Surroundings & Activities

Salernes

  • La Muie  :  Natural bath at "La Bresque"
  • Vallée Saint Barthélemy : Chapel, Spring and  Climbing Rocks
  • Dolmen "Tholos de la Lauve" : more than 4000 years old grave
  • Musée TERRA ROSSA : Ceramic Museum "7000 years Terra Cotta and Ceramic" with art exhibitions
  • Cinema "La Tomette" :  Movies and open-air projections during summer time
  • Médiathèque : Library

Close surounding up to 20 km

  • Villecroze : Parc with flower beds, caves, picnic-possibilities and children's games
  • Sillans-la-Cascade : Viewing platform and waterfall
  • Cotignac : Rocks and troglodyte-caves, Cascade du Gouffre
  • Lac de Carcès :  Picnic- and hiking-possibilities
  • Tourtour : "Village dans le ciel" with breath-taking view over the region
  • Aups : Old olivemill, holm oak and the well known truffel market in June, November / December
  • Monastère St. Michel-du-Var : Russian Orthodox Monastery
  • Artignosc : small lake close to the Basses Gorges du Verdon
  • Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon : a paradise for hikers (GR 4, GR 99 and GR 49) and nature lovers
  • Abtei von Thoronet :  old Cistercian Monastery from the XII. century
  • Typical, provençal villages : Villecroze, Tourtour, Aups, Salernes, Lorgues, Moissac-Bellevue, Entrecasteaux, Flayosc, St. Antonin du Var, Carcès, Cotignac as well as Draguignan
  • Many marked hiker- and bikertours
  • Markets : every day in another village with local products of fruit, salads, vegetables, honey, olives, oil, tapenades, cheese, lavender, soap, flowers, clothing, fabrics, Herbs of the Provence, meat and many articles useful as souvenirs
  • Monday :  Flayosc
  • Tuesday : Lorgues, Cotignac, Figanières, Montmeyan
  • Wednesday : Salernes, Draguignan, Tourtour
  • Thursday : Villecroze
  • Fryday : Entrecâsteaux,  Correns, Montmeyan, La Motte
  • Saturday : Aups, Carcès, Tourtour, Draguignan, Callas, Claviers
  • Sunday : Salernes, Régusse, Le Muy, Vidauban

During Summer : Night market in Salernes

La Muie

Sillans-la-Cascade

Monastère St. Michel-du-Var

Parc of  Villecroze

Basses Gorges near Artignosc


Excursions up to 50 km

  • Moustiers-Ste-Marie : picturesque village at the end of the
    Lac de Sainte Croix
  • Lac de Sainte Croix : Natural parc and big lake with lovely, various choices for bathing,  There are canoes - kayak and electric boats to rent (motorboats are forbidden).
    Surfing, fishing and rowing
  • Many hiking- and cycling-tours: for every one
  • Lac d'Esparron : Cliffs for sunbathing, climbing and pic-nic
  • The Gorges and Grand Canyon du Verdon :
    20 km long and up to 700 meter deep gorges, the Verdon is one of the most spectacular canyon of Europe.
    For active holidays : Canoe/Kayak and Paddle-/Electricboat-for rent, river rafting, paragliding,  delta planes, sailing, bungee-jumping from the Artuby-Bridge.
    933 marked climbing routes for every level (exercise rocks) and 300 meter long climbing tours in the lime rocks of the Gorges of the Verdon
  • Blossoming lavender- and poppies-fields in the area around Riez (from May to August) and a lavender distillation in Valensole
  • St-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume : Basilique from the XIII. Century

Lavenderfields

Moustiers-Ste-Marie

Lac de Sainte Croix


Excursions up to 100 km

  •  Côte d'Azur with St. Tropez, Sainte Maxime und Port Grimaud, St. Raphaël, Fréjus, Saint Aygulf
  • Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nizza, Cannes, Antibes with Marineland (Dolphins, Wales, Sharks etc)
  • Grasse and its world known Perfum-Producers (Fragonard, Gallimard) as well as the Museum of Perfumes
  • Ilands in front of Hyères (Porquerolles, Port-Cros, Le Levant)
  • The Planetarium St. Michel l'Observatoire, Céreste
  • The mountain Sainte-Victoire nearby Aix en Provence (1011m) : Paradise for hikers, climbers and nature lovers as well as inspiration of many artists

Excursions more than 100 km

  • Fête du citron in Menton, Carneval and fête du Mimosa in Nizza /  Cannes : End February/beginning of March
  • Monaco and Monte Carlo
  • Mont Ventoux :  for bikers und hikers

Grand Canyon of the Verdon

Pont de Galetas/Paragliding

Golf de Saint Aygulf