Tourism in Signes

The villages of southeastern France are confidential destinations, far from mass tourism. This is the case of Signes, a picturesque village in the heart of the Var. Installed under the light of Provence, the village unveils its streets and old houses. The heart of the village hosts an active town centre, offering inhabitants and tourists alike the main useful local stores.

Are you looking for a sporty vacation, where you can revitalize yourself in contact with nature that is both wild and generous? Get out your bike or your mountain bike, put on your best walking shoes and walk along the sunny roads and paths of Provence. During your stay, you can also try out other activities. For example, do you know climbing? Do you want to take advantage of your vacation to take part in a horse ride?

Like many other villages in the Var, Signes offers a generous terroir. The local markets allow you to take part in local life, while discovering local products.

In Provence, discover a cultural and historical heritage of great quality: chapels and churches, castles and fortresses, listed towns and villages, museums… The local heritage offers you beautiful discoveries. Here, a particularly well preserved fountain. Here, the ruins of an old castle dating from the Middle Ages.

The Tourist Office of Signes will inform you about available activities and tourist sites.

You want to stay in Southern France? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Var: bed and breakfast, campsites, hotels…

The Sainte-Baume National Park

Between Toulon and Marseille, the Sainte-Baume massif culminates at more than 1150 meters, at the signal of the Béguines. The Natural Park is a great playground for the practice of natural leisure activities. For example, you can go hiking, cycling, paragliding, climbing, tree climbing… The fauna and flora are remarkable, with a large number of bird species such as the Tengmalm’s owl, the grey flycatcher, the Jean-le-blanc circaète, the Bonelli’s eagle, the European roller, the diving circle, the red-backed shrike, the red-backed shrike… Spirituality belongs to the past and nourishes the present of Sainte-Baume. 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 church and a monastery. The Basilica of Saint-Maximin is the largest Gothic building in Provence, and protects the people of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. At the bend in the road, you may come across dry-stone constructions partly buried. These coolers produced the ice for the inhabitants of Marseille, Toulon or Aix-en-Provence.

Museums in the Var department

During your stay, you will find many ideas for cultural activities. The Var has several dozen museums, including the art and history museum in Bormes-les-Mimosas, the typewriter museum in Bargemon, the historical museum of the centre-Var in Le Luc, the museum of the Louis Cauvin necropolis in Grimaud, the living museum of winegrowers’ automatons in La Londe-Les-Maures, the Aquarium and museum of the Paul Ricard Institute in Six-Fours-les-Plages, the Mayons nature house…