Les massifs

The massifs

From the Maures Massif and its huge forests of oaks and chestnuts, then on the way up to Fréjus, the red rocks of the Esterel offer you a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. 

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The Esterel massif

The Esterel Massif covers 32,000 hectares. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea more than 10 km wide and 15 km long. It covers the southeast of the Var, a small part of which is in the Alpes-Maritimes. The highest point is Mont Vinaigre with 614 metres and the most important lake is Lac de l'Avellant with 6.2 hectares. The Esterel Massif is separated from the Maures massif by the Argens Valley.

rocher de roquebrune

The Roquebrune rock

The Roquebrune rock, a classified site of national interest, is located in the communes of Roquebrune-sur-Argens and Le Muy. It stands between the Maures and Estérel massifs and is bordered by the Argens at its feet. Its highest point, at an altitude of 372m, offers a 360° view of the Argens valley, Fréjus, the Estérel and in the distance the Alps.

Mont-Vinaigre Frejus Esterel


Mont-Vinaigre, the highest point of the Esterel Massif, rises to an altitude of 614 m in the commune of Fréjus, and offers a breathtaking view of the bay of Cannes, Fréjus and Saint-Tropez in the distance.

Gorges du Blavet

The Blavet Gorges

Between Bagnols-en-forêt and La Bouverie, the Gorges du Blavet are a rock formation dug over time into the volcanic rocks of the massif. Discover the Gorges du Blavet for hiking or even climbing!


The Maures massif

The Maures massif is a small mountain range extended between Hyères and Fréjus over about sixty kilometres. The massif culminates at the Sauvette signal at 780 m. It is separated from the Esterel massif by the Argens plain. Due to its rugged terrain, the massif remains a difficult area to access and therefore not very densely populated.

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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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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'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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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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