The Var, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France, is an ideal tourist destination with a pleasant and very sunny climate. Travelers from all over the world flock to this area to enjoy its enchanting atmosphere. One of the major assets of the Var lies in the diversity of its landscapes, from the coasts to the mountains, including picturesque villages and exceptional natural sites.

The Var coastline stretches over a vast expanse, offering a variety of panoramas that amaze visitors. The seaside is dotted with secluded coves, sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. The famous Côte d’Azur, with its crystal clear waters and renowned seaside resorts, is a favourite spot for lovers of swimming and lazing in the sun.

Skirting the hinterland, you’ll discover Provence Verte, a wooded region characterized by lush forests, green hills, and winding rivers. It is a perfect place for hikers and nature lovers, where one can explore shady trails and discover rich flora and fauna.

Whether you are passionate about hiking, a lover of idyllic beaches or a fan of Provençal culture, the Var will delight you with its richness and beauty. This region of southern France fully deserves its reputation as a paradise for travelers in search of discovery and adventure.

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The Var is dotted with many picturesque villages that are worth exploring. Among the most famous is Saint-Tropez, an internationally renowned destination. This fishing village, nestled on a peninsula, is known for its authentic charm, narrow alleys, lively cafes and picturesque harbour. Saint-Tropez is also renowned for its beautiful beaches, including Pampelonne Beach, where the fine, golden sand stretches for miles.

Near Saint-Tropez are the capes that protect its peninsula: the capes Taillat, Lardier, and Camarat offer coastal hiking trails offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. These unspoilt places are perfect for nature lovers.

A little further on, the village of Ramatuelle is another jewel of the Var. Perched on a hill, it offers a panoramic view of the region and its lush vineyards. The cobbled streets of this medieval village are lined with stone houses, artisan shops and restaurants where you can sample the delicious Provençal cuisine. In the same spirit, but a little closer to the Giens Peninsula, we advise you to visit the old village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, with its traditional Provençal architecture, its small narrow streets and charming squares.

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The Var is full of exceptional natural sites that invite you to adventure and explore. Among the must-sees, the Gorges du Verdon, often nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of Europe”, is a must-see destination for hiking, canoeing and climbing enthusiasts. The turquoise waters of the Verdon River meander between soaring cliffs, creating a breathtaking landscape.

Les Maures, a mountain range located in the Var, is a true paradise for hiking lovers. Forests of cork oaks, chestnut trees and mimosas perfume the air, creating an enchanting atmosphere. The peaks offer breathtaking panoramas of the Mediterranean.

The Estérel is another unique natural site. This mountain range is characterized by its dramatic red rocks and secluded coves. Hiking trails allow you to explore this extraordinary landscape and enjoy stunning views of the sea.

Sainte-Baume, a sacred mountain for many believers, is also a natural site of historical and spiritual significance. It is crowned by a cave where, according to legend, Mary Magdalene lived as a hermit. Nowadays, pilgrims and hikers visit this mysterious place.

In addition, the harbour of Toulon is one of the largest natural harbours in Europe, dominated by Mont Faron, where you can observe the activities of the French Navy and enjoy the beauty of the Var coast. Nearby is the Port-Cros National Park, which encompasses the Giens Peninsula and the Golden Islands (Porquerolles, Port-Cros and the Ile du Levant). These islands are sanctuaries of biodiversity, home to rare species of plants and animals, and offer exceptional diving opportunities.

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