Sainte-Maxime is a French commune in the Var department in the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Its inhabitants are the Sainte-Maxime.
The resort borders the north shore of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Protected from the mistral by wooded hills of the Massif des Maures, it opens to the south. The Préconil small coastal river flows into the Mediterranean after crossing the town on the west side.
The economy of Sainte Maxime is mainly based on tourism. In 1922, the town of Sainte-Maxime was ranked "Common Climate". Since then, the station has continuously improved its tourist offer. Obtaining the name "Classified Station Tourism" award in May 2011 and the tourist quality policy. This distinction is based on many criteria that are factors of attractiveness for Sainte-Maxime.
The town is in production areas of Olive Oil de Provence AOC and Côtes-de-Provence, and this is a very lively town all year.