From Romantism to the Belle Epoque


From ancient Rome to Romanticism, there is only one easy step along the way in Fréjus.

Romanticism : an art, a philosophy. It is thought nature that romanticism expresses its sensibility, discovered through thoughts and dreams.

 A romantic journey:

  •  Do not miss the Villa Aurélienne ! This beautiful 1889 Palladian mansion overlooks the contemplation and meditation.
    Its 24-hectare park characterized by its Mediterranean plant life is home to the beautiful remains of the Roman Aqueduct, taking you on a journey through different eras and styles of poetry.
  •  Continue this romantic journey with a visit of Notre Dame de Jerusalem Chapel also called Cocteau Chapel.
    Nestled in the heart of a pine forest, the beauty of this monument lies in its shimmering pastel colors, designed by Jean Cocteau, bringing this place a sense of peace and tranquility.

The Belle Epoque Dictrict in saint-Aygulf:

  • This area of Fréjus created in 1888 and introduced by Guy de Maupassant in his novel « Sur l’Eau », still encourages visitors today to discover the beautiful villas in their lovely green setting with stunning views over the Mediterranean sea.
    Carolus Duran took up residence here. A remarkable painter during the 19th century, to of his works are displayed in the chapel of Saint-Aygulf.


Fréjus’ features:

Called the French Pompeii, Fréjus is a typical Provençal village aged of 2000 years  and offers an abundance of Roman and medieval monuments, including 29 classified as historical monuments that punctuated the history of the city and promises a change of scenery and cultural enrichment to all of its visitors. Fréjus is a tourist destination at the heart of French Riviera which offers sun, sea, nature, history, culture, recreation, wellness and much more… A Mediterranean climate, scenery between sea and mountain, picturesque colors and a Provencal soul. It is also a new port of call and an ideal starting point for visiting the major tourist sites of Provence and French Riviera.


  • Type of excursion
  • Type of public
  • Duration of the visit
1 or 1/2 day excursion All ages (No disabled access) About 4 hours
VIP Tour | Medium group Segment: Economic | Medium | Luxury
  • Location : Fréjus

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