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Discovering the French Riviera ...

From le Muy it is easy to explore the French Riviera and its most famous resorts in the Var such as; Saint Tropez and Cannes. Beyond their jet set image, the two seaside towns deserve your time to visit them. Beach lovers and swimming fanatics will find their happiness around Frejus and St Raphael just 20 km from the campsite.

... And the Var countryside

Hiking enthusiasts will not be disappointed. The Var countryside is known for its dozens of hiking trails that invite you to experience the authentic Provence region dotted with charming villages and inhabitants with their southern accent, the spectacular Gorges du Verdon or the seaside dominated by the Esterel and Maures Mountains.

Malpasset Barrage (Large)

The Malpasset Dam Visit

The Malpasset dam was built in 1952 in order to supply a water reserve for the inhabitants and their agricultural plain. On December 2nd 1959, torrential rains hammered down on the region leading to the collapse of the dam.
Several hiking trails allow you to see the ruins of one of the largest French civil disasters of the 20th century. A guided tour is organized from May to September.

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Le Muy Visits

In the plain of the river Argens, the pretty village of Le Muy is nestled between the Maures massif and the Esterel Mountains, among the vineyards and forests. The village is famous for its market (Thursday and Sunday), which is the largest in the eastern Var.


The rock of Roquebrune Walks

Recognizable by its jagged crest and deep red color, the rock of Roquebrune is one of the main landmarks of the Var. With a height of 373 meters, overlooking the coast and the plains of the river Argens. The erosion work has given various forms and caves. A hiking trail leads to the summit where you will find 3 crosses lined up. And from where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Var coast line and even further to the Alpes in the distance.


Port Fréjus and its nature reserve base Beaches

This nature base named after Francois Leotard is situated in the district of Port Fréjus and covers a vast natural area by the sea. The area covers 135 hectares of which 85 hectares are classed and protected offering a delight for nature and outdoor lovers. The remaining 50 hectares are dedicated to sport activities including a long beach of 1500 meters with a beach volleyball court, a bowling alley and a roller skate and skateboard park, etc.

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Saint-Aygulf and its beaches Beaches

This Frejus district has a long history. The Romans stayed here more than 2000 years ago. At the foot of the Maures massif, this popular seaside resort boasts a charming setting bathed in the scents of pine trees and mimosa. Its coastline is dotted with coves that are home to beautiful golden beaches.

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Sainte-Maxime and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez Beaches

On the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Sainte-Maxime is a popular destination for holidaymakers staying in the Var. The town became a renowned resort in the late 19th century from which the city has retained a unique architecture which is very prominent in its casino building. It is nice to discover the charms of the city by walking along its narrow streets or in the alleys of the covered market.

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The Maures Massif Walks

The Maures Massif, with its 150,000 hectares covered with cork trees, oaks and chestnut trees, remains the largest forest area in the Var. It must be said that between Hyères and Fréjus, it covers almost a quarter of the department. Its varied landscape provides the perfect setting for hiking, biking or horse riding. From its peaks, stunning views of the Var coast and the golden islands facing the peninsula of Giens can be enjoyed.


Cannes and the Croisette Visits

Few places have seen so many stars as the Croisette in Cannes. Made by the world famous Cannes Film Festival, this long three kilometers walk bordering the Mediterranean has emerged in the mid 1800s to meet the demand of wealthy holiday makers who spent the winter on the French Riviera. From that time, the Croisette has retained its prestigious hotels with splendid views overlooking the beach in Cannes.

gorges du verdon

Gorges du Verdon Walks

A gigantic 700-meter deep gorge carved by water and time in the limestone of the platforms of the Provence. The Gorges du Verdon are one of the main tourist sites in the Var, France and even Europe. This unique and spectacular natural wonder can be discovered from the heights by following the ledge road that offers sublime and breathtaking views. Or follow the bed of the river and canoe down the aquamarine waters of these magnificent Gorges in the Verdon.

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