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The Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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The Var got its name from the river Var that was flowing along the eastern boundary. But during 1860, the border of the place has been moved. On the eastern side of The Var is the Department of Alpes-Maritimes, on the western side is Bouches-du-Rhône, on the north of the Verdon River is the Department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and on the south is the Mediterranean Sea. The largest city and the administrative capital of The Var is Toulon. Other important towns of The Var are Fréjus, Saint-Raphaël, Draguignan, Brignoles, Hyères, and La Seyne-sur-Mer.

Toulon is not only the largest city but is also a popular harbor. Toulon is the main port of the French Navy. There are many seaside resorts in Toulon and the most popular among them is Saint-Tropez. Toulon is also famous for Romanesque and medieval architecture and you can visit the Le Thoronet Abbey and the Fréjus Cathedral for their architectural splendor. The wines of Bandol are also popular in Toulon. Plan to see The Var and other attractions that appeal to you using our Le Luc itinerary builder.
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  • Level landscapes, he don't y Arian complaints, it's beautiful though the cities and roads could be better maintained. By against, hospitality and the mentality of most of the inhabitants is deplorable. They forget that they are tourists who make them largely live. Without the Sun and the sea, most large world would go at this kind of characters...
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  • It is in our opinion the best Department in the South of France (with the Drôme provençale). Less concrete in the Alpes-Maritimes, Var is characterized by a very wide range of very varied landscapes. Having lived 3 years in the PACA region, we visited virtually all sites known and less known in this region. Side sea, do not miss the creeks of the Esterel where photos lovers will be thrilled. Of the month of may, the road which runs along the sea is often very loaded, so be patient. Unfortunately, the car parks on each site are very limited in terms of capacity, a very early morning visit is recommended. Fréjus in St Tropez, hell as the landscape is more interesting. There are opportunities to get there by boat (it's cheap too) which is much more convenient. In the back country, you will find a multitude of pretty villages with houses of old stones, its streets, its fountains, its bars and terraces, its restaurants and its souvenir shops. The visit of the gorges of the Verdon is a must as well as a few Lakes waters crystal clear turquoise blue color. The traffic is much more fluid than on the coast even in high season.
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  • from Le lavandou or cavalaire or la croix valmer are possible day trips, with stops or few hours (non-stop) both to the porquerolles or towards the Cote des maures or towards the Fort of bregançon: airline's website www.vedettesilesdor.fr. shorter trips are commented and explained, during the journey, the history and attractions of the coast you are visiting. an alternative to beach life.
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