Frejus is a coastal town located in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of the south of France. As well as being a medieval city it is also a popular seaside resort. It attracts many tourists due to its history, cultural and artistic qualities, beautiful beaches, the sea and many sporting facilities. Frejus was found and named after Julius Caesar in 49BC and is the oldest Roman city in Gaul. Today, the liveliest part of town is the medieval centre with its charming ensemble of pastel painted houses, 19th century mansions and cafés around the Cité Episcopale (a fortified Provençal Gothic cathedral with elegant 12-13th century cloisters and beautiful painted ceilings). Frejus is one of the most beautiful sights of the Var and is sometimes referred to as the Provencal Pompeii.
Frejus is 35mins away from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport and 60mins away from Toulon-Hyères Airport. The town can be reached by the A8 Motorway and by train. It is 35mins from Cannes, 40mins from St Tropez and an hour from Monaco.
Admiring Frejus’ architecture is a must, buildings include: the Villa Aurelienne; a Palladian house with large gardens, the Pagode Bouddhique Hong Hien; a Buddhist pagoda built by Vietnamese soldiers who fought France in 1917, the Mosque de Missiri built for Sudanese troops in the 1920s and the Chapelle de Notre Dame de Jerusalem which is romantically positioned on top a hill in a forest, in the quartier of La Tour de Mare. The tiny chapel with an atrium, stained glass and frescoes was the last building to be designed by the artist Jean Cocteau and is best seen illuminated by the setting sun. Frejus has numerous museums including the Musée Archéologique Municipal, the Musée d’histoire locale et des traditions and there is also a Roman amphitheatre. There is a market every Friday and many fetes and festivals all through the year: in March there is the Carnival des Enfants (children’s carnival), in April the Fête des Plantes (festival of plants), at Easter time there is the Pâcques à Saint-Aygulf, in June the Fête de la Musique, in July Les Nuits Auréliennes and Les Nuits de Feu (fireworks), in August the Fête du Raisin (festival of wine) and Les Nuits de Feu (fireworks), on 15th August there is the town’s Fête, in September there is the Omelette Géant (giant omelette festival!), in November the Festival de l’Air et du Vent (air and wind festival) and in December to end the busy year there is the Frejus Christmas Market.
Food and Drink
- Les Micocouliers, 34 Place Albert Février, Frejus
- Bar du Marché, 5 Place de la liberté, Frejus
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