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.Discover
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 :DDiscover
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!Discover
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!
St Bartholomew's Rock: family friendly but breathtaking
Easy and short, this hike is accessible even with small children and prams. It offers incredible landscapes. You will find explanations on the protected flora of the massif along your walk: fun and educational for young and old!
The walk ends with a superb slide show of the Mediterranean.
The Mont Vinaigre tour: 360° panorama
In the commune of Fréjus, Mount Vinaigre is the highest point of the Estérel massif: 618 metres in altitude! You will have to climb a certain amount but it is worth it: once at the top, you will find a breathtaking viewpoint, perhaps THE most unobstructed of the destination. You will see the pre-Alps, the arched bay of Cannes and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. At your back, the Estérel massif is majestic.Discover
The Brame du Cerf hike
From mid-September to the beginning of October, set off in the early evening into the heart of the Esterel accompanied by a guide to try and hear the stag's bellow. A hike of almost 10km that you won't miss, a magical and sensational experience in perspective. You won't forget it!Discover
The hike around Lake Perrin
Accessible and family-friendly, this pretty walk will take you almost all the way around Lake Perrin with a magnificent view of the Rocher de Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Enjoy the wooded banks over 5km and discover the banks of the Argens.Discover
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.Discover
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.Discover
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.Our suggestions