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Hyères is the southernmost city of Provence (and sunnier), like the Cap Corse and Florence in Italy. The city and its peninsula offer 39 km of unpaved ribs made of sandy beaches and wild rocky coves. Land at Hyères is already be on vacation!
The maritime city of Toulon nestles in Europe’s largest and most beautiful bay, bordered by high wooded hills topped with ancient forts: an unusual but idyllic marriage of sea and mountain. Although the city has been a powerful military port for centuries, its bay offers much more than the naval base.
Saint-Tropez… A name that conjures up a myriad of images of yachts, luxury, celebrities and glitter. But the real Saint-Tropez is a fisherman's village complete with old, wooden boats moored at the quayside, pretty beaches tucked behind reed beds and painters striving to capture the village's unique quality of light on canvas.
You will discover the Inland Var area on your travels to visit Thoronet Abbey! This place of mysteries and legends was the homeland of Gaspard de Besse, the bandit with a heart of gold. Its hills are laden with oaks, sweet chestnut trees, broom, thyme and rosemary. Don't miss the Aoubré park in Flassans and its treetop adventure trail in the cedar trees!
A sun-kissed land, Provence produces juicy fruit and vegetables bursting with flavour and aromas you will only find in this region. Herbs from the maquis (wild thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage…) come together with fish from the Mediterranean Sea (bouillabaisse) and meat from the hills (lamb, casseroles). The region is famous for its produce: an invitation for a gourmet tour !