TOURISM IN THE REGION OF VAR IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN THE REGION VAR
You go on holiday rentals in camping in the south of France in the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. You would like to know the essential tourist attractions to discover in the Var. What to visit in the Var region on the Côte d’Azur? There is a wide range of things to see and do in the Var.
Discover the tourist destinations, towns and villages of Provence on your next family camping holiday around Hyères and Toulon.
Belgentier is a pretty little Provencal village in the heart of the Var, crossed by the coastal river Gapeau. The village has many olive, pine and oak plantations on its surrounding hills.
In the heart of the village, contemplate the trompe l’oeil fresco on the wall of the church, in memory of the passage of King Louis XIV and his court in 1660. Admire the many washhouses and fountains along the cobbled streets and vaulted tunnels. For hikers, there are the GR9 and the GR51 which pass through Belgentier. An ideal green setting, close to the beaches of the Mediterranean, to spend a family holiday on a campsite in the Var. Your campsite is located 2 km from Belgentier.
Hyères is a seaside resort with a rich heritage. Take a stroll along the steep little streets that lead you to the ruins of the medieval castle overlooking the town and the surrounding area.
Stop off at the Noailles town to see the art exhibitions. Hyères has many beautiful sandy beaches and wild creeks. Watch the pink flamingos on the Hyères salt flats. And take a boat trip from Hyeres to the islands of Porquerolles, Port Cros and Ile du Levant. Your campsite near Hyères at 23 km.
Toulon is a lively port city. Discover the Provencal markets in Toulon on the Cours Lafayette. Discover the city with the little tourist train that runs through the streets and beaches. Visit the naval museum next to the Toulon arsenal. Take the cable car to Mont Faron, which overlooks the Toulon harbour.
Take a water taxi to Saint Mandrier to sail the harbour. Your campsite near Toulon at 22 km.
VILLAGE OF CHARACTER OF CASTELLET
Le Castellet is a superb feudal perched village with steep streets, carefully restored old houses and small flowered squares. A village full of charm with its craft shops and shady café terraces. A visit not to be missed in the Var. Your campsite around Le Castellet at 35 km.
MARKET OF SANARY SUR MER
Sanary is a seaside resort with famous small traditional fishing boats called “pointus”. These colourful wooden boats offer a pretty sight on the sea in its fishing port. Enter its 19th century church, facing the sea, with its colourful frescoes. Enjoy the large Wednesday morning market, voted the most beautiful market in France in 2018. A beautiful Provencal getaway in the Var. Your campsite around Sanary at 33km.
Bandol is an authentic seaside resort between the sea and the countryside with numerous sandy beaches, creeks and small natural coves. Its sunny terroir has made its wines famous, particularly its rosé wine, which is among the best in France. A diversion to make in the Var. Your campsite near Bandol at 39km.
CHARACTERFUL VILLAGE OF LA CADIÈRE D’AZUR
La Cadière d’Azur is a Provençal village perched on a hill with all its authenticity and its flowery alleys. Its magnificent 360° panorama over the countryside, vineyards and the Sainte Baume massif is well worth a look in the Var. Your campsite near La Cadière d’Azur at 36km.
The Gulf of Saint-Tropez is the most emblematic village on the French Riviera. It is the internationally renowned tourist capital, made famous in the 1960s by the actress Brigitte Bardot. It is one of the favorite places of all Parisian socialites and the Jet Set.
Its setting is enchanting with its famous sandy beaches such as Pampelonne and its Place des Lices where frantic games of pétanque are played between show business stars and locals.
Its port is a lively place with bars and restaurants facing the huge yachts. Stop off at the museum of the old Gendarmerie which was used as a set for the films “Les Gendarmes” with Louis de Funès. A must-see seaside resort in the Var. Your campsite around Saint Tropez at 75km.
BORMES LES MIMOSAS
Bormes les Mimosas is a charming village with lanes full of flowers. It is classified as one of the most flowery villages in France and is famous for its mimosa which blooms in February. Its old village perched on the hill facing the sea is home to old houses with pink and ochre tiles, ramparts and castle ruins covered in lush vegetation. An essential stop for lovers of old stones and history in the Var. Your campsite around Bormes les Mimosas at 43km.
FORT DE BREGANCON
Fort de Brégançon is located in the commune of Bormes les Mimosas on the Mediterranean coast. This beautiful castle is erected on a rocky summit of about thirty meters of altitude. Since 1968, this place has been used as a presidential residence, the holiday home of the President of the French Republic. A heritage to see in the Var. Your campsite near Brégançon at 40km.
CREEKS OF CASSIS
Cassis is a Mediterranean fishing port. Overlooked by an old castle, the town is famous for its beaches and the calanques of Port Miou with its limestone cliffs. The creeks of Cassis, on foot or by boat, promise relaxation and a change of scenery in an idyllic setting. A breathtaking walk in the Var. Your campsite around Cassis at 65km.
VILLAGE OF CHARACTER OF COLLOBRIÈRES
Collobrières is a quiet village in the heart of the Maures forest, away from the hustle and bustle of the coastline. This peaceful village is famous for its chestnut trees and cork oaks. This village of character stands out for its preserved architectural heritage and its authenticity. Ideal starting point for a hike in the Maures massif. A lovely discovery on foot in the Var. Your campsite near Collobrières at 34km.
ILE DES EMBIEZ
Ile des Embiez or Ricard Island is a corner of paradise accessible by boat in only 12 minutes. This Natura 2000 listed site is rich in flora and fauna. Its natural beauty with its pine forest and scrubland and its wild side with its creeks and reefs give character to this islet. On foot, by bike or by train, the experience is unique in the Var. Your campsite near Les Embiez at 40km.
Iles d’Or are the three islands of Hyères. They include the island of Porquerolles, the island of Port Cros and the island of Levant. The island of Porquerolles is the most popular with holidaymakers for its sublime turquoise water beaches, its magnificent landscapes, its green and fragrant vegetation and its forest paths accessible on foot or by bike. This is the place for the most beautiful beaches in the Var.
The island of Port Cros is the wildest and most preserved of the Golden Islands. The first European maritime park, created in 1963, the Port Cros National Park seduces nature lovers with its natural beauty and the richness of its seabed and its diversity of migratory birds. Ile du Levant is a naturist island with a preserved coastline and a nature reserve. An unusual site to visit in the Var. Your campsite around Porquerolles at 38km.
SILLANS LA CASCADE
Sillans la cascade is located in the Haut Var on the edge of the Verdon natural park near the Sainte Croix lake. A perched medieval village with a sublime 42-metre high waterfall. During the high season, swimming is prohibited in the lagoon below the waterfall, but it is possible to swim further downstream. A refreshing family outing to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in France in the Var. Your campsite around Sillans la cascade at 69km.
GRAND BAOU WATERFALL
The Grand Baou waterfall is a magnificent waterfall located near the commune of Le Val. A haven of peace and coolness, this shady spot is a corner of paradise for swimming far from the crowds of the seaside. A secret place in the Var. Your campsite around the Baou at 38km.
TROGLODYTE VILLAGE OF COTIGNAC
Cotignac is a small village of character in the hinterland of the Var in the Green Provence. The village stands spectacularly at the foot of a majestic tufa rock 400 metres long and 80 metres high, sheltering caves and troglodyte dwellings which it is possible to visit. A surprising place in the Var. Your campsite near Cotignac at 49km.
BASILICA OF SAINT MAXIMIN LA SAINTE BAUME
Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume is a traditional town in the heart of Provence. Its artistic and historical heritage is rich. From the old town with its narrow streets to the gigantic Basilica of Sainte Madeleine, this town offers you a beautiful walk. A must for lovers of old stones and heritage in the Var. Your campsite near Saint Maximin la Saint Baume at 35km.
Thoronet is a village in the Argens valley with its Provençal garrigue landscape. This village is home to a Cistercian abbey built at the end of the 12th century. The abbey of Thoronet is admired for the purity of its lines which give an impression of great serenity. A place for history and heritage lovers in the Var. Your campsite near Le Thoronet at 53km.
La Farlède is a family village located at the foot of the Coudon mountain. Visit the royal olive grove of Partégal or oliveraie des Laures, one of the most beautiful in the Var department. Some of the trees are over 650 years old. The village has two of the oldest working oil mills : the Guiol mill and the Partégal mill, which welcome you all year round to discover an ancestral tradition. A discovery to see in the Var. Camping near La Farlède at 10km.
LES 3 SOLLIES
Solliès Pont is a small village in the Var, capital of the fresh fig, very famous and appreciated by the great chefs. Every last weekend in August, the fig festival takes place with gastronomic competitions and entertainment.
Solliès Pont has a beautiful castle with two round and two square towers in which the local tourist office is located. Every year the town organises the festival of the castle in Solliès Pont with the arrival of many artists. Solliès Ville is a perched village overlooking the Gapeau valley which hosts the annual comic book festival.
Solliès Toucas is an old village set on the green banks of the Gapeau with small streets, old fountains and small squares shaded by centuries-old plane trees. Calm and serene places in the Var. Your campsite near Solliès at 7km.
MASSIF DE LA SAINTE BAUME
The Massif de la Sainte Baume, a limestone wall 1147m high and 14km long in the Sainte Baume regional park, is a great place for hiking with spectacular landscapes. Take the path from the hostel to the Sainte Baume ridges. The Sainte Baume forest is exceptional for its variety of species. A place of pilgrimage in the Var. Your campsite near the Sainte Baume at 37km.
LAKE OF SAINTE CROIX
Lake Sainte Croix is an artificial water reservoir of 22km². The
GORGES DU VERDON
Gorges du Verdon is the largest canyon in Europe with gigantic limestone cliffs ranging from 250 to 700 metres high. It is an ideal place to practice white water sports with your family: canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed, canoeing and electric boat. A fantastic landscape and majestic gorges in the Haut Var. Your campsite near the Verdon at 126km.
The region of Var is full of activities to do with the whole family during your next holiday in the South of France. Many tourist sites are quickly accessible from your campsite Les Tomasses in Belgentier.
Book your holiday rental in the region of Var at our Flower camping les Tomasses in the South of France between Hyères and Toulon.