Watered by the Argens river and its tributaries, Provence Verte is renowned as much for its landscapes as for its towns and villages. Nature activities attract many vacationers: cycling, mountain biking, walking, kayaking on the Argens… Provence Verte also seduces by its architectural treasures with cities like Saint-Maximim, picturesque villages like La Celle, Pontevès or Saint-Zacharie.
The Sainte-Baume National Park
Between the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Sainte-Baume massif culminates at more than a thousand meters, at the signal of the Béguines. The Natural Park offers an incredible playground for lovers of nature activities: hiking, cycling, horse riding, climbing… This natural site is home to exceptional flora and fauna, including a relic forest made up of a beech grove. Buildings bear witness to human activity in the Massif. The Sainte-Baume sanctuary and the Sainte-Marie-Madeleine basilica in Saint-Maximin are home to the relics of Marie-Madeleine. Saint-Maximin is home to a monumental basilica. The town also stands out as a tourist attraction. During your walks in the Park, you will sometimes come across dry-stone constructions that are mostly buried. These coolers were used to produce ice in winter for the wealthy inhabitants of the large Provençal cities.
Museums in the Var department
The Museums in the Var department add to the tourist offer available. For example, we can mention the Queen Victoria Museum in Hyères, the museum of the Society of Scientific and Archaeological Studies in Draguignan, the Victor Zaneboni fossil museum in Tourtour, the museum of sacred art in Revest-les-Eaux, the living museum of wine-growing automatons in La Londe-Les-Maures, the museum of the phonograph and mechanical music in Sainte-Maxime…