St Laurent du Var Destination Guide
St Laurent du Var continues to attract buyers for its family-oriented lifestyle and quiet, peaceful environment.
It is conveniently positioned between the sea and the mountains and contains one of the most popular shopping centres in the Alpes Maritimes, Cap 3000. Here you will find all the big name brand stores as well as some good restaurants and cafes outside overlooking the beach. The beaches are clean and well facilitated. You can take part in a variety of water sports and water-based activities such as kite surfing, kite sailing, swimming, fishing and snorkelling.
The old town is beautiful, with narrow cobblestone streets and quaint little apartments with wrought iron balconies displaying colourful flowers and fragrant herbs. You will also find the Hotel de Ville, a stunning piece of architecture on perfectly manicured grounds.
Nice is just 10.4 km away via the A8 motorway. The famous Promenade Des Anglais (Walkway of the English) is a wonderful place to walk, cycle or run and see the beautiful city on one side and the calm, picturesque ocean on the other. Do as the locals do and sit at a café and people watch, or sit in the perfectly placed seats and benches and gaze out over the endless Mediterranean ocean.
The Old Town is a must-see, due to its numerous historical sites, cafés, quaint restaurants and the famous flower market selling not only a bright array of blooms but fruit, vegetables, spices and other Provençal delicacies. Cannes on the other hand is located 26.2 km away. Cannes is perhaps one of the most popular destinations on The Riviera. It has a combination of luxury, beauty and glamour. The Croisette famously offers luxury shopping, exclusive bars and restaurants and undeniably exquisite sandy beaches.
Nice Airport is only a 2-minute drive. The TGV railway station has trains connecting to Nice or Cannes.