Destination guide

Sanary-sur-Mer, the summery port on the Cote d'Azur

Like wine? You'll love Provence and the Cote d'Azur. Located an 8-mile drive east of Toulon, Sanary-sur-Mer is a charming French port lined with lush palm trees and colorful historic buildings. Boasting more than 280 days of sunshine a year, it's often called the sunniest place in France and draws a beach-loving crowd. A Sanary-sur-Mer vacation rental makes a great base for exploring Provence and the coast. Visit the Diving Museum in the port's 13th-century watchtower, go scuba diving in the depths of the Mediterranean, or take a wine tasting tour around the ancient vineyards of Bandol.

Things to do

Diving the deep blue sea off Sanary-sur-Mer

A Sanary-sur-Mer vacation rental makes a great base for exploring the Cote d'Azur. But there's plenty of attractions in the town too. Visit the Frederic Dumas International Diving Museum, housed in the port's 13th-century watchtower. It displays a fascinating collection of diving equipment from the past century. Prefer wine to waves? Then visit Bandol, a nearby wine-making region famous for its excellent rose wine. Book a guided tour around the many vineyards, which includes generous sampling of the local vino, so book a cab.


Seafood, sand and sunshine, Sanary-sur-Mer hits the spot

Sandwiched between Marseille and Toulon, this picturesque fishing port is the perfect place to relax. Potter around its buzzy food markets and quirky shops, enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants, or just kick back with a pastis in a local bar. There are several beaches surrounding the port. The locals' favorite is Esplanade Beach, which is within walking distance of the town. Sanary-sur-Mer also has a deeply rooted diving history. The legendary inventor Jacques Cousteau developed the Aqua-lung just off the coast and diving is still a popular sport, drawing scuba fans to the port.


Could Sanary-sur-Mer be the sunniest place in France? Oui!

Famously called the sunniest spot in France, Sanary-sur-Mer boasts over 280 days of sunshine each year, making it a very popular vacation destination. Like much of the south coast, it has a Mediterranean climate with long, blazing hot summers and short, mild winters with a little rain in between. In June, July and August, temperatures can reach the mid-80s and above, and Sanary-sur-Mer vacation rentals get snapped up well in advance. For a wider choice, visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall when the sun still shines, naturally, but the temperatures are cooler and a light jacket may be required.

Natural features

Wild thing, you make my heart sing in natural Cote d'Azur

Perched on France's Mediterranean Coast, Sanary-sur-Mer is 8 miles from Toulon and 36 miles from Marseille. Surrounding this section of coastline is the rugged Maures Mountains. Want to stretch your legs? Why not conquer part of the Grande Randonnee, France's iconic long-distance walking route which zigzags through the range. You may even spot the region's famous wild boar and deer on your travels. Or head an hour's drive west towards Marseille and the Calanques National Park, a beautiful coastal reserve famous for its coastal walks and hidden sandy coves.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sanary-sur-Mer

Fly into Toulon (TLN-Toulon - Hyeres), the closest airport, located 18.2 mi (29.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sanary-sur-Mer, FR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,883 vacation rentals around Sanary-sur-Mer. From 509 villa rentals to 983 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sanary-sur-Mer?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanary-sur-Mer:

  • Le Mourillon: 246 vacation rentals
  • 9th Arrondissement: 263 vacation rentals
  • Les Sablettes: 254 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 119 vacation rentals
  • Tamaris: 177 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Sanary-sur-Mer?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sanary-sur-Mer. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Complexe Aquatique: 6,240 vacation rentals
  • Toulon (XZV-Toulon SNCF Train Station): 6,098 vacation rentals
  • Dolce Fregate Provence Golf Course: 5,755 vacation rentals
  • Cassis Beach: 5,858 vacation rentals
  • La Ciotat Beach: 6,355 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sanary-sur-Mer listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Sanary-sur-Mer?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 509 Villas in Sanary-sur-Mer. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sanary-sur-Mer include:

  • Houses: 983 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,041 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,217 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sanary-sur-Mer?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,513 vacation rentals with pool available in Sanary-sur-Mer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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