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Walk through 2000 years of history during a guided tour of Fréjus

Discover Fréjus accompanied by your guide Philippe who knows the town, its history and its secrets at your fingertips !

Fréjus fut fondée en 49 av. JC par les romains. Au cours de son histoire, elle a vécu de nombreuses modifications faisant de la ville un véritable livre ouvert. Elle renferme de nombreux secrets témoignant des différentes époques qui l'ont profondément changée. Estérel Côte d'Azur a testé pour vous la visite guidée de la ville aux 2000 ans d'histoire et vous en dévoile certains secrets !

Fréjus was founded in 49 BC by the Romans. In the course of its history, it has undergone many changes, making the town a real open book. It contains many secrets that testify to the different eras that have profoundly changed it. Estérel Côte d'Azur has tested for you the guided tour of the city in 2000 years of history and reveals some of its secrets !

Let's go to the arena in Fréjus !

The amphitheatre of Fréjus

We arrive at the amphitheatre, a monument built in the 1st century. The building could accommodate more than 10,000 people at the time! Today the arena is no longer the arena of gladiatorial combat but is used for performances by artists and events such as the Fréjus Nights for example.

Did you know that ?
The famous thumb down to condemn a gladiator to death is only a legend !
Gladiators rarely fought to the death !
It was possible to fill the amphitheatre arena with water to relive naval battles !

Port Fréjus

2000 years ago "Forum Julii" (name given to the city by the Romans) was home to one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean ! Unfortunately time, abandonment and silting up deprived the Frejussians of the ancient port, even turning it into a garden in the 18th century.
In 1989, François Léotard inaugurated Port Fréjus in order to provide the town with a new marina.

port Fréjus nuit
photo ©Frejus.Tourisme

In 2013, Port Fréjus II welcomes its first boats. The project extends the port inland towards the city centre, offering a magnificent view of the Cathedral. The new development of the port sees the construction of several infrastructures such as Californian/Mediterranean type housing or the new gambling casino.

Today the project to extend the port to the city centre, as in Roman times, is under study.

Will Fréjus find a port linking the city centre to the sea ?

Villa beautiful times in Fréjus

villa belle époque Fréjus

The town of Fréjus is home to many "belle époque" villas (a period prior to the First World War which saw many scientific, economic and political advances). These large residences of various styles are now part of the Frejussian landscape. They all have their own history and architecture. It's up to you to find the most beautiful one as you stroll along.

Fréjus Cathedral and Baptistery

The visit ends with the Cathedral of Saint-Léonce, the jewel of Fréjus town centre. As we enter, we notice that the Cathedral is made up of several spaces. On our left, we can see the Baptistery, which bathes in daylight and symbolizes the descent of the Holy Spirit on the newly baptized for Christians. In front of you, a staircase leads to the cloister.

On the right, the visit continues with the part dedicated to the religious ceremonies consisting of the apse and the two naves.
The Cathedral presents many remarkable works of art, such as statues of bishops or a Quoirin organ.

The guided tour

We would like to thank our guide Philippe who passed on to us his passion for Fréjus !

In brief
An ideal tour to learn more about the city of Fréjus
The bus tour is a quick way to visit the whole city.
A passionate guide with anecdotes all along the route

Infos & booking

Book the guided tour 2000 years of history :
Discover Fréjus and its history. Its historic centre with the Saint-Léonce cathedral, the amphitheatre, the Saint-François de Paule chapel.

Price : From 8€ (free for children under 12 years old)
Duration : 2 heures
Meeting : 249 Rue Jean Jaurès, 83600 Fréjus

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