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Sanary sur Mer France Cruise Port Guide


Sanary-Sur Mer Port is a resort located along the southern coastlines of France, with a distance of approximately 13 km away from Toulon and a distance of 29 km away from Marseille. This is a tender port. The tender dock is in the center of town.

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Life around the picturesque Provencal port of Sanary-Sur-Mer has always revolved around the sea. It’s where the pioneers of diving Jacques Cousteau, Frederic Dumas and Phillipe Thailliez enhanced their skills.

A delightful contrast to the better-known bustling destinations on the Côte d'Azur, Sanary-sur-Mer is a petite, carefree fishing village. It's where the French vacation to avoid the crowds usually associated with the French Riviera. It hasn't changed dramatically over the years. Many of the streets are pedestrian only and lined with boutiques and boulangeries. Points of interest include a defensive 13th century tower and the Church of Saint Nazaire, constructed in the Gothic Revival style. Still, the true charm of Sanary-sur-Mer is that you never feel compelled to do more than enjoy its relaxed atmosphere.

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Visit the local museum, housed in the medieval tower around which the town grew, which displays their diving equipment and finds from underwater excavations.

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Shopping and Food

Sanary-Sur Mer Port has a superb selection of shops offering a range of goods, gift items and souvenirs. The area is also well known for having a large public market. Brocantes, or antique fairs, are a common event with music and concerts offered in a nearby theatre.



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Local emergency number: 112

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Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.

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