Nature is all around in the Var: the region’s forest massifs and wooded areas cover over 2,500 hectares of unspoilt woodland. Come and enjoy the massifs on a family walk, a more athletic hike or with friends: you'll get an immense feeling of discovery, freedom and communion with nature.
The Var is characterised by its large massifs: the Verdon massif, the Sainte Baume chain (1,147m), the Maures massif (779m) and Esterel (618m).
Massif des Maures extends over 60 km. Just like the Esterel massif, a large section is located along the sea. They are dotted with pretty villages, the perfect spot to enjoy a wonderful hike through unforgettable massifs along the trails of the departmental park, enjoying the freshness of the forest in summer.
Sainte-Baume massif can be recognised by its ridge of white rock set against a background of bright green forests. The sanctuary here, also called the cave of Saint Mary Magdalene, is maintained by the Dominicans and is a natural cave carved out by erosion. It has been known since the Middle Ages for its relics.
Verdon massif is a range of gorges carved out by the river that gives the area its name. This regional natural park is especially well known for the gorges between Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Castellane, marking out the two departments of the regional park over almost 50 km. Nestling in the heart of Haute Provence, this is a world of splendour where the rivers reflect an incredible blue. More than a simple hike, it’s an extraordinary journey through exceptional landscapes.
Stay on the water’s edge and set off to explore these magnificent landscapes every day.