On the quays of Sainte-Maxime port
A historic port, it has been an important symbol of the town since the 18th century. Welcome to the quays of Sainte-Maxime !
Moored at the fishermen’s quay, the last of the brightly coloured fishing boats create the animation of the port, located in the heart of the city. What a pleasure to wander around in this joyful atmosphere !
Take the time to stop at the fishermen’s stalls to discover the richness and diversity of the Mediterranean fish.
More information>> The Fishermen’s Stall.
A lively place, the port of Sainte-Maxime is the kingdom of sailing lovers. Its harbour master’s office, whose architecture evokes the silhouette of a ship, has a range of services to satisfy boaters. A multitude of activities await young and old !
Strolling along the quay...
Stroll around and observe all the people who make the port lively : whether it is the fishermen, professional or amateur, the yachtsmen who prepare their day’s expedition at sea, with picnic and cap screwed on their heads, or all the visitors who wait for their shuttle from the famous Green Boats to cross the Gulf and spend a "strass and glitter" day in Saint-Tropez.
Are you seasick ? No problem, the port of Sainte-Maxime has some very nice surprises in store for you, while keeping both feet on the ground...
Like an air of dolce vita...
Take a moment to admire the view... leaving from the port car park, you walk around the Quai Léon Condroyer shopping mall and do a bit of shopping, before going to sit on the terrace while enjoying a magnificent sunset !
Imagine this sublime 180° view from the restaurant L’Amiral : an unobstructed view of the bell tower of the village of Saint-Tropez and its millionaires’ bay, then of Port-Grimaud and its famous lake port... Turn your head to the right again and you will see our emblematic pont du Préconil, then the Casino Barrière which dates from the beginning of the 20th century. Finally, our lively Downtown Provensal Beach, just a stone’s throw from the shops, before admiring the Tour Carrée and the church of Sainte-Maxime with its 18th century bell.
For the record...
In the 18th century, Sainte-Maxime was a modest port for loading goods from the Maures forest. Wine, oil, cork, wood, grain and vegetables were shipped on tartanes, boats capable of transporting freight from one port to another at a lower cost.
At the end of the 1930s, the commercial port gave way to a marina. Enlarged in 1972, the port of Sainte-Maxime can now accommodate boats from 5 to 25 metres and has 800 berths.
Located in the heart of the town, the port of Sainte-Maxime is home to 800 pleasure boats and five fishermen.
Would you like to know how to get your place in the port ?
More information >> Your place in the port.