Holidays in the Var

Five ideas for a holiday in the Var

Provence is full of natural wonders and cultural treasures. From sandy beaches to hilltop villages, the region offers sumptuous views. As a family, with friends or as a couple, here's Five ideas for an unforgettable holiday in the Var.

1. Go swimming on holiday in the Var

Sunny stretches of fine sand

In sunny Provence, the Var coastline is ideal for a dip. Madrague, l'Escalet, la Verne and l'Estagnol are just some of the beaches to recharge your batteries ! With their shallow depths and turquoise waters, they attract many families. But they are often victims of their own success.

In the Port-Cros National ParkThe three golden islands of Hyères also have plenty of surprises in store for you. Take a shuttle to Porquerolles. In the shade of the pines and mimosas, you'll discover the famous Plage Notre-Dame. TripAdvisor and European Best Destination have named it "Europe's most beautiful beach".

2. Walking between sea and mountains

Incredible walks for your holidays in the Var

Nature in Provence offers breathtaking panoramas. During your stay, you'll follow some memorable hiking trails. You'll follow coastal paths and explore magnificent forests. You'll wander through olive groves, navigate vineyards and climb rocky peaks.

The Frégate golf course, the Mercantour national park, the sources of the Huveaune river, etc. manymagical places to discover in the region! Even more famous, the Verdon gorges attract thousands of visitors every year.

3. Cross history during your holiday in the Var

A rich religious heritage

The preserved places of worship abbeys abound in the Var. The abbeys of Sénanque, Silvacane and Thoronet are not to be missed. The "three Provençal sisters" boast a meticulous Romanesque-Byzantine style.

For even more of a change of scenery, head for the Saint-Michel de Provence monastery ! This place of spiritual retreat is still in operation. Its superb frescoes, by iconographer Vadim Garine, will take you on a journey to the Orient.

4. Stroll through France's most beautiful villages

The villages of character can be counted by the dozens in the Var. Perched in the middle of forest massifs or nestling against the coast, they have succeeded in retain their authentic charm. Their calades and ochre facades give them an incomparable character.

Tourtour, suspended in the Provencal sky

This village in the clouds offers breathtaking views. With its fountains, paddlewheels and castle, it reveals a a real postcard setting.

Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the shadow of the Brégançon fort

This small medieval town has it all the charm of Provence's most beautiful villages. Below, in the valley, you'll find the seaside resort of Lavandou. Its magnificent beaches will delight bathing enthusiasts.

Collobrières, the capital of chestnuts

Come and taste Collobrières' famous marrons glacés ! Visit the Chartreuse de la Verne and wander through the superb cobbled streets. In October, the town comes alive. The chestnut festival promises a fun and unique experience.

5. Stay in a five-star hotel-restaurant

Provence is renowned for its high-quality accommodation. Nestled at the heart of a wine estatethe Bern Castle is one of the most renowned. Its family suites and top-of-the-range rooms will give a whole new flavour to your holidays in the Var.

A gastronomic holiday in Provence

There are three restaurants to discover at Château de Berne. Run by Michelin-starred chef Louis Rameau, they serve seasonal, colourful and tasty dishes. Local vegetable gardens and vineyards supply them with quality ingredients.

A moment of relaxation in the Var

A 800 m2 spa welcomes guests to this wine estate. Massages and five worlds care a pure moment of well-being. For wine tourism enthusiasts, the Vinésime spa offers new sensations and rejuvenates the skin.

A sporting estate in sunny Provence

There's never a dull moment at Berne Castle! Six walking and mountain bike trails cross the estate. During your stay, you can also take advantage of a fully-equipped gym and several heated swimming pools.

To spend your holidays in the Var, book an accommodation prestigious ! Choose a well-placed hotel-restaurant and set off to discover the region. Relaxation, gourmet delights and nature walks: there's plenty to do at Château de Berne!