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Gastronomy & Local produce

Gastronomy & Local produce

Var, a gentle land where the simple joys of good living and good food are cultivated. Come and discover the pleasures of our countryside, the protected natural environment, local producers and good food with the subtle flavours of our Provence.

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

With its natural and cultural riches, each visitor may find in Var a real box of authentic delights: crickets beneath the breeze, fields of lavender and olive trees, vines and orchards, fine sandy beaches, Provence markets, warm and colourful…

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Traditional Crafts

Traditional Crafts

The department’s artists and craft workers invite you to meet them in their workshops, so they may share their knowledge and methods with you, along with their tools, their tricks of the trade and their passion.

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Themed Trails

Themed Trails

These trails are an original means of discovering the many faces of Var: history, nature and the land...
They point you towards Var’s best-kept secrets and subtleties, inviting you to breathe in, savour, listen and contemplate during your stay.

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Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

With its varied landscapes, its tumultuous rivers, its peaceful lakes, its mountains, its hiking and discovery trails, its thick forests, not to mention its coastline and its 300 days of sunshine a year, Var represents the ideal place for a whole range of outdoor activities.

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Architectural Heritage

Architectural Heritage

Var, the land that welcomed civilisations and trade, offers astonishing architectural heritage. Discover medieval villages and the wealth of religious heritage with its shrines, chapels, churches and Charterhouses.

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Natural Heritage

Natural Heritage

Var has a very rich natural heritage, to the delight of nature lovers. You will be seduced by the many massifs and hillsides wooded with pines and oaks, terraced olive groves and paths running through the vines.

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History

History

Var abounds in many relics, bearing witness to its history. From megaliths to Roman cities, to the memorial to the Second World War, Var reveals its rich past through remarkable natural sites and museums.

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A choice of unusual products

A choice of unusual products

From the improbable discovery of skills in an olive oil mill while cooking with a master chef, a helicopter tour ride in the Verdon gorges or to the Iles d’Or, everything is possible in Var.

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