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.
Insolite scene in South of France
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 2014. This […]
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.
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 town of […]
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.