Natura 2000 ecological sites
Because Saint-Raphaël has made the protection of the environment and the preservation of the natural sites of the Estérel one of its top priorities, it has become part of the European network of the Natura 2000 listed sites.
This label aims at protecting precious natural habitats while promoting leisure and economic activities within them.
The Natura 2000 sites encompass a perimeter of 15000 hectares including 7800 hectares of land and and 7200 hectares in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. To that end, Saint-Raphaël has created a management and conservation plan including all local tourist service providers.