Fort of Bregançon Visits
The Fort of Bregançon stands 35 meters above sea level, on the top of a rock close to Bormes-les-Mimosas. The rock was a stunning viewing point to watch the harbor activities of Toulon and Hyères. Therefore an early fortress was built. However, the present fort dates from the 11th century and it has undergone many changes over the following centuries. It was during the 20th century the fort acquired its fame when it became the summer residence of the Presidents of the French Republic. It only opened its doors to the public very recently in 2014. Apart from its historical interest, the fort offers beautiful views of the Var.
Clinging to the side of a hill, the lovely town of Ramatuelle hides behind its walls of old buildings covered with pink tiles. Its perched emplacement offers magnificent views over the bay of Pampelonne, its sandy beach and coves invite seclusion and relaxation. Ramatuelle has a vibrant cultural life with jazz festivals and theater.
Port Cros is the smallest of the three islands of Hyères. The remains of the old forts which can be discovered testify to its defensive role of times gone by. Today, we appreciate the little harbor full of charm with hiking possibilities among natural surroundings. Boat trips are available from the port of Le Lavandou.
Saint Tropez Beaches
A small traditional port famous for its painters and its international jet-set, Saint-Tropez is the world's most famous and certainly the most prestigious fishing village. Beside Saint-Tropez, other cities in the Gulf like Ramatuelle, Port-Grimaud or Cogolin are home to sandy beaches and winding cobbled streets in exceptional settings at the foot of the Maures Mountains.
Collobrière and the Maures Walks
Nestled in the Provençal countryside, in the Maures Mountains, this medieval village, famous for its chestnuts, presents a traditional heritage. Its exceptional location in the heart of rolling hills covered with oak and chestnut trees makes it a starting point for hiking and walks in the Maures Mountains. Discover the Plateau Lambert, the abbey of Destéou or Chartreuse Verne.