Fréjus

France
      town, Var département, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur région, southeastern France. It lies south of the Estérel Massif, southwest of Cannes. The town is on the site of an ancient naval base founded by Julius Caesar about 50 BC and known originally as Forum Julii. Its Roman ruins include a 3rd-century amphitheatre, an aqueduct, and ancient fortifications. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame et Saint-Étienne (13th century) has a 5th-century baptistery. Fréjus was the birthplace of the Roman poet Gaius Cornelius Gallus and of the French revolutionary statesman Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748). The town was devastated by flood when the nearby Malpasset Dam collapsed in 1959. Originally a small agricultural village, Fréjus is now a major tourist centre with beaches, shops, and yachting harbours. Links with agriculture have not been entirely severed, however, because the town acts as a marketing and distribution centre for wines, fruits, vegetables, and flowers produced in the surrounding district. Pop. (1999) 46,801; (2005 est.) 49,100.

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