Julius Caesar founded Fréjus in 49 BC as one of the ports on the Adrian Way which linked Italy and Spain. The city, named Forum Julii (Market of Julius), was one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean for many centuries.
Between the 7th and the 9th centuries, after the fall of the Roman Empire, Muslims and pirates repeatedly raided the city destroying or damaging the Roman monuments. By the 10th century, little was left of the city and the harbor had been filled with silt.
Population in the year 2007: 52,436
Elevation: 20 meters
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur