You can swim in the sea all year round in Golfe-Juan as the water temperature varies
between 13°C and 25ºC. The traditional New Year’s Day swim attracts a great many
participants.The town accords beach and water cleanliness the highest priority; beaches
are maintained regularly, there is also an efficient water treatment station close
by and regular bacterial checks are carried out.
They are cleaned on a daily basis: the sand is sifted, cleaned and regularly disinfected.
Any seaweed is cleared.
On 1 March 1815, Golfe-Juanentered the history books. It was here where Napoleon
landed on his return from Elba. Every year, in March a huge re-enactment of the landing
takes place with old rigging, actors, Napoleonic troops, weapons and
campaign equipment. For a few days during this highly original spectacle, the town
and all of its activities take on an imperial flavour.
There are conferences, exhibitions, soldiers bivouac on the beach, windows are decorated
and shop staff dress up in costume, many events such as the history game and a temporary
A page in French history is re-enacted for all to enjoy!