Cruise Port Atlas | Sanary-sur-Mer, France Map | Location

Sanary-sur-Mer, France Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Sanary-sur-Mer: Star Clippers, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club

Key Attractions: St. Nazaire Church, Notre-Dame-de-Pitrie , Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, Mont Sainte-Victoire, Avignon, Palace of the Popes, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Verdon Canyon, Lake Sainte Croix , Cassis, Calanques, Bandol, Le Castellet, Marseilles, St-Remy-de-Provence

Sanary Harbor from the Roman TowerSanary-sur-Mer has not lost the charm of a traditional fishing village that it remains.  It has a special charm that has attracted creative and inventive residents such as Jacques Cousteau and Bertholt Brecht to take up residence here. It also provides excellent access to the cities and towns of Provence. The port itself is dominated by heritage sailing vessels still in use more than 100 years after their construction. The St. Nazaire Church features an easy mix of architectural styles and frescoes influenced by Orthodox artists. The "Roman" tower was actually built during the medieval period and is a great place to historic artifacts and some of Cousteau's early discoveries. If you are looking for genuine atmosphere and medieval charm, Sanary-sur-Mer may be the best place for your ship to stop.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: French

Secondary Languages: English and German

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Geography and Population

Sanary-sur-Mer is a small port in the Var region of Provence and has a population of about 18,000 people. It is located to the west of Toulon and east of Marseilles.

Port Map (French)

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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Getting Around - How Long? How Far? How Much?

Taxis are available near the Tourism Office about 50 meters from where the tenders dock.  Tour busses are about 100 meters from the dock.  Taxis have meters, but there are special fares for certain destinations (listed below).  For city tours there are bicycle rickshaws.  There is a train from Hyeres to Marseilles.  Drivers generally do not speak English.  Taxis do not accept Credit Cards.

Other Transportation - Buses are available for trips to Toulon, Bandol and La Seyne sur mer.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Sanary-sur-Mer Marseilles Airport 60 KM 1 hour 250 Euros
Sanary-sur-Mer Toulon-Hyeres Airport 37 KM 45 minutes 70 Euros
Sanary-sur-Mer City Center A few meters 2-3 minutes walking  
Sanary-sur-Mer Aix-en-Provence 72 KM 50 minutes 260 Euros (r/t with 2-3 hour wait)
Sanary-sur-Mer Avignon 172 KM 1 hour 40 minutes  
Sanary-sur-Mer Marseilles 56 KM 40 minutes 200 Euros (r/t with 2-3 hour wait)
Sanary-sur-Mer Cassis 35 KM 30 minutes 140 Euros (r/t with 2-3 hour wait)
Sanary-sur-Mer Saint Cyr Golf Fregate 11 KM 20 minutes 60 Euros (r/t with 2-3 hour wait)

Local Services - Addresses

Saint Nazaire Church


Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal, 98 Boulevard Joseph Audiffren, 83110 Sanary-sur-Mer, phone - 33 4 94 74 95 66, 2 KM, 6 minutes

Nearby Bank and ATM - 50 meters

LCL, 9 Boulevard d'Estienne d'Orves,83110 Sanary-sur-Mer

Post Office - 250 meters

Place Du Chanoine Arnaldi, 83110 Sanary-sur-Mer

Port and Berths

Cruise Ship Berths - The marina only accommodates small fishing vessels and yachts.  Ships anchor in the bay and guests are tendered in.  Transfer by Tender takes about 10 minutes from the ship.

Sanary Market

Port Address / GPS Location - Quai du Levant, Sanary sur Mer

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Mailing Address - Sanary sur mer Tourist Office, 1, Quai du Levant, Sanary sur Mer 83110 France

Handicapped accessibility - There is limited handicapped accessibility. The bicycle rickshaws are handicapped accessible.