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Activities in the Var and Provence, France

 

The Var is in the South of France, in this magnificent country named Provence.

This Provence so important to the writer Marcel Pagnol, who was born in 1895 to Aubagne, unless 50 kilometers of our small village of Roquebrussanne.

 

His native house is opened to the public, and several of his movies were done in the massif of Garlaban and its scrublands, his ” Provençal Hollywood “. The grave of Marcel Pagnol is in the small village of The Vine arbour.

Some famous movies: Marius, Caesar(César), Fanny, Jean de Florette, The woman of the baker..

 

The Var ( 83 ) is a French department of the region Provence – the Alps – Côte d’Azur (French Riviera). Its name comes from the river the Var which was formerly its oriental limit, but which is not it any more. The Var separated then France of the county of Nice. The Var is the only French department which holds its name of a geographical element which is not present on its territory.

Its administrative center is Toulon, and Brignoles and Draguignan the sub-prefectures.

 

You like the hikes, the nature ? You are at the right place.

The Var is a part of the most wooded departments of France, about 60 %, while the national average is 25 %

14 % is reserved for the Agriculture, with of course vineyards for our local wines of Provence, and olive trees for our olive oil.

 

 

For the walkers who favor reliefs, you will have the choice between various massifs:

The Moors, the Estérel, the Sainte Baume near the Bastide de la Provence Verte, mountain of Lachens.

 

This nature is a place favored for the horse rides and the mountain bike or the bike 

The climate is Mediterranean, and maybe important heat in summer with strong fire risks. You are wary, the ways of hike and wooded massifs can find themselves closed to the public by strong mistral in summer.

 

All these small massifs teem with sinuous roads , the dream for every motorcyclist who decides to clear off a little of the coast and its overpopulation. There is magnificent circuits for motorcycle and car, of which the famous circuit Paul Ricard, in Castellet.

In 2018, the Grand Prix of France returns to this magnificent circuit, Where also takes place the Golden bowl (Bol d’Or)

 

The Var with more than 400 kilometers of coast along the Mediterranean Sea, is a place favored for all the water sports as the windsurfing, the surfing, the kitesurf, the sports of sail, the scuba diving, the paddle, numerous spots wait you as Almanarre, Coudoulière, Rough beach, for Pampelone, Island of Porquerolles, Port-Cros..

 

Provence possesses so many more activities as amusement parks for children (park Azure, Pirate Adventures, OK Corral, Luna Park Fréjus, Waterworld, Aoubre risks him(it) natural)