Myths of Provence
Uniquely recognizable...
Les Deux Frères offshore of Cape Sicié
Var diving hotspots
Unchanging silhouettes on the Var coast:
Les Deux Frères (The Two Brothers) seen from Saint-Elme

The Two Brothers: together forever.

Deeply anchored in the heritage of La Londe-les-Maures, our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® takes pride in introducing campers to the Var area and its iconic sights and picturesque scenery. We have even created a special name for our favourite spots: Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise)!

The history of our region is filled with myths and legends you will love discovering during your stay.

Today, we would like to introduce you to “Les Deux Frères” (The Two Brothers): a rock formation located offshore of Fabregas in La Seyne-sur-Mer, around 40 minutes from your favourite seaside campsite!

The Kraken, mermaids and mythology

“Mariners beware, never venture too near The Two Brothers or you risk losing your mind and even your life”… Enough to discourage many an intrepid sailor! Legend tells that a giant octopus devours careless visitors… In the Sixties, it was even said that the authorities erected a fence around the little island to avoid overly-curious divers meeting their demise.

The myth of “Les Deux Frères” (formerly called the Rochers des Freirets) has given rise to various interpretations. One of them speaks of two fishermen brothers who were inseparable until a mermaid seduced the youngest and lured him down into the depths of the sea. In an attempt to save him, his elder was also dragged to his death, unable to resist the charm of the sea creature. During his agonising final minutes, he begged the god Apollo to save them and ensure they were forever together. And that is how they came to be transformed into two rocks located offshore of Cape Sicié.

The second myth evokes an injured mermaid washed up on the beach, whom the two sailors tried to save. But as misfortune would have it, they both fell madly in love with her and fought to the death. When the mermaid swam back out to sea, she begged Poseidon to bless them with a visible and immutable form in memory of their shared passion. The god of seas and oceans answered her wish by transforming the two unfortunate sailors into two rocks.

Still visible today from the beach of Les Sablettes in La Seyne-sur-Mer, the site now welcomes many sailboats and diving clubs: an internationally-famed wreck lies on the sea beds just nearby. It is a favourite diving hotspot for campers who enjoy a sporty holiday!

See you soon for a new episode of the myths and legends of the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur!

  • Myths and legends of the Var area: Les Deux Frères
    83500 La Seyne sur Mer
  • Latitude : 43.04879
    Longitude : 5.86838