memorial of the Black Army (mémorial de l'armée noire), Boulevard de la Liberation. Paying homage to the Black Army.
  • 8 Villa Aurélienne. Built in 1889 for JH Crossman, in a 24-hectare wooded park.


There are quite good beaches between Frejus and St. Aygulf. Frejus has a beautiful cathedral There is a large water park (Parc Aquatica)


  • 1 Town centre market, Place Formingé. Wednesday and Saturday morning.
  • 2 Saint Aygulf market. Tuesday and Friday morning.
  • 3 Fréjus Plage market, Port Fréjus and Fréjus plage. Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning.


You can eat a lot of delicious meals without paying a lot.




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