tourism in the Var departments

Tourist destination of the Hautes-Alpes, the village of Vars is nestled in the heart of breathtaking landscapes.

Life here takes on another meaning.

in the Var departments, you can discover different nature activities. For you, vacations rhyme with hiking or mountain biking? You can explore the hiking trails of this preserved area of the Southern French Alps. in the Hautes-Alpes, outdoor activities are diverse. For example, you can enjoy this region on a horseback ride, or thrill to the thrill of defying the void on a first via ferrata.

Fruits of Provence (grapes, strawberries, apricots, melons, peaches, cherries), seafood and fish, rosé wines with fruity notes, olives from Les Baux: the plurality of soils in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has given birth to many local specialties. Take advantage of your stay in the Var departments to visit local producers, directly on their farms, or at the many markets organized locally.

Churches and bell towers, wash houses, fountains, monasteries, castles and abbeys… You can also discover a famous local heritage or a more confidential one. You can organise your vacation by contacting the Vars Tourist Office. You wish to stay near Vars? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Hautes-Alpes: bed and breakfast, campsites, hotels…

The White Forest

In the heart of the Guillestrois, you can also discover a popular ski resort in the Var departments. Constituting with Risoul the ski area of the Forêt Blanche, Vars offers excellent snow conditions and slopes for all levels in a sumptuous setting. The resort has one of the most famous speed ski slopes in the world, as well as a snowpark with fun modules and accessible to the largest number of snowboarders and lovers of jumps and acrobatic figures.

The mythical passes of the Southern French Alps

In the Southern French Alps, you can discover passes that have received media coverage through prestigious cycling events such as the Tour de France or the Critérium du Dauphiné. Discover the Galibier pass, the Izoard pass in the Hautes-Alpes, the Lautaret pass, the Bonette pass in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Lombarde pass, the Cayolle pass in the Mercantour massif, the Champs pass (altitude 2089 meters) between the Alpes-Maritimes and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence or the Vars pass (altitude 2111 meters).