Popular Lettings in Var
Highlights in Var
- Perched villages
- Beaches and water activities
- Hiking on the Esterel
- Mediterranean climate
Most popular in Var
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Holiday rentals and lettings in the Var
Halfway between Provence and the French Riviera, the Var is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and atmospheres. You can find what you are looking for. Some will opt for accommodation in one of the major cities of the department, including Toulon, Fréjus or Draguignan, to be as close as possible to the shops. Others will prefer to isolate themselves in the pine forest for a quiet holiday, ideal for a nap to the song of the cicadas. Still others will head towards the East of the Var, approaching the atmosphere of jetset and luxury of the neighbouring department, the Alpes Maritimes. Of course, in this part, the seasonal rental rates are higher, but allow, during a weekend, to immerse yourself in another universe. Finally, the hinterland will attract sports enthusiasts, especially in the Gorges du Verdon, in the Provence Verte region.
Holidays in the Var
Location and orientation
The Var extends over 6 000Km² and has a very varied relief: the limestone part on the West and the crystalline part on the East. It is bordered by the Bouches-du-Rhône to the west, by the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and a small part of the Vaucluse to the north, to the east by the Alpes Maritimes and finally to the south by the Mediterranean Sea as the last border. 1 million inhabitants benefit year-round from the Mediterranean climate and the 432 kilometres of coastline that make up this departmentGetting around in the Var
The Var department is very well served by the road and motorway network. It is less than an hour from Marseille airports and has its own airport, although smaller, in Toulon. It is also possible to reach the Var by boat. Given the size of the department, the car remains the most appropriate way to marvel at all the panoramic views that the Var has to offer
A relaxing destination
Sun, beaches, islands, pines, umbrellas, cicadas, garrigue and azure sea, the department fascinates with its sublime landscapes, its luminosity, its heady scents and its art of living. On the program: discoveries, hikes, diving, idleness... everything is gathered for idyllic moments of relaxation!
With 2900 hours of sunshine per year, Toulon, its prefecture is designated as the sunniest city in France, closely followed by Marseille and Nice.
Top 5 things to do
Name gorged with sunshine, Bandol is an authentic seaside resort that seduces us with its beaches, creeks, natural coves, marina, lively market, preserved flora and vineyards. An excursion to the island of Bendor, a small rocky outcrop of 6 hectares nicknamed "the island of the arts of the Mediterranean"; a hike along the coastal path; a short stop on Capelin beach nestled in a preserved cove; or a tour of the vineyards will allow you to appreciate all the diversity of BandolThe Esterel massif
Esterel, a small mountain range culminating at 614 metres and bordering the Mediterranean between Saint-Raphaël and Cannes, is a crystalline massif of volcanic origin that offers a breathtaking panorama. Its red rocks, tinged here and there with purple, yellow or grey, mixed with the azure of the Mediterranean, the green garrigue and the oleanders, make it one of the most amazing landscapes on the coast. Many hikes offer the opportunity to discover the area with, among others, the Peak of the Bear, the Saint-Barthélemy rock, the Calanque and the Cap du Dramont, the belvedere of Cap Roux, the Mont Vinaigre, the Perthus ravine, the gorges of the BlavetThe island of Porquerolles
Located 10 minutes by boat from the Pointe de Giens, 7km long, Porquerolles is the largest of the Golden Islands. A true paradise, you will be amazed by its unspoilt nature, its authentic charm and its sublime landscapes. You will have the choice between, in the North: white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters or, in the South, cliffs, steeper landscapes and wild scenery that you can admire from the Lighthouse with a 360 degree view. Finally, the interior will allow you to enjoy the local flora and fauna: vines, olive trees, pines, lemon trees, orange trees, mandarin trees, eucalyptus trees and the emblematic cicadas of ProvenceSaint-Tropez
Charming fishing port, international capital of the jet set, refuge of painters, Saint-Tropez is a little bit of all that. During the summer period, victim of its success, Saint-Tropez is difficult to access; if possible, choose the off-season for a visit in complete peace of mind. During this period, this village with its incomparable charm reveals all its splendour: ochre and pink facades bathed in incredible light, medieval alleys, narrow passages, secret gardens, poetic squares, the Ponche district with its small fishing port... not to mention the many restaurants where you can discover the local cuisine. Its 12 kilometres of coastline offers no less than 6 beaches, making Saint-Tropez a true natural settingThe Gorges of Verdon
This immense canyon is the result of the erosion of the Verdon River and presents gigantic cliffs of limestone rocks. The panoramas offered are breathtaking and the Provençal villages nestled on the edge of the faults are real perched sentinels. A road allows you to discover the gorges and its majestic landscapes. In order to fully enjoy this exceptional site, pedal boats and kayaks are also a very good option.