Morning : Cannes - Saint Raphael - Agay - Le Dramont -
Afternoon 2 options :
- Abbaye du Thoronet & Provence Verte
- Saint Tropez & Côte Varoise
An escape full of surprises in the heart of Var Provence and Estérel mountains, a splendid route crisscrossing the Corniche d'Or (Golden cliff road, from Cannes to Fréjus and the treasures of its hinterland, Provence Verte (Green Provence), the largest forest in southern France , true lung of the South, in the heart of which hides jewels of our historical inheritance.
We will begin with a panoramic tour of Cannes and its famous seaside promenade called Croisette, famous for its show of stars during the International Film Festival, then we will climb on the promontory where stands its old town and the Suquet Tower and discover a wonderful 360 ° panorama overlooking Cannes, the Lerins Islands and the Massif des Maures.
Then, We will go through the Golden Corniche and its spectacular coastline with ocher jagged rock, wild and untamed, where the blazing red cliffs plunge into the blue of the Mediterranean. You will be fascinated by the small paradisiacal beaches, the extraordinary natural landscapes, the breathtaking panoramas & the astonishing villas, by crossing this tourist road which was one of the jewels of the beginning of the French automobile, skirting the sea and its spectacular trainline, scattered with viaducts and tunnels, testimony of the very talented french civil engineering of beginning XXst century.
We will take the opportunity to stop several times to admire the most beautiful views and natural sites.
After a lunch in a restaurant to taste the best Provencal specialties, 2 choices are available to us for the afternoon:
Option 1: Thoronet abbey, medieval village of Provence Verte (or vineyards & wine tastings)
A visit to the Cistercian Abbey of Thoronet, known as "the most perfect example" of 12th century Cistercian Romanesque architecture with clean and harmonious lines, one of the "3 Provencal sisters" with the abbeys of Senanque and Silvacane. (Guided tour Duration 1h30 Price 8 € / person).
If time permits, we can discover the beautiful landscapes of Provence Verte by strolling through the forests of oaks and vineyards to the troglodyte village of Cotignac or one of the most picturesque villages (Thoronet, Tourtour) or enjoy being in one of the best wine region in the world to visit a vineyard and taste excellent wines (Château de Berne, Château de Saint-Martin, for the most famous).
Option 2: Saint Tropez & the Var Coast
If you prefer to continue the coastal discovery, the coast from Frejus to Saint Tropez crossing its Gulf and the villages of Saint Maximin, and Port Grimaud offers charming and different landscapes passing by the sea and sandy beaches.
Port Grimaud is a project of modern architecture completed and unique, recreating a small Venice in Provence with a maze of canals and small bridges very interesting to make a photo/coffee/ice cream stop.
We can continue to the very famous Saint Tropez, an important port known for its yachts, its jet set, its nightclubs, its villas of stars, its luxury shops and its scenaries for French '60 cinema. In addition to its splendor and excesses, Saint Tropez is a village of fishermen and sailors with rich and interesting ancient history (especially from a maritime point of view) and the very beautiful old town, with its Medieval Citadel which offers a magnificent panorama overwhelming the roofs of the city and its gulf. Do not miss its famous and beautiful small and large sandy beaches, where Brigitte Bardot and more stars posed for several movies.
- Frejus: the Roman Arena, the Aurelian Villa, the Roman aqueduct and its Mediterranean park
- Vineyard Domains (wine tastings, visit of the cellar and wine making tools and lunch in the area possible on request)
- Different discoveries of medieval villages or picturesque sites of Provence Verte:
- The Castle of Entrecasteaux
- Lorgues The Garde-Freinet & the Plan de la Tour
- Roquebrune sur Argens & its famous rock
- The medieval perched village of Tourtour
- The fairy house
- The chapel Notre Dame du Glaive and its interesting panorama
- The lake of Carcès
- The Sillans waterfall
- The cliff of Cotignac
Lake of Besse-sur-Issole
Half-Day : from 60€/person
Full-Day : from 90€/person
Minimum of 4 persons to start a tour
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