Cavalaire bay enjoys an mild climate all year round. This delightful place yet discreet resort has everything you could wish for to enjoy a family holiday, at your own pace, by the sea. Here you will find long fine sandy beaches for the family, situated at the South side of the Saint-Tropez Penninsula.
Awarded by the France Station Nautique label, Cavalaire is a favourite spot for water sports lovers. The bay offers a lot of excitement for sea lovers such as sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing. It also allows you to just stroll along the Promenade de la Mer, on foot or rollerblades, or to relax with a glass of wine on a sunny terrace in between shopping sprees.
Cavalaire (Heraclea Caccabaria) has its origins in a Roman port mentioned in Antonin’s maritime guide for sailors in the Greek-Roman period. Cavalaire belonged to the monks in the Pignans collegiate (13th AD) and from the 16th century to the house of Castellane, a powerful noble family from Provence. The port was functioning in the 15th century with fishermen’s houses and stores. In 1895, construction of the Train des Pignes railway gave a boost to its development, and the municipality gained its autonomy in 1929. On 15 August 1944, it was the scene of the Provencal Landings.