Category: Provence Historical Facts
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… Read More
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 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.