What to do in spring in the Esterel Côte d'Azur?

Spring has sprung! The buds are bursting, the sun is shining and the days are getting longer, with the promise of sunny days ahead. Looking for something to do at this time of year? Here's something to keep you busy until 21 June, while you wait for the summer season to arrive! There's something for everyone!


Activities for children

  • Treat your children to an introductory pony/horse riding session supervised by a state-qualified instructor with over 10 years' experience.
  • Take them to have fun at the Base Nature leisure park, and let them enjoy all the activities, including the basketball-trampoline, just a few steps from the beach!
  • Looking for an activity to share with them? In Saint-Raphaël, enjoy a game of mini-golf with your children and rediscover the joys of childhood for a day!
  • L'espace des petits aventuriers: a child-parent activity in the heart of the forest where you and your little ones can connect with nature.
  • Take them on a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Saint-Raphaël and enjoy a breathtaking view!


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Activities for adults

  • Looking for a moment of zen? Escape for a massage and relax for the rest of your stay.
  • Discover nature on an electric mountain bike.
  • Looking for something sporty? Try the via cordata at Le Dramont, with a magnificent view of the Île d'Or.
  • A fun team activity? Try an escape game with your family or friends, and plunge into another world where searching and thinking are the keys to solving the riddles.
  • As a family, opt for a snorkelling trip to explore the seabed!
  • With friends, take a kayak out on Lake Saint-Cassien.


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Walks for all abilities throughout the region!

Put on your hiking boots and set off to discover the region! Looking for inspiration? Explore the Esterel massif, discover the Gourbachin waterfall, the Rocher de Roquebrune-sur-Argens, the Blavet Gorges, watch migratory birds at the Villepey ponds and stroll around Lake Saint Cassien...

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Des activités insolites et originales qui sortent de l'ordinaire !

  • Fancy an extraordinary adventure aboard a microlight? You'll fly over the crystal-clear waters of the destination and be amazed by the breathtaking panoramas throughout your flight..
  • Dive just a few metres down with an underwater scooter! Marvel at the underwater treasures.
  • Fancy an extraordinary adventure aboard a vintage aircraft? You'll fly over the crystal-clear waters of Saint-Aygulf, the ponds of Villepey and the majestic Estérel massif.


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The best picnic spots

The first sunny days have arrived, the sun's rays are warming us up, and after those long months of cold, all we want to do is enjoy the outdoors! And what better way to spend some quality time with friends or family than at a picnic! Take a look at our suggestions for places to picnic in the great outdoors, to suit all tastes: hiking, lakeside, beach, and many more.

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Places not to be missed

A selection of places not to be missed!

The Estérel Côte d'Azur region is full of magical places that will leave you speechless! From the beaches to the charming Provencal villages, from Roquebrune-sur-Argens to Fréjus/Saint-Raphaël, via Puget-sur-Argens, the list of places not to be missed is extensive!

What's not to miss? You'll find them here:


Local markets

Immerse yourself in the authenticity of local markets!

Make the most of the fine weather and immerse yourself in the authenticity and cultural richness of the local markets in the various communes of the region. There is a wide variety of markets: typically Provençal, traditional, fish markets... Each one offers an unparalleled sensory experience, with the characteristic scents and colours of the South of France!

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Cultural activities

Experience exceptional cultural moments in the Esterel French Riviera!

Add a touch of culture to your spring evenings and days in Esterel Côte d'Azur! Explore the wide variety of venues and concerts in our destination and immerse yourself in a world where music, theatre and dance meet. Whether you're looking for contemporary theatre, jazz or pop melodies, our selection of venues caters for all tastes and offers unique and memorable outings.

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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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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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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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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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