Welcome to the Var
The journey starts here
At the edge of the Mediterranean sea on the French Riviera, the mild climate allows you to enjoy every season. The Var offers a wide range of experiences : relaxation, lifestyle, unusual discoveries, thrills ...
From fishing villages to hilltop villages, discover the history and heritage of a land remained unspoiled, where the pleasure of your eyes will only be matched by the pleasure of your taste buds.
Nature lovers, a true gems awaits you with a wide range of activities to enjoy with family and friends, in a relationship or single! The scent of pine trees, the sound of water, the warmth of the sun, the flavors of the land and the infinite shades of blue ... Let your senses guide you, the journey begins here.
To satisfy your desire for new experiences, the Var offers over 80 museums, no less than 30 parks and gardens and countless monuments, including a majestic Gothic basilica, gracious clock towers floating in azure skies, a Jardin des Méditerranées (Mediterranean Garden), Remarkable Gardens, fishing villages and hilltop villages, the so-called ‘‘Red Faced’’ bauxite mining museum and Maison du Chocolat... cultivate your curiosity!
Artificial lake formed by the construction of a dam, it is located at the foot of the Verdon Canyon and has a surface area of 2,200 hectares.
Surrounded by breathtaking landscape, it has become a trending destination, much favored by kayakers and windsurfers.
For more information, tourist office website
The Massif des Maures mountains
With a surface area of 135,000 hectares, the Massif des Maures mountains reach peak at an altitude of 780 metres and extend from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres.
Loaded with chestnut trees, the Massif des Maures is famous for its specialities based on chestnuts, such as candied chestnuts and chestnut jam from Collobrières, the main village in the Maures mountains.
Live the experience!