The Vallée du Gapeau is situated at the crossroads of the big tourist regions in the Var department. Between the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Sainte-Baume massif it is easily accessible, allowing you to discover the many treasures of the Var.
A true natural sanctuary, the Sainte-Baume is a magical place for a stroll. Its northern slope is quite wooded, and is a fortifying escape for all.
To discover: Monasteries, forests, freezer rooms, the Saint Maximin Basilica…
Solliès-Pont – the Sainte-Baume plateau: 45 minutes
Find out more : www.pnr-saintebaume.fr
The îles d’Or
Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant provide idyllic countryside. White sandy beaches in small coves with turquoise water, cliffs and pine forests give the countryside its shape. It is peppered with several forts and the remains of a rich past. A land-based and marine National Park, with extremely rich fauna and flora. There is a multitude of walks and paths to discover, both on foot or by bike – even snorkelling!
Solliès-Pont – Giens Peninsula: 45 minutes
Find out more: http://www.hyeres-tourism.co.uk/
The Var Coast
The Var has some of the most beautiful shores in France. Both calm and lively beaches mean everyone can bask in the sun. In the distance, the islands of Port Cros and Porquerolles offer idyllic countryside. White sandy beaches, turquoise water, cliffs and pine forests shape the countryside, inviting you to contemplate its beauty.
To discover: Giens Peninsula, the islands of Porquerolles and Port Cros, the beaches of la Londe and Pradet…
Solliès-Pont – Hyères beach : 30 minutes
Abbaye du Thoronet
This abbey, built in the 12th century, is a true wonder of Cistercian art.
Solliès-Pont – Le Thoronet: 45 minutes.
Find out more: http://www.le-thoronet.fr/en/
Rade de Toulon
Surrounded by high limestone hills, Rade de Toulon is one of the most beautiful natural habours in Europe. You can admire the view by taking a cable car up to the peak of Mont Faron.
To see: Mont Faron, Presqu’ile de Saint-Mandrier, Pradet beaches…
Solliès-Pont – Toulon: 20 minutes
The Massif des Maures
The massif is one of the wildest parts of Provence. Covered in cork oaks and chestnut groves, it offers wonderful walks through varied countryside. Things to see: Chartreuse de la Verne, chestnut oaks…
Solliès-Pont – Collobrières: 30 minutes
Find out more: http://www.collobrieres-tourisme.com/index.php
Majestic cliffs, sea for as far as the eye can see and exceptional flora and fauna make up the dreamlike scenery of the Calanques National Park. This site, the only one of its kind in the world, allows nature lovers to enjoy different activities. From below the water in a dive, on the water on a boat trip or even from land on the hiking paths, the rocks beg to be discovered and explored.
From 1 June to 30 September, access to the park is regulated by prefectoral order. Find out about the regulation in force before you visit.
Solliès-Pont – Cassis: 1h
Find out more: www.calanques-parcnational.fr/fr
The Golfe de St Tropez
The Golfe de Saint-Tropez isn’t just luxury – it’s still a region loaded with tradition and authenticity to discover at your will during your stay.
St-Tropez, its narrow streets Solliès-Pont – St Tropez: 1h15
Find out more: https://www.golfe-saint-tropez-information.com/en
Les Gorges du Verdon
Here, nature reigns supreme, surprising and wild. The gorges can be discovered from the road by following the sublime cliff ledges or by partaking in one of the many possible sporting activities in the area, such as hiking, canoeing, rafting, hydrospeed… Big sensations guaranteed!
Solliès-Pont – Les Salles sur Verdon: 1h45
Find out more: www.verdontourisme.com