Ste. Maxime is very pleasantly sunny.

With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, Ste. Maxime is a discreetly charming and inviting holiday destination. Its beuatiful beaches extend across the whole of the coast and offer holidaymaker plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy their stay on the Côte d’Azur to the full. The ‘Family Plus Mer’ labelled resort has all the amenities and quality of services you could need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. There are plenty of Provencal specialities to be discovered at the market, with every example of southern Mediterranean produce on offer at the lovely market stalls, resplendent with all the local colours and fragrances.

From the pleasure-seeker to the casual tourist in search of a friendly welcome, there’s something for everyone here at Ste. Maxime: horse-riding, tennis, quad bikes, cycling, sailing, canoes, kayaks, catamarans, wakeboarding, water-skiing, sea scooters, scuba-diving all levels/ages, boat trips and 2 x 18-hole golf courses.

Tourism Gulf of Saint-Tropez near the Hotel Matisse in Sainte-Maxime

Gulf of St. Tropez and Pampelonne beach

The local landscape is an invitation to get out and about and discover the region. Take a leisurely stroll in the Gulf of St. Tropez or along the beach. The beautiful fine sandy Pampelonne beach is ideal for bathing.

Sports activities include sailing, jet-skiing or scuba diving.

There are many quaint villages to be visited in the region, not forgetting the national park of Port Cros, Porquerolles, Verdon gorges, Le Rayol Canadel gardens and the legendary massif of Ste. Baume.

Tourism Gulf of Saint-Tropez near the Hotel Matisse in Sainte-Maxime

Nearby leisure activities

Discover all the activities on offer around the Best Western Matisse Hôtel:

  • Beach just a few minutes from the hotel 
  • Sailing, jet-skiing, scuba diving
  • 2 golf courses less than 3 km away
  • Horse-riding, tennis, quad biking
  • National parks: Port Cros and Porquerolles
  • Verdon gorges, Le Rayol Canadel garden
  • Ste. Maxime’s Tour Carrée museum and St. Tropez’ L’Annonciade
  • Provencal markets
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Events and happenings:

  • Mimosa weekend, first weekend in February
  • Fête de la Bravade in Sainte-Maxime, 14 and 15 May
  • Fête de la Saint-Jean (mid-June) with its fireworks and Chinese lanterns 
  • Wine harvest festival, 8 and 9 September
  • Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez sailing event, last weekend in October
  • The Braderie St. Tropez, last weekend in October 
  • Les Voiles d’Automne sailing event, first weekend in November
  • Rallye du Var car rally, last weekend in November
  • Olive and olive oil festival, 23 and 24 November
  • Festival of light, 4 December
  • Christmas market, second half of December
Tourism Gulf of Saint-Tropez near the Hotel Matisse in Sainte-Maxime


Work on your accuracy and stamina during your stay at the Best Western Matisse Hôtel by playing golf.

Our golfing services

Enjoy the fresh air and indulge in a little golf at one of the courses close to the hotel. Out on the green, you can perfect your teeing off skills and improve your swing.

We have a number of golf courses nearby and are happy to offer you a large number of services: booking (green-fees, buggies, etc…), documentation on both golf courses at hotel reception, golfing magazines, themed golfing holidays, 20% reduction on our golfing partners’ courses if you book through the Best Western Matisse Hôtel, the chance to take part in golfing competitions, possibility of keeping your golf bag at reception…

We make every effort to give priority to golfers and help them to indulge in their passion. All the benefits of the hotel add up to ensure you enjoy your stay with us.

Tourism Gulf of Saint-Tropez near the Hotel Matisse in Sainte-Maxime

Our golfing partners

We are mainly partners with two golf courses in the region: the Blue Green golf course at Ste. Maxime and Roquebrune golf courses. Both addresses will ensure you enjoy your stay with us to the full.

Ste. Maxime is an 18-hole golf course. Overlooking the bay of St. Tropez, the course commands a magnificent view. This lovely 65 ha terrain dominates the Côte d’Azur and the Var backcountry.

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The Roquebrune sur Argens golf course close to Ste. Maxime is a choice address. The 18 holes are spread over a 40 hectare course comprising a top-quality varied terrain, and undulating hills at certain points between the sea and the hinterland. You’ll be captivated by the beautiful view over the environs around the gulf of St. Tropez.

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