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  • 1 Baptistère de Fréjus Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue de Fleury F - 83600 Fréjus

    This square building, with 11m sides and topped with a dome that was reconstructed in the 19C is one of the oldest baptistries in France (5C). Inside, digs have restored the original marble floor. The bishop would have washed the feet of those being ..

  • 2 Bishopric buildings Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place Formigé F - 83600 Fréjus

    This fortified ensemble set in the heart of the medieval part of the town is comprised of the cathedral, the cloister and outbuildings, the baptistery, the bishop's palace and also houses the Archeology Museum. Access is through a doorway with two sc..

  • 3 Cathédrale de Fréjus Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place Formigé F - 83600 Fréjus

    The two naves dedicated to Our Lady and the Virgin Mary were joined up in the 13C by three arcades. A Romanesque steeple looms over the narthex, and the apse is topped with a tower that served as a fortified defense for the bishop's palace.

  • 4 Cloître Groupe Épiscopal Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rue de Fleury F - 83600 Fréjus

    A remarkable feeling of calm prevails in this 12C and 13C cloister and its garden, where an austere cypress tree stands next to the well. The wooden ceiling of the galleries is decorated with painted panelling depicting animals, holy figures and chim..

  • 5 Chapelle Notre Dame de Jérusalem Interesting

    Religious buildings

    av. Nicolaï F - 83600 Fréjus

    Jean Cocteau drew up the plans and interior decor of this chapel dedicated to the knights of the Holy Sepulchre. He died before the work was completed (in 1963) and it was his adoptive son Edouard Dermit who finished it. Try and find Jean Marais in t..

  • 6 Amphithéâtre (arènes) de Fréjus Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Rue Henri-Vadon F - 83600 Fréjus

    Dating from the 2C, these arenas are 114m long and 82m wide. Half of the amphitheatre rests on the slope of the hill that crowns the rampart. The arenas were built with simplicity and thrift in mind, and today host shows and corridas in summer.

  • 7 Roman theatre

    Archaeological and historical sites

    r. du Théâtre-Romain F - 83600 Fréjus

    A contemporary of the arenas, it is of relatively modest size. Note the radiating walls bearing the arches supporting the tiers and the stage for the orchestra.

  • 8 Aqueduc

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Avenue du XVe-Corps-d'Armée F - 83600 Fréjus

    A few pillars and arcades remain of the aqueduct that captured water at Mons, over 40km away. This work of art went from the ramparts around the town as far as the castellum, from where the local distribution network was sourced.

  • 9 Butte St-Antoine

    Archaeological and historical sites

    bd Séverin-Decuers F - 83600 Fréjus

    At the top of the hill are traces of buildings. The east wall used to overlook the harbour, while the west wall runs along boulevard Saint-Decuers. On the south side are the remains of towers, one of which may have been a lighthouse. This quarter, wh..

  • 10 Augustus Lantern

    Archaeological and historical sites

    chemin de la Lanterne-d'Auguste F - 83600 Fréjus

    This tower which indicated the entrance to the harbour in Roman times was raised in the Middle Ages when it was used as a seamark for sailors looking for the entrance to the harbour. To the southeast can be seen traces of the wall of the canal linkin..

  • 11 Rue Sieyès

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Sieyès F - 83600 Fréjus

    At n° 53 rue Sieyès two atlases flank a doorway: they are the remains of the former residence of Abbé Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836), who wrote the Tennis Court Oath and was a member of the Convention, of which he became president (1795) then Dir..

  • 12 Former Hôtel de Ville de Fréjus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Jean-Jaurès F - 83600 Fréjus

    The former town hall, dating from the 18C, has a pretty façade with a balcony and a colonnaded loggia.

  • 13 Prevost's House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Fleury F - 83600 Fréjus

    The Maison du Prévôt, also known as "Maison du Capitou", has a fine rusticated façade and a door set in a fortified tower.

  • 14 Rue Grisolle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Grisolle F - 83600 Fréjus

    This street that follows the layout of the medieval wall still boasts vestiges such as the fine tower at n° 71. At the end of the street, Passage du Portalet crosses a series of little squares.

  • 15 Musée Archéologique

    Museums and art

    pl. Calvini F - 83600 Fréjus

    Archaeological digs only started in Fréjus in the early 20C; until then the Roman ruins fell prey to pillagers and developers. The famous Hermès de Fréjus, which has become the town's emblem, and a fine mosaic floor are among the objects housed in th..

  • 16 Musée des Troupes de Marine

    Museums and art

    21 rte Bagnols F - 83600 Fréjus

    This museum preserves the memory of the naval troops historically based in Fréjus. Uniforms, arms, drawings, posters... and a dance certificate issued by the naval infantry(!). The crypt is the final resting place of soldiers killed in the Ardennes i..

  • 17 Mémorial des Guerres en Indochine

    Archaeological and historical sites

    862 av. du Gén.-d’Armée-Jean-Calliès F - 83600 Fréjus

    Since 1987, the mortal remains of soldiers and civilians killed in service in Indochina have been brought back to this imposing semicircular necropolis giving onto the sea.

  • 18 Hông Hiên Buddhist Pagoda

    Religious buildings

    13 r. Henri-Giraud F - 83600 Fréjus

    This pagoda was erected by Indochinese soldiers in 1917 in a small park laid out in Asian style. It is inspired by traditional Vietnamese architecture.

  • 19 Remains of Barrage de Malpasset

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D837 F - 83600 Fréjus

    In this serene landscape it's hard to imagine the disaster that struck in 1959. The colossal breach in the barrage, however, is testament to the force of the torrent that suddenly broke free.

  • 20 Étangs de Villepey Nature Reserve

    Nature and gardens

    N98 F - 83600 Fréjus

    This reserve made up of 250ha of lakeland, woods and prairies is home to wildlife (pink flamingoes, egrets, grey herons) and plants typical of areas where fresh water meets salt water. Connected to the lakeland by the St Aygulf cycle path, the Base N..

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