The town takes its name from one of the two capes that border this small seaside town: Cap Cavalaire, which is located to the west and Cap Lardier. The origins of Cavalaire-sur-Mer probably date back to antiquity; excavations have shown that a port was active at that time, as well as a village and a more rural habitat. There are also traces of an occupation by the Ligurians and the existence of a town dating from the Gallo-Roman period.[+]
In the Middle Ages, this small area of Gassin, named Cavalairo, was a popular natural anchorage because it was sheltered from bad weather. The port prospered, thanks to fishing and trade, and a good clientele frequented this place. A refuge in case of storms, the bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer is a privileged landing place for Provençal and Genoese sailors but also for pirates.
It was only in 1939 that Cavalaire-sur-Mer became independent from Gassin, to which it had been attached since the French Revolution, and finally became a commune in its own right.
The assets of Cavalaire-sur-Mer
Located in the Var, in a bay that bears its name, Cavalaire-sur-Mer enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year and 4 km of white sandy beaches. This commune has managed to protect its natural heritage and the numerous Mediterranean plants on this territory add to the charm of the French Riviera.
Close to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Cavalaire-sur-Mer is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts such as sailing and scuba diving. Traditions are strong and Provence is present in the streets of the city and at the traditional market. The fishermen bring the port to life when they return in the morning with the day's catch.
Classified as a "tourist resort", Cavalaire-sur-Mer is also a family-friendly destination thanks to the "Family Plus" label and its nautical attractions. This seaside town offers a quality environment to spend a few days or to settle down permanently.
Real estate in Cavalaire-sur-Mer
Cavalaire-sur-Mer is full of villas close to the beach and with sea views. The gardens of the villas for sale by Magrey & Sons offer swimming pools and lush natural vegetation. Beautiful spaces allow families to be comfortable in these quiet properties while being close to the sandy beaches and the port. Cavalaire's residential neighborhoods are prized for their tranquility while being close to Saint-Tropez and its summer and festive life. You will find in our selection of villas in Cavalaire-sur-Mer of Provencal or contemporary style. [-]