The Var is a favourite destination for a relaxing break that is also full of fun things to do by the sea. Provence is a magical place to spend the weekend or several weeks. Take a look at the many wonderful things there are to do and see near the Résidence du Bailli, the ideal place to stay for a super family holiday in the Var.
The azure Mediterranean, fine sandy beaches, non-stop leisure activities… your family holiday in the Var promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Beautiful Rayol beach, just next to the Résidence du Bailli, in itself captures all the beauty of the Var landscape. Canadel beach, on the opposite side of the rocks, will delight anyone looking for a spot where the natural world is given free rein.
Le Lavandou is blessed with 12 splendid sandy beaches extending over 12 km of coastline, including Saint Clair, also known as Le Perle, which is highly prized by families in particular. Facing east, this beautiful expanse of sand is magnificent at the break of day when the sun brings a sparkle to the sea. Cavalière beach, on the other hand, is the favourite destination of sporty types. With its sailing school, numerous activities (parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, etc.) and splendid landscape, it’s a beach with a lot to offer.
For anyone who loves cultural sites, picture-postcard villages and sublime white sandy beaches, it’s well worth lingering for the day on the island of Porquerolles. The shuttles run by Vedettes Îles d’Or and Le Corsaire will ensure you enjoy a pleasant crossing. Once you’re on the island, take a stroll with the family, or a bike ride, to visit Fort Sainte-Agathe and the Carmignac Foundation… or simply relax on the superb Argent beach.
In Saint Tropez, don’t miss the Citadel and the Ponche, not to mention the legendary port with its yachts and sailboats. The Chartreuse de la Verne in the heart of the Massif des Maures looks forward to seeing you, together with the pretty village of Collobrières. In Saint-Maximin, visit the huge basilica, the largest Gothic building in all Provence. And back in Rayol Canadel, the Jardin des Méditerranées at the Domaine du Rayol is quite a spectacle for the senses that will thrill walkers of all ages.
The range of leisure activities on offer during your family holiday in the Var will delight young and old alike. Here are some of the fun things to do in the Var which are sure to wow the whole family.
The mild weather in the Var means it’s the ideal setting for water parks. The department is home to several Aqualands (the one in Fréjus is the largest water park on the entire Côte d’Azur), leisure centres, water sports centres and lakes equipped with games and various inflatables.
If nature outings are more your thing, the Gorges du Verdon are one of the not-to-be-missed visits during a family holiday in the Var. Set in the heart of the department, this staggering site consists of natural lakes opening onto the much-vaunted Grand Canyon. You’ll find outdoor games and water sports for children here, not to mention canoes, kayaks and small electric boats you can rent to explore the Grand Canyon up close.
And you can enjoy the sea every day, taking part in activities you’ll never forget: boat trips, paddleboarding, pedal boating, kayaking, scuba diving, looking at the cetacean life, windsurfing… the list is as long as it is diverse!
For a great family holiday in the Var, treat yourself to a stay a short walk from the beach at Rayol Canadel.
The Résidence du Bailli, which is open throughout the year, boasts a very special location overlooking the Mediterranean and the islands of Port-Cros and Levant. It includes 19 air-conditioned apartments from 40 to 95 m² for rental on a weekly basis, each with a balcony or furnished terrace with sea or garden views.
Our apartments for 6 people with sea view on the first floor have a pretty balcony from where you can marvel at the horizon. If you prefer a terrace, go for an apartment at garden level. Just 20 meters from the beach, these apartments have two bedrooms and are fully equipped for your holiday as a group.
Our apartment for 8 people with sea view and furnished terrace is a pretty 90 m² duplex with three high-class bedrooms. It’s ideal for large groups, and it will host you through all four seasons.
A family holiday in the Var also means treating yourself to an outstanding gastronomic experience.
The shops close to the Résidence du Bailli are packed with delicious regional products just waiting to be added to wonderful dishes you can concoct in your private kitchen. The market in Rayol Canadel welcomes you with open arms from April to late September. Here you’ll find wonderful seasonal fruit and vegetables and freshly-caught fish. In the surrounding villages the youngest members of your entourage can discover the many Provençal wonders that can be incorporated into your meals.
At Le Bailli de Suffren****, give in to the temptation of the imaginative menus at the restaurants for cuisine that will take you on a journey through the flavours of the Mediterranean.
At the Loup de Mer the spotlight is on “surf and turf” dishes made from fresh local ingredients for sophisticated meals you can enjoy overlooking the Mediterranean.
The Escale is the restaurant on Rayol beach. Take a seat at the water’s edge and try out every size and shape of fish – raw, marinated or grilled!
The Pool House will be your host around the swimming pool at Le Bailli de Suffren****. Enjoy grilled food and delicious salads in a friendly atmosphere that’s just right for a family meal.
The Résidence du Bailli welcomes you for an unforgettable family holiday in the Var!