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The 10 must-see destinations

Here is a selection of 10 different places not to be missed during your stay in Esterel Côte d'Azur!

Top 10 must-see places

The Esterel Côte d'Azur territory is full of magical places, which are breathtaking! Between the coastline and the hinterland of Provence, from Roquebrune - Les Issambres to Fréjus / Saint-Raphaël, via Puget sur Argens and the villages of the Pays de Fayence, the list of places not to be missed is rich!

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The Esterel massif

A 250 million year old volcanic massif
The Esterel massif, between the Mediterranean and Provence, represents a massif of 32,000 hectares. The rugged topography, rugged landscapes and steep coves plunging into the Mediterranean  testity its turbulent geological history and offer surprising and contrasting landscapes!

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Village Fayence
photo ©Damien Goehrig

The 9 hilltop villages of Pays de Fayence

9 hilltop villages with a Provençal charm
Fayence, Callian, Seillans, Mons... Discover the 9 perched villages in the heart of the Provençal hinterland. Walk through the alleys and discover the history of each village. Castles, chapels, washhouses, engraved linens... are so many historical testimonies to admire!

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Fréjus centre
Photo ©Nico Gomez

The historic centre of Fréjus

From "Forum Julii" to today, 2000 years of history
Turn the pages of history by visiting the different cultural sites of Fréjus. Its numerous testimonies of the Roman Empire will not leave you in awe! Let's discover the arenas, under the arches of the remains of the aqueduct, in the cloister of its cathedral....

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Rocher de Roquebrune
Photo ©OT Roquebrune

The Rocher de Roquebrune

A breathtaking view of the Argens plain
The Rocher de Roquebrune (the Roquebrune Rock) offers a superb 360° view of the Argens valley, Fréjus, the Esterel and, in the distance, the Alps... Rising to an altitude of 373 metres, it had a strong religious value in the Middle Ages, which was the subject of many pilgrimages. Many megalithic remains have been discovered there.

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sentier du littoral
Photo ©Pascal Arpi Renard

The coastal path

A unique stroll by the sea
Let yourself be carried away along this magnificent path that smells like the Mediterranean! The trail runs along the entire coast and will allow you to connect the cities with each other. Throughout the trail, you will cross many coves and rocky inlets for stops to swim in incredible places!

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rade d'Agay
photo ©Miss Map

The Agay Bay

The most beautiful bay on the French Riviera!
The Agay bay is famous for the contrast of its colours. Between the turquoise sea and the red rocks of the Esterel, it is an unique place to admire. Its beaches and coves will allow you to swim and enjoy the view that is available to you, at the foot of the Esterel!

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The Corniche d'Or

A road with a breathtaking panorama
The Corniche d'Or is a road located between the Esterel and the sea. Its panoramas are breathtaking! Between red rocks and turquoise sea, it is a wonder that will last from St-Raphaël to Cannes for several kilometers. Don't miss to stop in one of the many croves along it!

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Lac Saint Cassien

The lake of Saint-Cassien

420 hectares of freshness in the heart of the Pays de Fayence
A true source of summer freshness, the lake of Saint-Cassien is the most visited site in the Pays de Fayence. Initially intended for the production of hydro-electric power, it now allows many hikes and water activities.

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Ile d'Or au Dramont

The île d'Or

The tower that would have inspired Hergé and its "Black Island"
L'île d'or (the golden island) is one of the most beautiful symbols of the Esterel Côte d'Azur destination. Visible from the Dramont beach, it intrigues with its high square tower. It inspired the world of comics and film. Discover the mysteries of this small island off the coast of Saint-Raphaël.

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Saint Raphaël
Photo ©Guillaume Roumestan

Saint-Raphael, the city of the Archangel

A famous seaside resort between sea and nature
Located at the foot of the Esterel Massif, the city of Saint-Raphaël is known for its beaches that stretch along 36km of coastline. Its different districts give it different atmospheres and a great diversity of activities to do throughout the year.

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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

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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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-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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