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Sillans-la-Cascade

This little village is home to one of France's most beautiful waterfalls and the highest in the Var area. Surrounded by lush greenery, the 44-metre fall plunges into a turquoise-blue lagoon lit up by sunshine almost all year round, offer an idyllic landscape and invitation to dive in! Enjoy a delightful walk, then wind up your tour with a refreshing and well-deserved dip in the river.

Verdon Canyon

Overflowing with natural treasures and breathtaking scenery, the Verdon Regional Nature Reserve is an absolute must for nature lovers. Located between Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, this highly-coveted destination – Europe's largest canyon - is also a marvellous playground for sportier guests and a paradise for water sports, rock climbing, mountain biking and paragliding. Just take your pick! The banks of the pure and tranquil Sainte-Croix lake and surrounding hills offer sweeping views over the medieval villages of Bauduen, Aiguines and Les Salles-sur-Verdon.

Cotignac

A must-do for nature-seeking adventurers, the magnificent village of Cotignac stands under a 400 metre-long and 80 metre-high cliff of volcanic tuff rock studded with Troglodyte caves and dwellings. Wind up your tour at the Cascade du Gouffre waterfall down from the village, just 15 minutes away on foot along the river - a magnificent little treasure at the end of the world that promises to delight all the family. Before you leave, don't miss a visit to Notre Dame de Grâces sanctuary welcoming pilgrims – and in particular families – for the last 500 years, come to honour the Holy Family.

Villecroze

Start off your tour with an easy-going stroll around the maze of old lanes lining the historic quarter of Villecroze, a "Var Village of Character", before plunging into the welcome coolness of the caves and waterfall. Wind up your adventure with a visit to the magnificent tree-filled park overflowing with Mediterranean plants and trees, set in the hollow of the volcanic tuff cliff.

Porquerolles, Port-Cros and le Levant

Jewels of the Mediterranean, they offer to the visitor a small corner of paradise. Each with its own character, they will enchant you for sure. Family walks, large sandy beaches, wild hikes, small creeks... Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant offer exceptional landscapes.

The Maures, the Estérel and the Sainte-Baume

The Massif des Maures with its dark green forests of cork oaks and chestnut trees, the Massif de l'Estérel with its red rocks plunging into the sea, the Massif de la Sainte-Baume, a barrier of white limestone sheltering a sacred cave and a relic forest.

Cap Lardier, Cap Taillat, and Cap Camarat

The 3 capes are protected areas for several decades. Lardier, Taillat and Camarat are the guardians of the peninsula of Saint-Tropez. Overlooking the bay of Pampelonne, the Cap Camarat and its lighthouse watch over the beach of Pampelonne, both mythical and beautiful. From the lighthouse, an exceptional panorama is spread out, with magnificent landscapes with bright colors.

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