Bathed by many rivers, the Provence Verte is a real water tower. Nature activities attract many vacationers: cycling, hiking, canoeing on the Argens… Your escapades will take you to towns like Saint-Maximim, picturesque villages like Tourves, Pontevès or Châteauvert.
The Sainte-Baume Massif
Straddling the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var, the Sainte-Baume massif rises to more than a thousand meters. Lovers of walking and cycling are in love with its landscapes. This natural site is home to remarkable fauna and flora, including a relict forest made up of a beech grove. La Sainte-Baume is a land of spirituality, Christian but also pagan. The heritage bears witness to this. Marie-Madeleine, a character from the Gospels, is said to have come to take refuge in a cave at altitude, occupied since the 5th century by a church and a monastery. The forest at the foot of the cave is mentioned by Roman authors. As for the ice boxes, they are a vestige of the time when there were no freezers: ice was produced in winter in the Massif, which was then transported by donkey to Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Toulon.
Museums in the Var department
During your stay, you will be able to push open the doors of many museums. There are several dozen in the department, including the Musée des Gueules Rouges in Tourves, the hermitage of Saint-Ferréol and the museum of sacred arts in Lorgues, the Balaguier museum in La Seyne-sur-Mer…