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Fréjus Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 88 photos


Fréjus is a hidden gem undiscovered by many non-Europeans. Situated quite conveniently between Cannes and St. Tropez, it's often overlooked because of the more glamourous cities along the Riviera. Better for us; we're thinking about moving there! Though, by no means, is it uncrowded during vacation months. If you're the type of person who wants a reprieve from the sweaty, suntanned multitudes squished side-by-side along the cramped beaches of glitzy towns, a nice hike in the Fréjus area valley or mountains, or an exploration of the ancient roman ruins or a relaxing stroll through the old town, will be refreshing alternatives.

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  • Pros:Complete Package: mountains, beaches, architecture, history...
  • In a nutshell:Far from the Madding Crowds
  • Last visit to Fréjus: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2006 at 10:07 PM

    Bonjour Lulu et Bonne Anniversaire de Finlandia! Frejus looks like my kind of a place and I am glad that tourists have not found it yet. One day I will be there. Great tips, sad history and beautiful photos. Cheers, Sini

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2004 at 4:11 AM

    What a terrifying story. What a beautiful place.

  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2004 at 3:59 AM

    Lovely little town you describe with a very sad history. The hiking sounds great.

  • emilesc's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2003 at 5:29 AM

    Great page - wish I'd had time to explore the ancient part of the city, but the chapel was in a completely different part of the city. Next trip for sure.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2003 at 10:41 AM

    What a shame I didn't go further around the Riviera. That was an amazing crumbling of that dam. A lot of history in this town. The sheep remind me of NZ:-) Thanks for the tour.

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2003 at 11:34 AM

    Great (and very thorough) tips! Makes for a very relaxed vacation.

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2003 at 6:59 AM

    Beautiful page: good info and photos

  • Mar 14, 2003 at 11:06 PM

    Frejus, nice memories !! Like the sheep pics :-))

  • mafootje's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2003 at 9:46 AM

    Great tip wouldn't want to be shot

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 3:03 PM

    Fréjus..Looove the beach too there! place is magic...well, the whole cote dázur & Isles de Lérins. i love it :))


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