Tag Archives: History

Sanary-sur-mer: Land for Refugees

Residences of German and Austrian intellectuals exiled in Sanary-sur-mer (1933-1945)


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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 2014.

This exhibit will show archives ( including photos and maps ) , weapons and uniforms to explain the role of the French Navy in the preparation and execution of the landing in Provence .

WHERE : Service historique de la Défense, dans la Corderie royale, -Bibliothèque et service d’archives- passage de la Corderie (accross Place d’Armes), Toulon.

FREE : Free for all .

Possibility of guided tours by appointment. For more information call 04.22.42.08.13 or 04.22.42.03.65

Sanary-sur-mer: Historical City of Diving

Jacques Cousteau, Frederic Dumas and Phillipe Thailliez have been the pioneers of modern diving and they started and developed their technics and skills in the waters of Sanary-sur-mer and Bandol. The Frédéric Dumas International Diving Museum in Sanary-sur-mer contains unique collection of original diving equipments used in the adventure of modern diving

Diving Links

Sanary sur Mer

Port Issol Bay Underwater

Six-fours-les-plages

La Seyne sur Mer

Diving Sites – Islands

  • Bendor Island – Off Bandol Coast This small island, 7 minutes by boat from Bandol, is the hosting place of the smallest harbor on the Mediterranean.
  • Embiez Island The Embiez archipelago is a jewel of the Mediterranean with 95 ha of forest, vineyards, 'garrigue' and gardens. It is located 10 minutes by boat ride from Le Brusc harbor in Six-Fours-les-Plages, and 20 minutes from Sanary.
  • Port-Cros, Le Levant and Porquerolles

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