The building was built by Pierre Aublé, like a number of beautiful architectures of Saint-Raphaël, such as the Church of Our Lady of Victory.
“Le Grand Hôtel” was one of the most prestigious hotels on the French Riviera, its inauguration dates from March 11, 1880. In 1958, it was ceded to a Franco-Armenian committee for the creation of a reception center for elderly people of Armenian origin.
This committee experiencing difficulties was dissolved, the High Commissioner for the Refugees then entrusted the A.A.A.S. the Armenian Home, for an opening on May 19, 1959.
The establishment, approved for social assistance, was rehabilitated in 1990. Today, we welcome residents of all origins.
On September 17, 1978, the Saint John Chapel, built in the Home Armenian park, was inaugurated. It is the only Armenian Church in Var.
Several times a year ceremonies are celebrated there, and especially every August 15, the grapes are blessed there in accordance with Armenian tradition.
This date is the great meeting of the French Armenian community, which meets around Armenian entertainment and buffets.
In the heart of the French Riviera, the Home Arménien is located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. It is one of the last houses for the elderly on the seafront of Fréjus / Saint-Raphaël.
A number of hotels are also nearby, as is the SNCF train station and the city center, a five-minute walk away.
The building has five levels: (total capacity of 61 beds).
The third floor is reserved for the most independent people, due to its isolation from the other levels. It consists of nine bedrooms, a living room, storage rooms and access to the attic.
The second floor includes nineteen bedrooms, a hair and pedicure salon.
The first floor is said to be the floor of the most dependent people. It consists of seventeen bedrooms, a rest room, a dining room for residents needing meal assistance, a pantry, and storerooms.
The ground floor includes five bedrooms, offices, the infirmary, and a hair salon at its “East” wing. On the west side, there is a large dining room and two lounges.
The basement has its access reserved for the staff of the establishment. It includes laundry, general maintenance and kitchen services.
Two elevators – one of which is wheelchair accessible – serve the east and west parts of the property.
The lounges are at your disposal to receive families and friends.
The park is accessible on one level from the east side by the emergency exit and from the west side by the elevator.
The Saint-Jean Chapel is accessible on request outside of its opening days.
There are fifty rooms thirty-nine of which are individual. They all are served by toilets and sinks, sometimes with showers.
Access to single rooms is a priority for residents already in the establishment in a double room.
All rooms are furnished, but it is possible to decorate and furnish them to your taste, with the exception of bedding. Each room is equipped with television sockets and France TELECOM, this last connection must be made directly in the agency by those close to the entrant.
Seven days a week, nurses and caregivers are on hand to provide assistance. The head nurse coordinates care, under the responsibility of the Coordinating Doctor.
Nurses are responsible for making medical and paramedical appointments inside and outside the facility.
The medicines are dispensed daily by their own care. The care of the elderly person is made in accordance with the individual care file which is made and updated throughout the stay.
The resident’s doctor provides medical visits whenever necessary and on emergency call to Home Armenian staff during nights and weekends.
The paramedical service: physiotherapists, pedicures are on site on medical prescription and on request.
In order to prepare your entry and to withdraw an admission file, you are requested to contact the administration of the house or to download it here.