Monday, May 28, 2012

Strolling around Saint Raphael....


The first thing you notice about Saint Raphael is the wide open skies over the sea, and the grand sense of space afforded by the beautiful promenades for walking along by the shore. A short walk along the promenade soon brings you to Port Sant Lucia with its harbours, marinas, and wonderfully chilled cafes and restaurants overlooking the boats....


Walk further round and you join the rugged coastal path which links St Raphael with Agay 9 km away. The combination of the red rust-coloured rugged rocks and the calm turquoise sea is a real feast for the eyes in terms of colour, light and texture....


The town itself is pretty and low key with lots of places to sit, chill and relax, as well as wine and dine in a welcoming and friendly way..


At the end of the day, there are always gorgeous sunsets to contemplate and the golden hour to photograph....


Saint Raphael is an hour by train south of Nice, and from here you can get the boat over to St Tropez - which is definitely the best way to arrive there. Go to Saint Rapheal if you want a few relaxing days away from the pretentiousness of other parts of the Riviera....Enjoy!!

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place and what fantastic captures, Catherine -- as always! I could definitely enjoy strolling around Saint Raphael, but your photos are the next best thing! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Joanna said...

It sounds just lovely there. I do like your presentation of the photos too. Gives a real sense of place.

Peter Olson said...

Have just looked at your latest posts... It seems you entirely enjoy your new life down there and take the time to explore a maximum. ... with the advantage of visiting all these spots before the big summer rush!

Fly Girl said...

Saint Raphael is a beautiful name for a charming town.

Catherine said...

I really enjoyed my visit here...

Malyss said...

I'm glad you're showing st Rapahael, I have not been there since years! (it did not change..:o)

Karl Demetz said...

Great photos and beautiful presentation, Catherine!
Have a good week.