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Best things to do in Var

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Alright, this is not the French Riviera anymore, it's about a 2 hour drive. But if your stay on the Riviera is long enough and you have time to go here, it's absolutely worth it. Basically, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. I go there several times every summer. Here's a non-exhaustive list of things that you can do here: 1) Kayak / Pedal boat in the Gorges du Verdon. This gorge is insanely beautiful but during peak summer, there are just way too many people and it degrades the experience. 2) Lavender fields. If you're thinking of particularly famous lavender field pictures, they were probably taken here, on the Plateau de Valensole, above the Sainte-Croix lake. But the period to see them starts from mid-June until mid-July. After mid-July, you won't see many of them. And none the rest of the year. 3) Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village. It's a very cute village which is on the list of the 150 most beautiful villages in France. 4) La route des crêtes, meaning the "Ridge road". This road is very impressive, and watch out if you're scared of heights! It's a loop that follows the cliffs of the Verdon gorge where there are world-renowned climbing spots. There are several breathtaking viewpoints along it.”
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Natural Feature
“largest island of the Hyères with beautiful sandy beach, olive groves and picturesque bays, very good for snorkeling”
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Natural Feature
“Fabulous lake, beeches, restaurants, waterspouts, sight seeing, lavender fields .... stunning!”
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Nature Preserve
“Beautiful red rocks park between Mandelieu and Frejus where you can hike off-season (not in July and August). Many of the hikes end with a stunning sea view that's well worth the effort!”
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Amusement Park
“It's a waterpark, ideal for children and adults ! Great fun all day long and an unforgettable experience. We recomment going early in the morning and during week days to avoid crowd.”
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Shopping Centre
“Plus de 50.000 m², 80 boutiques, 20 restaurants, 15 salles de cinéma, une salle de fitness et un parc de loisirs.”
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Historic Site
“Beautifully restored abbey. Take the tour with the tour guide. They sing in the church and the acoustics are so fantastic! ”
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Event Space
“Festival International de la Mode et de la Photographie . Festival International du Design. Midi Festival.”
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Water Park
“Aqualand est un parc d'attraction aquatique avec de nombreuses piscines, toboggan et autres jeux !”
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Clothes Shop
“Visite d'une usine de parfums historique Visit of a historic perfume factory Scoperta di una storica fabrica di profumi”
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Racetrack
“Circuit Paul Ricard hosts all sorts of motorsport activities from the French F1 to champion Go Karting. ”
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Theme Park
“un mythique parc d'attraction sur le thème du Far Ouest qui plaira aux petits et grands .”
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Island
“The best island across the bay. Rent a boat in Cavalaire and head there for a day. Best part if you dare, stay over for sunset/dinner and head back home at night under stars. ”
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Beach
“Grande plage qui longe la route du sel, facilité de stationnement à l'entrée ou le long de la route, accès sport nautique voile”
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Island
“Beautiful Island of the Ricard family. 10 minutes by boat. Gorgeous coves around the island.”
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Garden
“Le paysagiste Gilles Clément y a conçu le Jardin des Méditerranées, une invitation au voyage à travers les paysages méditerranéens du monde et des paysages à climat plus aride ou subtropical. Découvrir ce jardin, c’est ressentir quelques unes des émotions éprouvées par un explorateur botaniste qui arpente la planète !”
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