Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer

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Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
A replica of the Statue of Liberty in the town square
A replica of the Statue of Liberty in the town square
Coat of arms of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is located in France
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 5°42′31″E / 43.1789°N 5.7086°E / 43.1789; 5.7086Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 5°42′31″E / 43.1789°N 5.7086°E / 43.1789; 5.7086
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonSaint-Cyr-sur-Mer
IntercommunalitySud Sainte Baume
Government
 • MayorBarthélemy Philippe
Area
1
21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
11,972
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83112 /83270
Elevation0–254 m (0–833 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer (Provençal: Sant Ceri) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It neighbours La Ciotat to the west, Bandol to the east and La Cadière-d'Azur to the north.

In addition to Saint-Cyr itself, the commune includes the villages of Les Lecques, a port and beach resort, and La Madrague, a small port.

The town square of Saint-Cyr contains a replica of the Statue of Liberty donated by Frédéric Bartholdi, sculptor of the original.

It was also the Team Base Camp for the Turkish national football team for the UEFA Euro 2016

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and tourism are important industries in the area. Fruit, vegetables, olives and wine are produced in the commune and both Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and Les Lecques have markets. Tourist attractions include the sandy beach at Les Lecques, the coastal footpaths and the Musée de Tauroentum, a museum which displays artifacts from the Roman site of Tauroentum.

Panorama of Les Lecques from its beach with view on the old and new port.

Twin towns[edit]

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is twinned with:

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