La Seyne-sur-Mer


La Seyne-sur-Mer
Fort Balaguier
Fort Balaguier
Coat of arms of La Seyne-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer is located in France
La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°06′00″N 5°52′59″E / 43.1°N 5.883°E / 43.1; 5.883Coordinates: 43°06′00″N 5°52′59″E / 43.1°N 5.883°E / 43.1; 5.883
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
CantonLa Seyne-sur-Mer-1 and 2
IntercommunalityMétropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Nathalie Bicais
22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83126 /83500
Elevation0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Seyne-sur-Mer, or La Seyne is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is part of the agglomeration of Toulon, and is situated adjacent to the west of this city.


It owed its importance to the shipbuilding trade, the Société des Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranée having here one of the finest shipbuilding yards in Europe (it is a branch of the larger establishment at Marseille), which gave employment to about 3,000 workers.

In recent years the town has moved from its traditional industries to tourism. The docks previously used have had extensive work and now comprise a park, marinas and a new (2010) hotel overlooking Toulon and the marinas.

The population is diverse in origins and the outer suburbs are undergoing a transformation with old multi storey apartments being replaced with modern developments. La Seyne has a railway station, Gare de La Seyne-Six-Fours, on the line from Toulon to Marseille.

Iraq's "Osiris class" nuclear reactors, later destroyed by Israel in Operation Opera, were built in La Seyne-sur-Mer.[2]

Buildings and structures

Personalities linked to La Seyne-sur-Mer

See also


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ George Russell (June 22, 1981). "Attack--and Fallout". Time.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Seyne sur Mer". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 756.

External links

  • Official website
  • LaSeyne.Info
  • Tourist office website
  • Personal website about the history of La Seyne-sur-Mer (in French)
  • Website about the history and directory of La Seyne-sur-Mer (in French)