Bathed by the Argens River and its tributaries, this natural region is renowned for its wooded hills. Nature activities are very present: cycling, walking, canoeing on the Argens… Provence Verte can also be visited for its heritage, with authentic villages like Saint-Maximim, picturesque villages like Châteauvert, Vins-sur-Camary or Saint-Zacharie.
The Sainte-Baume National Park
Between the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Sainte-Baume massif peaks at more than 1000 meters, at the signal of the Béguines. Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to discover different itineraries within the massif. This natural site conceals exceptional fauna and flora, with a relic forest made up of a beech grove. The Sainte-Baume is a land of spirituality, Christian but also pagan. Numerous monuments bear witness to this. Mary Magdalene, a character from the Gospels, is said to have spent the last years of her life praying and meditating in a cave at altitude, occupied since the 5th century by a sanctuary and a church. The Basilica of Saint-Maximin is the most imposing Gothic building in Provence. This religious monument welcomes the de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. During your walks in the Park, you will sometimes come across partially buried cylindrical constructions. These are ice boxes, which were used to produce on cold winter nights the ice loaves intended for the inhabitants of the Provençal cities.
Museums in the Var department
The Museums in the Var department host a wide variety of collections. We can mention the National Navy Museum in Toulon, the Indochina War Memorial in Fréjus, the Museum of the High Places of the Resistance in Aups…