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Plage des Éléphants

Water sports, Beach / Bathing Area in Sainte-Maxime

  • The beach of the Elephants, located a short distance from the city center of Sainte-Maxime, was made famous by the comic strip "Voyage de Babar" by Jean de Brunhoff, published in 1932.

    The creator of Babar was staying in this area of Sainte-Maxime and he was inspired by this magnificent landscape to illustrate the famous balloon wedding trip of Babar and his Celestial wife.

    Today, the house De Brunhoff still exists and still looks at the sea.

    This wild beach is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing!

    Beach not guarded.

    Public showers.

    Dogs are forbidden on all beaches of the commune from June 1 to September 30. Outside this period, they are tolerated on the beaches of La Croisette, Eléphants and Madrague.

    Guided dogs are allowed on all beaches.

  • Environment

    • Town outskirts
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages

  • Equipment

    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • showers


  • All year
    Opened Everyday