On the sea side, some 450 kilometres of coastline with enchanting coves and long beaches of fine sand; on the land side, picturesque perched villages and majestic forest massifs... From iodized sea spray to the heady scents of pines and eucalyptus trees, the Var gently unfolds under the omnipresent sun a cultural and natural heritage of a rare diversity. Every year, some 9 million tourists flock to enjoy family seaside resorts such as Hyères or Sanary, its architectural treasures such as the fascinating Thoronet Abbey and its hinterland with its steep hills ideal for hiking. Saint-Tropez is a must, and continues to be an attraction. Tourists stroll around the port known for its luxurious yachts, street painters, ice cream with a hundred flavours, merry terraces and luxury shops. The second largest tourist department in France, the Var is a territory with sparkling colours and exhilarating scents and flavours, whose charms have been praised for decades. While it is mainly appreciated by summer tourists, the Var offers beautiful discoveries all year round to the curious visitor who prefers its constant sweetness of life to its ephemeral popularity of July and August. The Var tourist guide will take you to discover its jewels such as the Gorges du Verdon and the Côte d'Azur.

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When to go to Var?

When to go to the Var? The two best periods to discover the Var are either spring or autumn, which corresponds to the low season. Hotel and restaurant rates are much lower than in summer during this period and the beaches are almost deserted. As for the climate, it is ideal, warm but not too hot, and you can often swim from spring to late November in autumn. Winter is the very low tourist season but the climate remains mild with the possibility of many hikes under the sun. The high tourist season is of course summer, in July and August, the roads are crowded and the fares are easily tripled. It is then really necessary to book your stay well in advance. The Var is, in fact, one of the most touristic regions in France and it is not only appreciated by the French but also by a very large number of foreign tourists. However, if you choose to stay in the Var in summer, it is the right time for outdoor festivals.

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9ème édition des Musicales dans les Vignes en Provence

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Pour l'été, le retour des soirées à thèmes à Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, dans le Var

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Le Grand Gaou Festival aura lieu à Six-Fours-les-Plages cet été !

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