La Croix-Valmer village is situated on a height in the middle of a beautiful landscape on the North side of the Saint-Tropez Pennsinsula. The village is suronded by wine yards and protected headland down to sandy beaches. Here it is amazingly peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle.
The village owes its development to a winery (Domaine de la Croix) founded by silk industrialists from Lyon in 1882. The village, which was to be called La Croix, La Croix de Cavalaire then La Croix des Mimosas, became autonomous in 1929 and adopted the name La Croix Valmer in 1934. “La Croix” comes from a legend claiming that the Roman Emperor Constantine, on route to Rome in 312 to eliminate Maxentius, one of his rivals, saw a vision in the sky of a cross with the words In Hoc Signo Vinces (by this sign you will conquer). The resort’s appeal as a tourist destination took off in the 1950s.
After visitng the village, take the car to the Gigaro beaches via Boulevard Tabarin. From the car park you can walk the coastal path (Sentier Litteral) to Cap Lardier and Cap Taillat.