Massif de l'Esterel, Saint-Raphael

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Trek along the rustic Mediterranean scenery at Massif de l'Esterel, a protected mountain range spanning the French Riviera. The sight of these craggy porphyry cliffs fringed by dark vegetation and rising above an azure sea has inspired many writers and painters. Rugged terrain with deep ravines and old cork oak forests provide shelter to red deer, foxes, and wild boars. A national forest extends for 130 sq km (50 sq mi), crisscrossed with hiking and mountain biking trails featuring maritime and stone pines and strawberry trees. Enjoy the sound of cicadas and inhale the scents of rosemary, thyme, and lavender. To visit Massif de l'Esterel and get the most from your holiday in Saint-Raphael, create itinerary details personal to you using our Saint-Raphael trip builder tool.
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  • A good mix between lush nature and the sea, we had come early in the morning but afterwards it was too crowded 
    A good mix between lush nature and the sea, we had come early in the morning but afterwards it was too crowded  more »
  • Esterel lointain offers several hikes between the sea and the cliffs: "le chemin des douaniers" at Saint aygulf and "le sentier du litoral" which begins at the port of Santa Lucia in Saint Raphaël... 
    Esterel lointain offers several hikes between the sea and the cliffs: "le chemin des douaniers" at Saint aygulf and "le sentier du litoral" which begins at the port of Santa Lucia in Saint Raphaël...  more »
  • Saw lots just driving. Took the kids for a little hike near the top. Beautiful. Also saw wild boars, be careful they can be dangerous! 
    Saw lots just driving. Took the kids for a little hike near the top. Beautiful. Also saw wild boars, be careful they can be dangerous!  more »
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  • don’t get me wrong this is a BEAUTIFUL hike! but we were expecting it to be a one hour hike and it ended up being four hours which we were unprepared for. maybe it’s on us or maybe they need better signage? pack lots of water!
  • a low-lying volcanic mountain of about 32,000 hectares, located in the south-east of the Var, in France. Équitable place for hiking. A red mountain borded by the mediteranean sea. Équitable place for hiking.
  • Beautiful place with exceptional views, if you're lucky you'll see the wild boar too.
  • Simply beautiful as in photos 📷
  • I went there and will go back

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