This natural region is famous for its landscapes with green hills. Hiking, mountain biking and horse riding are practiced here. It is also known for its picturesque villages such as Saint-Zacharie, Correns and Châteauvert, as well as for its historical and religious heritage.
The Massif de la Sainte-Baume
Between the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Sainte-Baume massif peaks at more than 1150 meters, at the signal of the Béguines. The Park is a great playground for the practice of outdoor sports. Hiking, biking, paragliding, climbing, tree climbing… This natural site is home to a remarkable fauna and flora, with a relic forest made up of a beech grove. La Sainte Baume also has an exceptional past, where history and myth merge. The Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Basilica of Saint-Maximin and the Sainte-Baume Grotto have preserved the relics of Mary Magdalene for centuries. The Basilica of Saint-Maximin is the largest Gothic building in Provence. This religious building welcomes the de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. As for the coolers, they are a testimony of the time when refrigerators did not exist: ice was produced in winter in the Massif de la Sainte-Baume, which was then transported to the big cities of Provence.
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: the Max Ernst Collection in Seillans, the typewriter museum in Bargemon, the national naval museum in Toulon, the Museum of the Santons in Pierrefeu-du-Var, the Demeure Sellier in Cogolin, the Faykod museum in Aups, the fossil and mineral museum in Bargemon, the artillery museum in Draguignan…