I would tell them to wake up early at the Grand Hôtel des Sablettes Plage and have breakfast on the terrace of La Galerie to watch the sunrise, followed by a dive and swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool. Next, I would advise them to take a bus or taxi to the colorful Provencal Street Market in downtown Seyne-sur-Mer (about 15 minutes by taxi). This is the largest street market in Provence, and it is set in a vibrant neighborhood filled with small shops and the sights and sounds of the Mediterranean. (It is open every day except Sunday.)
Following the street market, they should walk to Pont Levant and visit the “Raising Bridge,” an old, moveable, railroad bridge, which is now decommissioned in an upright position. Visitors ascend the 444-meter-high bridge for a gorgeous, 360-degree view of the entire city.
By now it is time for coffee. I recommend they try Torréfaction Café de Cigale. The café is located in a radiant and lively square and offers delicious, artisan-roasted coffee with high-quality biscuits that make good gifts to bring back to family and friends at home.
For lunch, they should return to the hotel and try the Gambas Grillées (grilled shrimp with risotto) at the Navigateur restaurant.
After lunch, I would suggest that my friend take a digestive walk along the Sablettes Bay or go to the Fabredas Beach. If the weather’s not too cold, they should try sunbathing or even swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
For a cocktail and the sunset, I recommend returning to the elegant terrace of the La Galerie and trying the Iberian Plate or the Mediterranean Plate to sample a variety of Mediterranean delicacies. Then, I suggest they make sure to take a moment to go down to the beach and walk on the sand to catch the sunset. The reflections in the water are magnificent. Finally, for dinner, I suggest they order a local fish called “tamarisk wolf.” When finished, they should return to their room at the hotel and fall asleep listening to the rocking sound of waves breaking on the shore.