Festival International de l'Air
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Entertainment/recreation - Competitive sport, Festival, Demonstration

Festival International de l'Air

A not-to-be-missed event in autumn on the Côte d'Azur, the Festival International de l'Air extends its range of offerings across generations and borders.

26 oct. 24 au 27 oct. 24


A major event in the South of France, it takes off every October at the Base Nature François Léotard for editions bursting with energy and creativity.

Welcome to Fréjus, land of daring and sensations!

Open to the sky and the horizon, the Festival International de l'Air de Fréjus (F.I.A.), in its own way for over 20 editions, aims to help the general public discover a world of fun, sport and poetry, where you can experience sensations and emotions.

Under the banner of passion and sharing, highlighted by the combined talents of kite pilots from all over the world who combine mastery, technical precision and, above all, a touch of madness, the Fréjus festival is above all a captivating festive event on a human scale.

As encounters make for the most beautiful journeys, the Tourist Office's organization team is working hard to create new bridges to widen the field of possibilities.

A festival that sets the tone!

The next edition, organized by the Tourist Office on behalf of the town of Fréjus, will take place in October 2023 on the shores of the Mediterranean, at the Base Nature François Léotard.

Before it became an exceptional site on the shores of the Grande Bleue, dedicated to outdoor leisure activities, the Base Nature was the cradle of French aeronautics and the site of major experiments. From the outset, in 1913, it offered the ideal conditions for Roland Garos to take off from this unrivalled spot, with the cumulative feat of two successful world firsts:

the first crossing of the Mediterranean and, with the same feat, the first intercontinental raid from Europe to Africa!

For the F.I.A., the Base Nature will deploy its charms for a grandiose ephemeral spectacle.

Sports enthusiasts, outdoor enthusiasts, families, vacationers... everyone will be able to rediscover their childlike spirit. For a weekend "in the wind", the festival offers a full range of air-related disciplines: traditional kites, artistic kites, acrobatic kites, UlM kites, giant XXL structures...

The kite in all its guises becomes a source of sharing and discovery, thanks to the diversity of free activities on offer: wind gardens, numerous workshops for children, awareness-raising actions for environmental protection...

Tens of thousands of visitors, young and old, are expected at the start of the autumn vacations for a colorful show.

A great family outing under the flamboyant colors of a Frejus-style Indian summer #chezNousc'estchezVous!

A sky reinvented for each edition!

With the creation of truly spectacular aerial demonstrations and competition formats combining dynamism and modernity

An encounter with the wind...set to musical tunes!

Concerts offered by the Casino de Jeux Vikings de Fréjus to showcase the region's musical talent, to complete the waltz of emotions with sound!

Further information

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    Specially for children
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    Play area
    Picnic area
    Public WC
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    Free car park
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    Close to a public transportation
    Bus stop < 500 m
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Fayence area

The Pays de Fayence (Fayence district) has many great provencal villages. All of them have a particularity such as the view from Mons or the artistic streets of Tourrettes. Do no forget to stop in Seillans that has the label of "Most beautiful village in France"

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Fayence area

North of the A8 motorway, you will find the Pays de Fayence. Saint-Cassien lake, a real oasis of freshness in the Var, awaits you! Take a break at the Lake House before visiting the villages of Bagnols-en-Forêt, St-Paul-en-Forêt or Tanneron.

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roquebrune sur argens - la bouverie


The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is the most westerly of the destination. It includes three districts: La Bouverie, at the foot of Gorges du Blavet; The village, overlooked by its magnificent rock, and Les Issambres, with its nautical activities by the sea.

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Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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ville de frejus - saint-aygulf


Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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saint-raphael - massif de l'esterel


65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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