Residence Saint-Raphael Valescure offers good value accommodation in a relaxed and peaceful environment.
Nestled at the edge of a pine forest on a golf course, this residence is a rural retreat located just 4km from the seaside resort of Saint Raphael and 5km from Frejus.
Offering self-catered accommodation from studios for 2 people up to apartments for 6 people, the Saint-Raphael Valescure is ideal for families and small groups.
All accommodation is fully equipped with a kitchenette, open plan living area, balcony, international TV channels and WiFi internet (extra charge applies).
The residence has everything you need to enjoy your holiday - large outdoor swimming pool, multi-sport pitches, tennis courts, golf, theatre, kids club, entertainment during peak periods.
This self-catered one bedroom apartment sleeps 6 people in:
- 1 double bedroom
- 2 bunk beds in a sleeping alcove
- 2 single beds in the lounge
400 m² swimming pool, heated from mid April to mid-November.
The restaurant offers a varied menu to suit all tastes including traditional Provençal cuisine, pizza, salads, etc. You can either dine à la carte or reserve a meal package on-site or in advance.
Meal Card - one meal per day, either lunch or dinner, throughout your stay
Half Board - breakfast and either lunch or dinner, throughout your stay
You can also order fresh bread and pastries at reception to be delivered the following morning.
Families & Kids
If you don't want to travel with too much luggage you can book a Baby Kit (suitable for infants aged 0 to 2 years - 15kg max):
- 1 folding cot (French Standard EN 716) with 1 fitted sheet
- 1 highchair (for infants aged 6 months and above)
You can also hire the following items:
- baby bath
- night light
- food processor/mixer
- baby back carrier (mountain)
- anti-UV tent
- mosquito net (sea)
Please note: subject to availability and residence.
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Cannes, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Saint Raphael, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Cannes whilst doing a number of fun activities. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Saint Raphael, France
Free outdoor parking subject to availability.
Sitting in the shadow of a grand mountain on a red rock coastline that contrasts vividly with the blue sea, Saint Raphael has been a seaside resort since ancient Roman times. Located halfway between Cannes and Saint Tropez, San-Raphael lies is on the main train line that runs along the Riviera from Italy to Marseilles, and also connect the South of France to Paris. It is also the train station you would have to stop at to get on one of the buses or boats that run to Saint Tropez. If driving, Saint Raphael is very accessible as it's just off the A8 motorway, while buses connect here for Nice, Saint Tropez and other Riviera towns.
For a quiet seaside resort catering mainly to families, Saint Raphael has some very good restaurants. Michelin-starred Archange serves up delicate, delicious seafood from its dining room overlooking the port, while Les Voiles (also in the marina) creates excellent dishes using fresh market produce. Enjoy the rustic ambience and Provencal specialities of La Table, or head to Pizza Gourmande for their very popular gourmet pizzas.
Also see: Restaurants in Saint Raphael, France
Saint Raphael is rich in history, dating back to its ancient past as a seaside resort for the Romans.You can learn all about the local area in the Museum of Prehistory and Underwater Archaeology, located in the San Rafeu church.
In 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte and his forces arrived by ship from Egypt, prior to his coup d'état in Paris, and he also stopped here on his way into exile on the island of Elba.This was also a very fashionable resort for French artists, writers and intellectuals in the 19th century, including Alphonse Karr,Georges Sand, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Frédéric Mistral and Guy de Maupassant. A walk around the town will reveal some stunning buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, one of the most spectacular being the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire- a 'must see' if you are in St Raphael.
Also see: Sights in Saint Raphael, France
Things to Do Nearby
There are a number (36!) of small beaches in the area, and plenty of walking trails and other activities in the countryside behind the town. San Raphael also lies on the Route de Mimosa- an absolutely superb long-distance walking trail that hugs the coast of South East Provence, visiting several towns along the way. With so many beautiful areas to visit along the coast, why not take advantage and take a boat trip?You could either go to St Tropez or the island of Sainte-Marguerite, or take a short cruise to the spectacular cliffs and sea caves. If you are into golf or tennis then you are in luck as they are a joint club in St Raphael!
Also see: Things To Do in Saint Raphael, France
With numerous beaches along the St Raphael coast you will not be short of places to sunbathe, swim, snorkel and explore the rockpools and cliffs. The bay of St Raphael and the marine nature reserve of Agay also have a host of dive sites and there are various dive schools you can use as a great way to explore the area further.
Also see: Beaches in Saint Raphael, France
Situated just north of the town is the Valescure Golf & Tennis Club, with an 18 hole, par 68 course. This is a very short course with narrow fairways, small greens and a number of water hazards. For other Riviera golf courses, see our golfing pages
Also see: Golf Courses in Saint Raphael, France
Saint Raphael is overwhelmingly a family resort destination, so it's not a wildly exciting place at night.There's the Casino Barrière de St-Raphaël if you fancy a gamble, or the young crowd can be found at La Reserve Club or Coco Club.
Also see: Bars in Saint Raphael, France
Children and teens are well looked after with activities and entertainment organised for 3 to 17 year olds, supervised by French and English speaking leaders. Please enquire directly for details and prices.
Location: Saint Raphael
Star Rating: 2 Star
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Family-friendly | Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 6
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Languages Spoken: French
Bookings For: Outdoor Activities
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast
Cleaning: Cleaning on departure | Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Pets welcome
Car-parking: Free parking
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Theatre | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Cookware | Dishwasher | Kitchen linen | Tea / Coffee Maker
Outdoor: Garden - Shared
Spa & Fitness: Pool (outdoor) | Tennis Court(s)
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 90 Allée Muirfield | Saint Raphael | 83700