Camping de La Baie snugs in the Bay of Cavalaire and benefits from an idyllic setting at the Mediterranean Coast. The campsite is located near the fine sand beaches and unspoiled creeks to laze and swim. Lovers of nature can enjoy the îles d'Or, a preserved nature surrounded by water or the Gorges du Verdon, promising lovely hikes. Along the entire coast, you can choose between Provençal markets and medieval towns. And not to forget the legendary town of Saint-Tropez, where international jet set and extraordinary cultural outings alternate.
Bormes-les-Mimosas, set against the hills, is one of the most colourful villages of France, with typical Provençal houses covered with pink tiles. From the old, medieval centre with narrow streets, you’ll have a splendid view on the îles d'Or. The marina is very pleasant for strolling through the Favière district. Through a botanic hiking track, you can discover the centre where flowers, mainly mimosas, are highlighted.
Proudly rising from its promontory, Gassin dominates the Saint-Tropez peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea and the vineyards of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The winding streets and picturesque houses of this typical Provençal village will invite you for a stroll.
There are only a few places in Europe that pay such an immense tribute to nature as here. In the foothills of the Alps, the emerald green water of the Verdon has been hollowing out the rocks for thousands of years to create an impressive canyon with dazzling cliffs. From the belvederes scattered along the hiking tracks like acrobats, you’ll have a breathtaking view on these splendid and vast gorges. To be explored by pedal boat, during a hike on the GR tracks, by raft, while canyoning or canoeing.
From the Pointe de Giens or Cavalaire a 35 minute crossing will take you to Porquerolles. The village is set at the heart of this island shaped like a croissant. It counts a great number of restaurants and bicycle hirers. Cycling is the best way to discover this island with lush vegetation, whether you use the road or the signposted tracks. The north of the island offers fine sand beaches and clear blue sea water. The south hides lovely calanques behind the steep coast.
Port-Grimaud was designed by architect François Spoerry and alternates the Provençal life and modern construction techniques. This lakeside town was built by the end of the 1960s. Shaded streets with shops and restaurants, a sunny and lively setting; Port-Grimaud is one of the most popular towns of the Côte d'Azur. The lovely centre counts 7 km of canals and is best to be visited by boat.
During the short crossing, you’ll be leaving the thriving coast of the Var behind, for a trip in nature on the island of Port-Cros. The smallest of the îles d'Or is also the most unspoiled island. That is why cars are prohibited and cycling is impossible. It is possible to hike though, by using the tracks that will lead you to secret beaches, hidden in the creeks of the island. Port-Cros is also ideal for scuba divers as the preserved sea water holds a great number of fishes. The La Palud circuit offers beginning divers the possibility to snorkel.
The village of Ramatuelle, set against the hills, is a gem of the lovely Pampelonne bay. Behind the ramparts offering a splendid view on the pink roofs of the centre, you’ll find a village with small streets and old houses made of stone. The many music and theatre festivals of the summer make it one of the most popular cultural sites of the Côte d’Azur.
Everything, or almost everything, has been said about Saint-Tropez. Still, 60 years ago, nobody would have thought this peaceful fisherman’s village of the Var, well appreciated by painting artists, would become one of the most world famous places and a popular place to be for the international jet set. Today, the town becomes alive during the summer, filling the marina with yachts of wealthy stars. Behind all the glamour, Saint-Tropez never lost itself and returns to its authentic self in low season. Then it becomes clear why so many painters fell for the colourful fronts at the marina. The Musée de l'Annonciade is dedicated to these artists and offers great collections with works of Bonnard, Signac and Picasso.
Behind the foothills of the Massif des Maures, Sainte-Maxime benefits from an idyllic setting where the good life has always attracted painters and poets. The ‘Plage des éléphants’ was named like that as a tribute to the writer of Babar, who stayed here for a while. The lively streets of the old centre of Sainte-Maxime will lead to the shaded seafront along the bay of Saint-Tropez and the beaches of Sainte-Maxime.