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La Seyne sur Mer

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Country  France
Population (2006)  57,553
Local time  Friday 11:20 AM
Department  Var
Area  22.17 km²
Arrondissement  Toulon
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Region  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Canton  La Seyne-sur-Mer and Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer
Intercommunality  Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Weather  19°C, Wind SE at 6 km/h, 49% Humidity
Points of interest  Funnyland, Plage des Sablettes, Fort de Balaguier, Plage Naturiste du Saint, Plage de Fabrégas

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.


Map of 83500 La Seyne-sur-Mer, France


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 overloooking 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.

Buildings and structures

  • Pont basculant de la Seyne-sur-Mer, a former bascule bridge.
  • Personalities linked to La Seyne-sur-Mer

  • Jean Gaspard de Vence (1747–1808)
  • Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821)
  • George Sand (1804–1876)
  • Michel Pacha (1819–1907)
  • Henri Rieunier (1833–1918)
  • Maurice Tranchant de Lunel (1869-1944), French architect died in La Seyne
  • Jean Marquet (1883–1954)
  • Henri Olive Tamari (1898–1980)
  • Édouard Jauffret (1900–1945)
  • Fernand Bonifay (1920–1993)
  • Gabriel Pérès (1920–2004)
  • Pierre Moustiers (1924–2016)
  • Johannès Galland (1934)
  • Henri Tisot (1937–2011)
  • Léon Loppy (1966)
  • Marcus Malte (1967)
  • Frédéric Meyrieu (1968)
  • Gérald Orsoni (1972)
  • Patrice Collazo (1974)
  • Marc Zanotti (1975)
  • Sylvain Prudhomme (1979), French writer
  • Sébastien Squillaci (1980)
  • Mohamed Sy (1980)
  • Camille Traversa (1981)
  • Pascal Ragondet (1983)
  • John Revox (1983)
  • Sébastien Bisciglia (1984)
  • Alexis Farjaudon (1985)
  • Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), footballer currently playing for Swansea City A.F.C.
  • Fabien Lamatina (1985)
  • Pier-Nicol Feldis (1986)
  • Jérôme J. Dufourg (1986)
  • Bruno Lancelle (1986)
  • Emmanuel Ragondet (1987)
  • Mickaël Ivaldi (1990)
  • Nampalys Mendy (1992)
  • Valerie Hirschfield (1964)
  • References

    La Seyne-sur-Mer Wikipedia

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