Sainte-Maxime is one of your favourite destinations in Europe. It is a haven of peace, a perfect destination for a holiday with family or lovers. Located between Provence and the French Riviera, this destination is authentic, warm and welcoming.

Sainte-Maxime is known worldwide for the beauty of its landscapes, its turquoise waters, its endless beaches. It is popular with travellers from around the world for its authentic Provencal soul. If you want to live new experiences, meet new people, discover new flavours, Sainte-Maxime is definitely the place for you.

Enjoy a delicious piece of bread covered with local extra virgin olive oil and a glass of rosé on a sunny terrace. Sainte-Maxime offers the best of Provence, the French Riviera and even some Corsican landscapes with “La Pointe des Sardinaux”, a must-see place known as ‘Little Corsica’.

Want to keep memories for a lifetime? Go parasailing (what a feeling, what a view of the Esterel red rocks!)  Finish the day with a game of pétanque, the ultimate Provencal sport, relax, talk, laugh, make friends… Sainte-Maxime is one of a kind, all for you.

 Nearest airports: Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

The real salad Niçoise

On almost every menu you will find the summer salad Niçoise. You’re guaranteed not to get it. For most chefs, the primeval version is too simple, not to be honoured. So the farmers’ salad from the surroundings of Nice was served with the most diverse ingredients. The famous super chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) started it, adding boiled potatoes and haricots verts. At that time a mortal sin. But nowadays just about anything is allowed. Except for the followers/restorers of the authentic Cuisine Nissarde, recognizable by a sticker on the window of their restaurant. They still serve the ‘one and only’, consisting of no more than tomato, onion, hard-boiled egg, black olives from Nice, tuna, a dash of olive oil and wine vinegar, a dash of pepper and salt. Served on a plate rubbed with some garlic. Less is more.

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