Only 2 min walk from the Hotel du Soleil we have a range of the most important services that you might need during your stay. This includes a local convenience store, a newly opened bakery with incredibly good bread, a typical Provencal restaurant, a pizza place with deliver, a pharmacy and a hairdresser.


We offer the following services at the hotel:

• WiFi, free of charge
• Free access to computer at the lobby
• Free parking, close to your room
• Bikes to be borrowed
• Beach towels, parasols etc. to be borrowed
• We have a wide range of maps, information on restaurants, activities etc. We would be pleased to share our experiences and tips.


One day trip to Saint-Tropez. Take the boat from down town Saint-Raphaël in the morning and return in the afternoon. The boat trip takes one hour. Spend a wonderful day in Saint-Tropez.


One day trip to Gorges du Verdon, one of Europe’s most spectacular canyons. Take a round trip by car from Saint-Raphaël, follow the southern brim of the canyon and spend some time at the fantastic lake of Sainte –Croix-du-Verdon. You will be back at Saint-Raphaël in the afternoon.


Tip: Take advantage of France’s smooth railway network. From Saint-Raphaël you will for example reach comfortably the following destinations: Monaco (1 hour 20 min), Nice (1 hour), Cannes (30 min), Marseille (1 hour 40 min), Aix-en-Provence (1 hour 40 min). Each town with its unique atmosphere and sights.


The nearest golf course, just ten minutes away, is Golf Esterel (, designed by Trent Jones Sr. Our hotel guests enjoy discounted green fees, Up on request we can help small groups (2-6 persons) with transportation to and from the course.  Close by there are several other 18-hole courses, such as Valescure (, Sainte Maxime (, Opio Valbonne ( just to mention a few.


We can help you to arrange an exciting and breathtaking mountain bike excursion accompanying with a local guide in the beautiful Massif of Esterel. We can also help you to rent city bikes, if you just want to have a nice and quiet bike trip along the coast.


Every Sunday morning there is a local market on the Frejus beach. Here you can find many local products along with traditional market souvenirs and clothes. You can also consult the new Saint-Raphaël guidebook that lists all the market brands that are sold in the town.


Let us give you tips about where you can go to treat yourself for a foot massage or face mask while you are here for a long week end or for vacation during a longer period.


In June 2011 Le Route de Vin des Provence was created to help tourist find their way to the local wineries. During 2001, 230 wineries are expected to join the new association. Here will be more new to come in regard to these activities.


Why not combine golfing and skiing? The Southern Alps are only 2 hours away by car. You will find great skiing in Auron or in Isola 2000. We have tried it and it’s great! or

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