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What to do in the Var region??

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What to do in the Var region??

We are driving to France- Var region.....on Friday, for the first ever time!

Can anyone recommend anything to do, or what to see? or where to visit?

We are a couple in our 30's!

Thanks

Jenny

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1. Re: What to do in the Var region??

Where are you staying?

There is a lot to do in the area - we were there at the end of last month - but one would need to know what your interests are and where you are staying.

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2. Re: What to do in the Var region??

www.visitvar.fr/en/

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3. Re: What to do in the Var region??

We are staying at lei chambris, Salernes. We like culture, walking.....bars restaurants....bit of touristy stuff....Live music and art.....

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4. Re: What to do in the Var region??

I see, a picturesque yet small village but maybe some off the beaten track. On the other hand, the very popular Gorges de Verdon is nearby, see http://www.lesgorgesduverdon.fr/en/index.html

Coastal resorts such as Ste Maxime, Frejus and St Raphael are in reasonable distance. In case you want to "do" St Tropez, why not take a boat from either St Raphael (Les Issambres) or Ste Maxime, to save the terrible stop and go last miles drive. http://www.bateauxverts.com/en/

There are many other coastal resorts to visit at a reasonable distance. Here's en example of the communities near Toulon. tourisme-ollioules.com/documents/documentati…

Note that August is the peak season for holiday makers in continental Europe. Many places there are crowded. On the other hand, everything is lively and vibrant.

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5. Re: What to do in the Var region??

Within a 90 drive of the area also is the town of Grasse, home of the perfume industry. The town of Eze, also known for its perfumes is just under 2 hours away passing near to Frejus, Cannes, Nice and Monaco.

The inland area is very pretty with lots of little villages.

The Lac de St Cassien is very beautiful and is just over an hour away.

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6. Re: What to do in the Var region??

The Var is France's most forested department and away from the hot spots on the coast like Saint Tropez actually lightly visited-most people whizz through on the way to or from Provence or the Cote d'Azur. Some inland villages worth spending time in are Lorgues, Tour Tour and Bargemon. If you like wine you are in heaven as this is the centre of Cote de Provence production and there are plenty of wine trails.

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7. Re: What to do in the Var region??

Spent two weeks in the Var last summer and loved it. For practical purposes, everything you need to know about The Var has been provided in the link in post #2.

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8. Re: What to do in the Var region??

You might like a visit to Thoronet

http://www.beyond.fr/sites/thoronet.html

and if you would like to get into the Maures then Chartreuse

www.beyond.fr/sites/verne-chartreuse.html

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