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Fréjus

Fréjus (Occitan: Frejús, French pronunciation: [fʁe.jys]) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. The north of the commune forms part of the Estérel Massif

History:

Frejus contains a medieval city as well as a popular seaside resort. Created by the Romans, Fréjus attracts many tourists because of its history, cultural and artistic qualities, its well maintained beaches, the sea and sporting facilities. There are numerous places of interest in the area, all are reasonably accessible from Frejus because of its convenient location. The history of Fréjus is very similar to that of Provence. It has been destroyed many times in spite of the presence of the Roman Legions. In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar decided to have the Adrian Way built to link Italy through to Spain. In those days the Phoceans of Marseille had already set up a colony on the site, but it was the Roman emperor who gave the port its prosperity and the city its name of 'Forum Julii' meaning 'market of Julius;' he also named its port 'Claustra Maris' (The sea bolt). It went on to become one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, until the Pax Romana, by denying Forum Julii its military activity, marked the beginning of its decline. The decay of Rome led to that of the cities of its empire. Between the 7th and the 9th centuries, Muslim invaders repeatedly raided the city. The sea encroached on the land while invasions by the Muslims and pirates left the monuments in ruin. By the 10th century there was very little left of the colony, mostly rubble. Sea-borne silt clogged up the port and led to the formation of a huge swampy plain, which then separated the village from the sea.

Main sights:

The church of St. Maximinus, begun towards the end of the thirteenth century by Charles II of Sicily and completed by the end of the fifteenth century, a relevant example of pointed architecture in the south of France. The head of St. Mary Magdalen is honoured here, and the crypt contains tombs which date from the first centuries of the Christian Era. Forum Julii still has a lot of its ruins and an exceptional archaeological value. There's the Roman Amphitheatre, arcades of the Oree Gate, and remains of the Aqueduct arches. There is also the Cathedrale, Chapel Jean Cocteau, Aurelienne's villa and Aurelien's park. The rhythm and mood still lives on today with many exhibitions, theatre and classical music events. Also keeping up with its many traditions and artistic qualities. Frejus organizes throughout the year different fairs, there's the pottery fair and the Bravade (street market bargains), in and amongst its Roman and Gothic architecture, the 'old tile' roof tops and tinted walls, everything blends in nicely with the recently developed port, its neo palladium design and carefully selected colours of Provence gives its unique identity. Port Frejus which has a capacity of 750 moorings, is surrounded by beautiful fine sandy beaches. The town is very conscious of its natural heritage, in the background there is the massif de l'Esterel, the (Esterel hills) and it 'Nature' base situated on the sea edge, as well as protecting the area and its environment there are many sporting events held here. There's the well talked about annual 'Roc Azur' mountain bike event, which is open to everyone French or otherwise, all ages. There are plenty of walks to enjoy, the most recommended walk is to see the infamous Barrage de Malpasset dam, which in 1959 burst and partly destroyed the town uprooting everything in its passage, only the ancient monuments withstood the torrential flood waters. It caused 421 deaths. Nowadays right along the length of the dam remains, you can find all sorts of Mediterranean flora: heather, pine, oak and wild strawberry trees (Arbousiers).



Région: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Département: Var

Arrondissement: Draguignan

Canton: Fréjus (chef-lieu)

Population: 52 687 hab. (2008)

Densité: 515 hab./km2

Aire urbaine: 93 550 hab. (2008)

Altitudes: mini. 0 m — maxi. 616 m

Superficie:102,27 km2


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Habitable surface: 75 sqm Number of bedrooms:2 Number of bathrooms / shower rooms:1 Swimming pool: yes Garage: parking Special qualites: SAINT AYGULF BEAU T3 100 m de la mer et commerces 3Eme ETAGE avec ascenseur – ...

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APARTMENT IN SAINT-AYGULF / CENTRE (Obj.Nr. : 04486)

Habitable surface: 45 sqm Number of bedrooms:1 Number of bathrooms / shower rooms:1 Special qualites: SAINT-AYGULF T2 dans résidence centre ville (200M de la mer avec accès piéton) REZ DE JARDIN – PLAIN-PIED ...

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Piece of land: 1,300 sqm Year of construction: 2003 Habitable surface: 160 sqm Number of bedrooms:3 Number of bathrooms / shower rooms:3 Swimming pool: yes + jacuzzi Garage: 3 cars View: view of the sea Special qualites: new villa in perfect condition, “haut ...

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