Discover Théoule-sur-Mer : The most beautiful views of the French Riviera!

The most beautiful views of the French Riviera! And one of the most beautiful villages of the French Riviera, between the Estérel and the Mediterranean.

was classified, in January 2020, 6th city where life is good by the Sunday Journal.The Sunday Journal published Sunday, January 19, 2020, the ranking of "towns and villages where life is good in France", which include three towns in the Alpes-Maritimes, the result of a survey that lasted 2 years.

Nice rises to 6th place in cities with more than 2,000 inhabitants, while Théoule-sur-Mer and Falicon occupy 6th and 9th place respectively in the ranking of villages where life is good.

To classify some 34,841 municipalities in France, this study takes into account 182 objective criteria, obtained by INSEE, and classified into eight categories (education, shops and services, health, sports and leisure, solidarity, quality of life, transport).

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Théoule is a French commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region at the start of the Esterel Massif. Its inhabitants are called the Théouliens.

Théoule-sur-mer, is located:

  • ● 13 km from Cannes
  • ● 45 km from Nice Airport
  • ● 4 km from Mandelieu aerodrome
  • ● 25 km from Saint-Raphaël

Théoule-sur-mer has 4 marinas:

All the info on the Ports of Théoule:

To come to Théoule:

Latitude : 43°30’24.35″ Nord – Longitude 6°56’30.21″ Est

  • ● By the road :Take the A8 motorway, exit at exit 40 (Mandelieu la Napoule), then head towards (Bord de mer RD 6098 - les Plages)Once on the seaside, take direction St Raphaël and follow the Departmental 6098 to Théoule.
  • ● By plane :Take the plane to Nice airport. From Nice airport to Théoule:Take bus number 210 from the airport to Cannes. Or bus N ° 26 (Nice Airport - Mandelieu la Napoule - St Raphaël).
  • ● By train :Get off at Cannes station. Then take the TER, line (Nice - Cannes - Théoule - St Raphaël - Les Arcs) or from Cannes train station, take bus N ° 22 (Cannes - Théoule - Le Trayas).

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History of the Corniche d´or:

This route offers one of the most beautiful landscapes of the French Riviera. First a rural road towards Théoule, it becomes a road at the initiative of the Mayor of Mandelieu, Ludovic Guize, who in May 1899 proposed the opening of the Chemin called "New Corniche de St Raphaël in Cannes". But its construction did not really start until the Touring Club de France offered a competition on November 19, 1900.

The Touring-Club, founded in 1890, worked to develop tourism, first by bicycle and then by automobile, by means of grant offers. United behind their dynamic President, Abel Ballif (1845-1934), its leaders put pressure on the public authorities for this achievement.

Moreover, a monument is erected at Trayas in honor of Abel Ballif. Mr. Guize, mayor, will propose that the new road, completed on June 2, 1901, be called boulevard du Touring Club de France in Mandelieu.

Now the Corniche d´Or, this grandiose work follows the meanders of the coast in tight bends, the red porphyries standing out magnificently against the blue of the Mediterranean and offering at every moment an unforgettable panorama. It was solemnly inaugurated on April 11, 1903 by a convoy of nearly 200 automobiles followed by a flood of cyclists.

Bearing the name of the Nationale 7 for a period, for reasons of state subsidies it will be classified RN98 in 1935, and RD6098 in 2006. It happens to be one of the most beautiful roads in Europe along the Mediterranean.

Coat of arms of Théoule:

They come in the form of a classic shield, topped with a crown representing crenellated towers and bearing in the center, a vertical stripe in the colors of Provence (red and gold), with a T (Théoule) superimposed.

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