What to visit in the Var?

Go on holiday in the Var for a stay rich in discoveries

What to visit in the Var? Looking for the perfect place to spend a holiday in the sun? Pack your bags and head for the Var, a department in Provence that never ceases to surprise tourists year after year. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in France to share exceptional moments with family or friends and to live new adventures together. There is nothing better to do sports and tourist activities of all kinds and to get away from a monotonous daily routine.

The Var department

The Var is a department of Provence that is very popular with tourists who can enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate at any time of year. Thanks to such weather conditions, you can go on an expedition in the middle of nature and discover the fauna and flora of Provence all year round. A real breath of fresh air in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city, it's the ideal place to recharge your batteries for a few days or a weekend.

Indeed, nature is omnipresent in the Var, the natural Provencal landscapes are breathtaking and offer breathtaking panoramas worthy of postcards. The diversity of views is unparalleled, the Var landscapes include the mountains, the sea, the countryside, small villages, but also vineyards, forests, fields of lavender and olive trees...

Spending a holiday is an invitation to try out the art of living in the Provençal way, to live outdoors, to the rhythm of soothing and rejuvenating nature.

What to visit in the Var?

Looking for sun and nature? Here are a few tips to help you prepare your stay and find the tourist activities you want to do among the most essential in the Var region.

For history and culture buffs, the Var is a destination with very interesting, beautiful and characteristic museums, sites and historical monuments. It is an excellent way to learn more about the history of civilisations. Among the most beautiful, you will find the following tourist sites: the cloister of the cathedral of Fréjus, the Abbey of Thoronet, the Abbey of La Celle, the Basilica of Saint-Maximin, the Chartreuse de la Verne.

If you are passionate about nature and wide open spaces, you can visit the region's natural parks, the Massifs des Maures, Esterel and Sainte-Baume, the Toulon harbour, Caps Lardier, Taillat and Camarat, Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant, or the Gorges du Verdon

To discover the traditions, vineyards and architecture, you can visit beautiful picturesque villages such as Cotignac, Seillans, Gassin or Bormes-les-Mimosas and visit estates such as Domaine de Berne or Castellet for a wine tour.

What are the activities to discover in the Var?

In addition to sightseeing, the Var region invites you to enjoy new experiences. Proud of their land, the inhabitants, the sellers on the regional markets, the restaurant owners, the wine growers and other local producers will help you discover the richness of Provençal gastronomy (Provençal pie, rock fish soup, bouillabaisse, olives, etc.) and the regional AOC wines (Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varois, Bandol, etc.).

Very attractive during the summer season, the Var remains lively all year round. To liven up your days with family or friends, but also to party until the end of the night, you can take advantage of a full cultural programme!

In a warm atmosphere and a typical Provençal setting, you can attend numerous artistic festivals, concerts and shows that will please both young and old!

Visit the Var and stay at the Château de Berne

If you want to find the perfect accommodation for your stay in the Var, choose the 5-star hotel of Bern CastleThis is a Relais et Châteaux listed estate near the village of Flayosc, in the heart of Provence.

Spread over 1000 hectares of unspoilt nature, the Berne estate has sumptuous rooms, suites and villas with private pool, all decorated in a chic country style. The accommodation on the estate overlooks the surrounding countryside, forests, vineyards and olive groves.

The Château de Berne is ideally located, you can visit many tourist sites in the surroundings such as the Abbey of Thoronet, the caves of Villecroze, the American cemetery of Draguignan, the House of the Wines of Côtes de Provence or the Gorges of Verdon...

Staying at the Château de Berne is the ideal way to discover traditional Provencal dishes revisited by great chefs in the three restaurants of the estate (including a starred restaurant, a restaurant with dishes to share and a bib gourmand). The estate also has 175 hectares of organic vineyards, and you can taste the estate's wines in the tasting cellar or with a dish in the restaurant.

Finally, you can enjoy a Spa A unique 800 m2 luxury spa, partnered with Cinq Mondes and Vinésime, specialising in wine therapy. You have access to a large fitness room and can take part in wine tasting and cellar visits.

To organize your stay and your tourist program in the Var, you can now book your accommodation luxury in the Bern Castle,. It's the ideal place to do a lot of sports, artistic, gastronomic or cultural activities and discover great landscapes!