l’Île d’Or: A Hidden Treasure in the Heart of Saint-Raphaël

Nestled off the French Mediterranean coast, l’île d’Or emerges like a sparkling jewel from the turquoise waters of the Bay of Saint-Raphaël. Its evocative name is an invitation to an enchanting adventure, where reality blends harmoniously with legend.

Rich in history and tradition

The story of the Isle of Gold is woven with myth and mystery, captivating minds for centuries. At the heart of this legend is a medieval watchtower, erected at the top of the island, giving the impression that the island itself is a golden nugget rising from the waves.

According to tradition, this tower was built by the monks of the Lérins Abbey in the 9th century, and used as a hideout to keep watch over the coastline and warn inhabitants of any invasions. But beyond its strategic utility, the tower seems to have been imbued with mysticism and fascination, fuelling tales of hidden treasures and secret passages.

Golden Island: A Sanctuary for Adventurers

For intrepid souls in search of adventure, Île d’Or offers an idyllic backdrop for unforgettable getaways. Whether by kayak, paddle or boat, cruising around the island reveals breathtaking panoramas, with the imposing silhouette of the tower standing proud against the azure sky.

The more adventurous can even attempt to climb the island, scaling its steep paths to be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the coast and the infinite horizon of the Mediterranean.