My sister, Clare, and I ended our family holiday with a couple of days in Sanary-sur-Mer, a 10-minute train ride from Toulon. It was heavenly.
The sun shone and it was warm enough for a swim in the Mediterranean or a picnic on the waterfront.
The harbour was full of sailboats, including some really old ones.
The church has a neo-Byzantine interior with murals depicting Creation on the side aisle ceilings.
The stores lining the narrow alleyways sell interesting, one-of-a-kind crafts.
There are lots of fun activities for kids.
There is a daily market with a marvelous assortment of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
The town caters to tourists but doesn’t let that detract from its own identity as a year-round community.
If you’re dreaming of a seaside holiday, Sanary-sur-Mer is the place to be.