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August 15th: The Patrouille de France flies over Saint-Raphaël

August 15th: This date marks the French calendar by the Assumption, but it is also an important historical landmark for the Estérel Côte d'Azur destination. 75 years ago, soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division of the U.S Army landed on the beaches of the territory to take the German army in battle during the Second World War. More than 464 fighters are now resting at the necropolis of Boulouris where the commemorations were held yesterday.

Commemoration of the Landing of Provence: A ceremony in the presence of the President of the Republic

On August 15th, 2019, we’ve celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Landing of Provence. On this occasion, a commemoration took place at the National Necropolis of Boulouris (Saint-Raphael). At this place rests the bodies of 464 combatants who perished during the landing.

President Emmanuel Macron and several foreign heads of state and Nicolas Sarkozy, were present on the spot to pay tribute to the fighters. At the end of the ceremony, the Patrouille de France flew over the scene.

The Patrouille de France flies over the destination: back in images

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Patrouille de France 15 aout 2019

Patrouille de France 15 aout 2019

Patrouille de France 15 aout 2019

 

 

The Patrouille de France view by ©Charlie Dabas

 

 

The Patrouille de France view by ©Pascal Renard

Patrouille de France 15 aout

 

 

The Patrouille de France view by ©Pascal Borsotto

Patrouille de France 15 aout

Patrouille de France 15 aout

Patrouille de France 15 aout

Patrouille de France 15 aout

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Fayence area

The Pays de Fayence (Fayence district) has many great provencal villages. All of them have a particularity such as the view from Mons or the artistic streets of Tourrettes. Do no forget to stop in Seillans that has the label of "Most beautiful village in France"

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Fayence area

North of the A8 motorway, you will find the Pays de Fayence. Saint-Cassien lake, a real oasis of freshness in the Var, awaits you! Take a break at the Lake House before visiting the villages of Bagnols-en-Forêt, St-Paul-en-Forêt or Tanneron.

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Roquebrune-sur-Argens

The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is the most westerly of the destination. It includes three districts: La Bouverie, at the foot of Gorges du Blavet; The village, overlooked by its magnificent rock, and Les Issambres, with its nautical activities by the sea.

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Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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Fréjus

Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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Saint-Raphaël

65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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