921.555 h Surface 6.925 km²
||As the gate to the Côte d'Azur and the Alpes
de Haute Provence, le the departement of the Var has many visitors.
Its beautiful landscape with both mountains and sea and it's sunny Mediterranean climate provide tourists with an exceptional place to visit.
Le Haut Var, with its old villages perched high in the mountains
makes for quiet cool summer holidays. There is plenty of hiking
in the Gorges du Verdon from Montauroux in the east or par Bargème in the north, Artignosc and Artigues in the west.
are vast forests where one can discover truffles or mushrooms
and sometimes even wild boars! For those who prefer fishing canoeing
or swimming the many lakes, rivers and waterfalls should satisfy
L'Arrière-Pays Varois (INLAND)
is the interior of the Var formed by hills and valleys, plantations
and pine forests. Because of its very sunny climate, the agricultural
production is varied and plentiful. There are 37,000 (approximately
90,000 acres ) of vineyards operated by 450 different vintners.
land produces the most flowers of France. It's fruit, vegetables, honey
(27,000 hives), lavender, thyme, and olive oil are the pride of the
people who live in this region that extends from the Adrets
de l'Estérel through Brignoles and on to Castellet.
Centre Var : Medieval
Forêt des Maures
- Le Massif de l'Estérel
- La Vallée de L'Argens.
Le Var : 300 km of shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea
'boasts of 300 km of shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea. Beautiful
sandy beaches, wild
cliffs plunging straight into the sea, balmy protected islands (lles
d'Hyeres) are a tourist's dream.
can visit well known beach resorts such as St
Tropez (and maybe run into a movie star!), St
Raphael, Ste Maxime, Bandol, le Lavandou, St
are new marina towns that are worth a detour (Port-Grimaud, Cogolin).