Located right across from St Tropez, the town of Sainte Maxime is a typical Mediterranean seaside town. Although close to the more famous seaside town, Sainte Maxime is radically different and much more unassuming. But it offers many of the same perks: the balmy waters of the Gulf of St Tropez, the white sandy beaches and a pleasant climate for the best part of the year.
There are many walking and hiking trails through the Maures that attract outdoor enthusiasts. It is rather family-oriented and provides great amenities for the kids. Cinemas and a new cultural centre have recently been built as a way to cater to the needs of the growing family visitors. Properties are more affordable than those of some of its neighbours on the coast, and provide better value for money.