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... And the Var countryside

Hiking enthusiasts will not be disappointed. The Var countryside is known for its dozens of hiking trails that invite you to experience the authentic Provence region dotted with charming villages and inhabitants with their southern accent, the spectacular Gorges du Verdon or the seaside dominated by the Esterel and Maures Mountains.

gorges du verdon

Gorges du Verdon

A gigantic 700-meter deep gorge carved by water and time in the limestone of the platforms of the Provence. The Gorges du Verdon are one of the main tourist sites in the Var, France and even Europe. This unique and spectacular natural wonder can be discovered from the heights by following the ledge road that offers sublime and breathtaking views. Or follow the bed of the river and canoe down the aquamarine waters of these magnificent Gorges in the Verdon.

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Cannes and the Croisette

Few places have seen so many stars as the Croisette in Cannes. Made by the world famous Cannes Film Festival, this long three kilometers walk bordering the Mediterranean has emerged in the mid 1800s to meet the demand of wealthy holiday makers who spent the winter on the French Riviera. From that time, the Croisette has retained its prestigious hotels with splendid views overlooking the beach in Cannes.

massif des maures

The Maures Massif

The Maures Massif, with its 150,000 hectares covered with cork trees, oaks and chestnut trees, remains the largest forest area in the Var. It must be said that between Hyères and Fréjus, it covers almost a quarter of the department. Its varied landscape provides the perfect setting for hiking, biking or horse riding. From its peaks, stunning views of the Var coast and the golden islands facing the peninsula of Giens can be enjoyed.

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Saint-Aygulf and its beaches

This Frejus district has a long history. The Romans stayed here more than 2000 years ago. At the foot of the Maures massif, this popular seaside resort boasts a charming setting bathed in the scents of pine trees and mimosa. Its coastline is dotted with coves that are home to beautiful golden beaches.

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Port Fréjus and its nature reserve base

This nature base named after Francois Leotard is situated in the district of Port Fréjus and covers a vast natural area by the sea. The area covers 135 hectares of which 85 hectares are classed and protected offering a delight for nature and outdoor lovers. The remaining 50 hectares are dedicated to sport activities including a long beach of 1500 meters with a beach volleyball court, a bowling alley and a roller skate and skateboard park, etc.

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Grasse and perfume

Visits The town of Grasse is of great importance in the world of perfume. The world capital of perfume houses a museum about perfume and counts prestigious perfume houses in typical mansions welcoming you to find out all about the making of perfume. Also stroll around in the typical alleyways of the centre and discover the great number of craftsmen shops.