What to do in autumn in Esterel Côte d'Azur?

The leaves are falling, the deer are bellowing, and the morning chill is making itself felt... Autumn is well and truly here! It's still time to enjoy the beautiful sunny days in Esterel Côte d'Azur. Here are a few suggestions: between the major annual events, the hikes and our off-water activities, you'll be sure to find something to suit you!

Enjoy the autumn events

The Roc d'Azur

The Roc d'Azur is THE meeting place for mountain bike enthusiasts! 

At the first edition in 1984, 7 participants competed. 

Since then, no less than 20,000 mountain bikers, 300 exhibitors, and 150,000 visitors, both amateur and curious, have come to the event. Whether you have strong calves or not, this is a must: don't miss the largest mountain bike gathering in the world every year in early October.


The International Air Festival in Fréjus

If your childish soul is sometimes drowned under the everyday life, you will easily find it at the end of a kite! At the end of October the Base-Nature in Fréjus organises its traditional international air festival: look up, it's a real aerial ballet on more than 120 hectares. Demonstrations for young and old, workshops and animations around the air: inflatable games for children, storm simulator and ephemeral shops related to the wind, embark on a universe that ... blows your mind :D 


The Spartan Race

The Spartan Race, the world's leading obstacle race, has chosen the Estérel Côte d'Azur as its new home in 2021! The Estérel Côte d'Azur territory has therefore added its name to the calendar of the 7 French races! The appointment is made for October 2nd and 3rd 2021: a new circuit awaits you next to the mythical Débarquement beach at Dramont in Saint-Raphaël, and it will take you all the way to the ochre bowels of the Estérel Massif... strap on your trainers! Our vertiginous landscapes have many surprises in store for you! 


The Chalk Festival

Every year, the town of Saint-Raphaël is decked out in beautiful pastel colours during the Chalk Festival. Hundreds of pieces of chalk are distributed free of charge to young and old alike, without age limit, twice a year: in the summer and in the autumn.

For a moment, everyone becomes a street artist, and the boundaries between the works of the general public and those of professional urban artists are erased! 

The ground is coloured with creations performed by all kinds of profiles, without competition or judgement: the atmosphere is good-natured! 

Enjoy the walks

Autumn is still a warm season in the south of France! Find our non-exhaustive selection of open-air walks to discover exceptional panoramas. Follow the guide! 

Many other activities

Shopping at the Creative Talent Village

This 2,900m2 village in Puget-sur-Argens is committed to the circular economy. It is essentially built with environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Discover French craft know-how, enjoy the zen area, or taste delicious recipes cooked with products from short supply chains.


Visit the wineries

Are you a wine lover? Our wine experience is perfect for you! Follow our wine map and discover the twenty estates in the area.


A good film shot in the Esterel Côte d'Azur

And if you don't feel like going out and you have that famous "laziness", you can always watch a good film shot in the Esterel Côte d'Azur under a pilou-pilou blanket with a hot chocolate.

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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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