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The Var, Provence

Categories: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is in our opinion the most beautiful Department in the South of France (with the Drôme provençale). Less concrete that 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 calanques of Estérel where photo enthusiasts will be delighted. Of the month of may, the road along the sea is often very loaded, so be patient. The parking lots at each site are unfortunately very limited in terms of capacity, reason why an early morning visit is recommended. Fréjus in St Tropez, this is hell as the landscape is more interesting. There are opportunities to go by boat (it's not too expensive) which is much more convenient. In the back country, you will find a multitude of pretty villages with houses of old stones, alleyways, its fountains, its bars and terraces, restaurants and souvenir shops. The visit of the gorges du Verdon is essential as well as some 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 and la croix valmer trips are possible, or a few hours (non-stop) to the porquerolles or towards the Cote des maures or towards the Fort of bregançon airline's website: shorter trips are commented and explained, during the journey, the history and attractions of the coast that you are visiting. an alternative to beach life.
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  • With a stay of one week is not enough, but a lot of things to visit in the var when we come from the Northeast. the villages of st tropez, bormes the mimosas, the country of the verdon, and on children's ste croix Lake or the sea. Outdoor activities very varied such as climbing or canoeing on the really gorgeous verdon Gorge!
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