This is a land brimming with history, as shown by the Fréjus arenas and the many Mediaeval villages sprinkled across the sun-soaked Var region. Its landscapes offer a veritable medley of colours which have forever inspired artists, whose artworks are now on display at the Annonciade Museum in Saint-Tropez. The coastline alternates between beautiful sandy beaches and the craggy rocks of the Estérel mountain range plunging into the Mediterranean’s turquoise waters. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you prefer indulging in water sports or simply lazing around in the warm French Riviera sunshine. Further inland you will find Verdon Gorge, the Estérel mountain range, Lake Saint-Cassien and Lake Sainte-Croix, which are some of the most stunning natural sites in France and ideal for enjoying white water sports, mountain biking and hiking. And you will be charmed by the Provence villages around our campsite including Tourtour, Lorgues and Villecroze-les-Grottes.
Only ten minutes by boat from Hyères and the Giens peninsula lies Porquerolles island. This island with its unspoilt nature has two aspects. The southern side features craggy inlets that contrast with the northern side’s sandy beaches.
Boasting Roman arenas and an aqueduct, along with a listed cathedral, Fréjus proudly displays its 2000 years of history through its heritage. It also features vast sandy beaches, making it one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Var coastline.
In the Var region’s hinterland, between Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Verdon river has gradually hollowed out the biggest canyon in Europe. With its dizzyingly high cliffs and beautiful emerald waters, this gorge offers some of the most stunning natural scenery in France.
Boasting 8 kilometres of sandy beaches, coves and rocky inlets, the Issambres seaside resort has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Var region. Experience it along the coastal path or from a bar/restaurant terrace beside the beach with views of the Mediterranean.
During its cinema festival, when the biggest film stars gather on the Croisette, Cannes becomes the centre of the world. Explore a more authentic side of Cannes, away from the seaside palaces and luxury hotels, by heading to the former fishing village of Suquet.
On the border of the Var and Alpes-Maritimes regions, the Estérel mountain range’s red-hued cliffs and peaks contrast with the turquoise blue sea to create one of the most stunning Mediterranean coastline landscapes. This is a paradise for hikers, who can enjoy glorious views of the Var and Mediterranean as they hike the trails.
Saint-Tropez is often associated with jet-setters’ parties and yachts. But this former fishing village has many other attractions, including its Annonciade Museum which exhibits artworks by artists who fell for the charm of the Var region’s light or its picturesque lanes and Provence-style market.
Les Caraïbes is a private beach in Fréjus. This is a great idea for seaside trips as a family and with friends, as this beach has sunloungers and sunshades for hire as well as a lovely bar/restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or a drink in this great setting.