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Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

Hiking: Customs footpath (Coastal path) - Les Issambres

This trail was created under the Second Empire and used during the Revolution by customs officers monitoring the Var coastline. Nowadays it takes you exploring sandy beaches, coves and creeks.

Description

> ACCESS
From Saint-Raphaël, take the D559 towards Saint-Tropez.
Once in Les Issambres, turn left on avenue de la Jetée, a Casino supermarket is on the side of the road.
Park in the Arpillon car park at the end of the avenue.

> STARTING POINT
GPS coordinates: 43.340362, 6.694415
San Peïre beach. You can park in the Arpillon car park

> ITINERARY
At San Peïre beach, go to your left towards Saint-Raphaël and follow the coast. Take a narrow stone path, then cross the beaches and the creeks. Arrival is at Pointe de la Calle.

This path leads to the Gallo Romain fishpond, classified as a historical monument, which was used to catch fish and keep them fresh for market days or major Roman festivals.

> Attention! Some slippery passages.

Les bons plans :
- Picnic tables in the shade of the parasol pines
- One of the best known examples of a Gallic fish reservoir in France

Covid-19 special services :
- Picnic tables in the shade of the parasol pines
- One of the best known examples of a Gallic fish reservoir in France

Further information

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  • Type of customers : 
    Level bue - Medium
  • On-site activities : 
    Pedestrian sports
    Hiking itinerary
  • Environments : 
    Sea view
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