Category: Provence Historical Facts

Sanary-sur-mer: Land for Refugees

Sanary-sur-mer has been a refuge for many German and Austrian intellectuals and artists between the 1st and 2nd World wars. Other foreign intellectuals have reside in Sanary-sur-mer, among them A. Huxley who wrote “A Brave New World” in Sanary-sur-mer (La Gorgette district) in summer 1932.

South of France Insolite : Elephants in Sanary Bay

Insolite scene in South of France

EXPO in Toulon : The French navy in the Provence landing

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the landing in Provence, the History Department of Defense offers a major exhibition entitled ” the French navy in the landing in Provence ” from  August 18th to December 19… Read More

Historical Facts

Provence region is rich in history. From the Roman and Greek empires settlements to the 2nd World War battles and the liberation of Provence by the allied troops, each town has a rich history to share.

Sanary-sur-Mer and Ollioules

 Larger View of Sanary-sur-Mer and Ollioules Area Sanary-sur-mer Frederic Dumas Historical Diving Museum – Video Map of residences of German and Austrian artists and intellectual exiled (1933-1945) An unique place on the Provence coast, is the little fishing… Read More

Sanary-sur-mer: Historical City of Diving

Sanary-sur-mer is the birthplace of modern diving. J-Y Cousteau, F. Dumas and P. Tailliez, also known as the “Mousquemers”, have experimented the first scubas in the bay of Port-Issol in Sanary-sur-mer.