saint-raphael - antheor


Located 15 km from Saint-Raphaël, Anthéor is a seaside district, easily recognizable by the imposing viaduct overlooking it. It is ideally located between the Esterel massif and the Mediterranean Sea which lies at its feet. It is one of the most must-see places in Saint-Raphaël!

Anthéor, the balcony of the Corniche d'Or

Anthéor is one of the must-see of the Corniche d'Or, this mythical route in the south of France. Its many coves and rocky inlets make it an ideal place for swimmers who wish to isolate themselves from the beaches frequented during the summer. And of course, we do not miss a stop at the foot of its imposing viaduct, an exceptional testimony of the past.

Between land and sea, the Anthéor district stands out in a sumptuous setting. It is crossed by the Corniche d'Or, recognized as one of the most beautiful roads in France - which links Saint-Raphaël to Mandelieu-la-Napoule and follows the coastal design. This magnificent road allows you to see the vertiginous cliffs that border the district, but also being at the foot of its impressive viaduct.

The Esterel massif overlooks the town. It dates back to 255 million years, therefore it is one of the oldest massifs in France. The Pic du Cap Roux (453 metres above the sea level) is the closest to Anthéor, and you can start the hike to get to the observation table from Anthéor.

Antheor, a bit of history

The Anthéor viaduct, an arched railway bridge, linked the East Var to the County of Nice from 1862. The work undertaken, which was very substantial for the time, lasted 2 years. Today, we can observe the 9 arches that support the bridge at a height of 25 metres above the road.
During the Second World War, the viaduct was bombed on several occasions, which damaged it without ever destroying it completely. It was destroyed by the Allies during the Landing of Provence.

Differences can also be observed between certain pillars, which were destroyed and rebuilt at different times. A commemorative plaque the landing is now placed on the third pillar, praising the courage and merit of the 1st Battalion of the 141st Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division of the U.S Army, landed at Anthéor on the 15th of August in 1944.

livre memoire du viaduc antheor alain dubreuil

Alain Dubreuil, resident of Anthéor and et founding president of the Association "Anthéor Hier et Aujourd'hui", provides us a great overview of Antheor's history in his book "Mémoire du Viaduc d'Anthéor 1859 - 2019" (memories of Antheor).

Through 145 pages, discover many anecdotes and stories about the life of this neighbourhood since 1859. For exemple, did you know that more than 11 attemtps to destroy the viaduc took place since the WWII?

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