Where to stay in Var southern Provence

In Var, the vibrant life of the Côte d’Azur and the dreamy way of life of the Provence come together. The region thus offers the advantages of the serenity of Provence and the elegance of the French Riviera at the same time. If you are still looking for the best place to stay, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you. We have put together a wonderful selection of romantic country hotels in the Var and charming holiday homes in the region.

The small village of Le Thronet is located in the heart of "green Provence". It is especially known for its unique Cistercian abbey, which is one of the most famous Cistercian abbeys in Provence.

Also visit the picturesque village of Bargemon. Bargemon is perfect for those seeking pure relaxation, the town is known for its good air and clear blue skies. There are also a number of small museums to visit there. Bargemon offers a charming and authentic bed & breakfast to relax in.

If you are looking for exclusive big city flair, Saint-Tropez is the place to be. In Saint-Tropez, you will immerse yourself in the luxury and glamour of the French Riviera. For years, Saint-Tropez has been the destination of jet-set tourists from all over the world. Whether beautiful sandy beaches, exclusive beach clubs or the enchanting historic old town - Saint-Tropez offers something for everyone. You can round off your holiday there perfectly with an overnight stay in an exclusive luxury hotel in Saint Tropez. You should definitely visit the old harbour of Saint-Tropez. The beach of Pampellone with its white sand and crystal-clear water also invites you to linger. Furthermore, the art museum Musée de l'Annonciade, located in a former church, is a wonderful destination for your stay.

Activities and where to go in the Var in southern Provence

Attention all adventure seekers! The islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros offer fantastic excursion destinations. They are part of the Îles d'Hyères, a group of four islands belonging to the province of Var. Port-Cros offers a range of sporting activities: Hikes or mountain bike tours to special viewpoints on the island are very popular, for example to the Pointe du Cognet. Porquerolles also offers its visitors a number of different facets. The south is characterised by its steep cliffs and gorges that can only be reached by hikers, while the north of the island offers beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. Particularly beautiful destinations are the Moulin du Bonheur windmill or the Saint Anne church.

Despite its location, Toulon is a place that has not yet been discovered by tourism. Here you will find the true Provence. The markets smell of thyme and lavender and the sea air. Right next to the town are wonderful beaches and by ferry you can reach the IIles d'Hyeres including the natural underwater park around the island of Port-Cros, which you can discover by diving.

For hiking enthusiasts, a trip to the Masif de L'Esterel is worthwhile. To the east of Var, impressive rock formations of red volcanic rock rise up several hundred metres, a truly fantastic natural spectacle. Fréjus Cathedral is also close by. The associated baptistery was only rediscovered in 1925 and is an example of fine Merovingian architecture. Dating from the 5th century, it is the oldest building of Christian origin in Provence.

Gastronomy of the Var in Provence

The south of France offers uniquely good cuisine. You can taste freshly caught fish, lobster and langoustines in charming restaurants. Toulon is famous for its good chapon, a fish dish that is rarely found anywhere else. In Bandol, excellent wine is grown. A visit to a wine cellar there is worthwhile, as is a walk through the vineyards. And in St. Tropez there are delicious chestnut-based specialities. In addition, there is of course excellent cheese everywhere and also excellent olive oil.

Saint-Tropez has a wide range of gourmet restaurants that should satisfy all tastes. Whether various lamb or beef dishes, a traditional paste of anchovies and olives or the "mesklan", a salad of spicy herbs with dandelion leaves - the excellent local cuisine makes gourmets' hearts beat faster. But the famous bouillabaisse can also be enjoyed here, preferably as a starter, and can be accompanied by high-quality regional wine and cheese.