Natural sites

Protected areas

Esterel is fortunate to have a unique natural heritage. In order to keep our biodiversity intact the territory has taken the decision to classify several areas that we present here.

Natura 2000

The Natura 2000 network is a set of European natural sites, both terrestrial and marine, identified for the rarity or fragility of wild animal or plant species and their habitats. Natura 2000 reconciles nature conservation and socio-economic concerns. In France, the Natura 2000 network comprises 1753 sites.

 

Natura 2000 classified sites in Estérel-Côte d'Azur : the Estérel massif, the Siagne Gorges, the mouth of the Argens river, the plain and the Maures massif and the Argens valley.

The Zone of the Cap Roux Fishing Cantonment

In order to protect and manage the resources and the marine environment, professional fishermen were involved in the creation of the fishing Cantonment also called: "Cap Roux marine reserve".

With a surface area of 445 hectares, at the foot of the Massif de l'Esterel between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël is legally born a "Fishing Cantonnement" where all forms of fishing (professional and leisure) are prohibited.

The aim is to promote the protection of all favourable and essential habitats for the different life stages of marine species

The cantonment is part of the Esterel Natura 2000 site.

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pays de fayence - nord

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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pays de fayence - sud

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

Roquebrune-sur-Argens

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'esterel

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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village de puget sur argens

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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roquebrune-sur-argens - les issambres

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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Fréjus

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

Saint-Raphaël

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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