OUR REGION, A REAL GEM!

03/02/2022 | Discover the Côte d’Azur
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When you come on holiday to La Pierre Verte à Fréjus, you can visit a magnificent region, between land and sea! Located 8 km from Fréjusour camping village is ideal for discovering our beautiful region: Var. It borders the regions of Bouches-du-Rhône to the west, Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence to the north and Alpes-Maritimes to the east and is bathed by the Mediterranean sea to the south! Our authentic and naturel region on the Côte d’Azur is a real gem to discover, between land and sea, made up of seaside cities but also typical Provençal villages and towns. Its wide variety of hilly areas and landscapes, from the sea to the mountains, make it a really special place. As do its Mediterranean climate and exceptional hours of sunshine!

FRÉJUS PASSION

Fréjus, a seaside resort in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, is a town with lots of art and culture, both traditional and modern, located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. It was the first military port of the entire Roman Mediterranean.

Fréjus (Forum Julii, the town’s Roman name) is steeped in history, a city of art and culture. With beautiful monuments, such as its arenas, amphitheatre (one of the largest in Gaul), the ruins of the thermal baths, an aqueduct and even the Porte des Gaules. You can also visit more recent constructions, such as the chapel designed by Jean Cocteau in 1961.

Nestled between the Estérel and Maures Massifs, it is also a holiday destination for all, with family or friends, including lovers of nature, the sea, recreation, outdoor activities, gastronomy, local Provençal produce, etc. A paradise within easy access from our camping village, with sumptuous white sandy beaches, the raw and authentic Estérel Massif, busy ports and urban city centres with tons of events!

SAINT-RAPHAËL: AT THE FOOT OF THE ESTEREL

At the foot of the Estérel MassifSaint-Raphaël, the neighbouring city of Fréjus, has incredible charm!

Our neighbour extends over 36 kilometres of coastline, between the Estérel Massif and the Mediterranean coast. With a wealth of coves and rocky inlets, its ruddy coastline contrasts with the blue of the Mediterranean to the great delight of holidaymakers. Its azure waters are complemented by its historical town centre, pedestrian streets, ports and also residential areas (Valescure, Agay), brimming with breath-taking panoramas.

Awarded the “Port de Plaisance Exemplaire”, “Station Nautique” and “Pavillon Bleu des Ports” labels, the town is listed as a natural site by the European network Natura 2000.

With ten million overnight stays each year, Saint-Raphaël is the number one tourist destination in Var! Lively and with plenty of cultural events, it is an essential neighbour for residents of La Pierre Verte.

GULF OF SAINT-TROPEZ: A WEALTH OF NUANCES AND CONTRASTS

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez also has incredible charm, with a wealth of nuances and contrasts.

You can explore on foot the narrow, pedestrian streets of its 12 charming villages, steeped in tradition, and teeming with artists and scents of the south along the nature trails.

Internationally renowned, Saint-Tropez is the highlight of this area of Var. This legendary village of the Côte d’Azur, which still attracts many stars, is bustling with activities. Shopping trips, visits to famous wine estates, museums steeped in history, meals at gourmet restaurants, sunbathing on magical beaches and all-night parties, you can do it all at St Tropez!

There are other municipalities to visit on the Côte d’Azur with blossoming charm, such as Cavalaire-sur-Mer with its amazing bay, Cogolin, its marina, Port Grimaud, the “Venice of Provence”, its lakeside city, Sainte-Maxime, and its many sandy beaches.

VILLAGES WITH AUTHENTIC CHARM

For their authenticity, you’ll fall in love with the villages of Pays de Fayence (Montauroux, Fayence, Callian, Seillans, Tourrettes, Saint-Paul-en-Forêt, Mons and Tanneron) and also with the villages of Dracénie and Haut-Var.

Lovers of nature can discover famous sites, such as the Verdon Gorge, but also Sainte-Croix Lake and Saint-Cassien Lake, fabulous waterside stop-offs, ideal for families.

ROQUEBRUNE-SUR-ARGENS: SUNSEAROC

At Roquebrune-sur-Argens, there is something for everyone, from chilling out on Les Issambres beach, to historical and cultural trips in the village, or even a Gourmet Walk to discover our local producers. Here, in our protected region, lovers of nature and wide-open spaces will be able to switch off and let go of time on a delightful digression from daily life. At Roquebrune-sur-Argens, you can, of course, enjoy various activities and unique and exclusive experiences. It’s time for good food with friends and family, afternoon activities for all, peals of laughter and late-nighters to set the world to rights!

Charge your cameras… this is going to rock!

Roquebrune-sur-Argens is one of the largest municipalities in Var. With an ideal geographical location on the Argens plain between the Maures Massif, the red cliffs of the western Estérel Massif and the Mediterranean sea, the municipality has exceptional local produce and covers three areas. La Bouverie is surrounded by green in the heart of the forests and vineyards. Overlooked by the majestic Roquebrune rock, the thousand-year-old village is a living testimony of its rich historic past. The ideal place to stroll through narrow, picturesque streets and succumb to the typical Provençal village charm. In the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the seaside resort of Les Issambres is characterised by its coastline of alternating coves, rocky inlets and sandy beaches.

Roquebrune-sur-Argens, destination nature!

Roquebrune-sur-Argens is one of the largest municipalities in Var. With an ideal geographical location on the Argens plain between the Maures Massif, the red cliffs of the western Estérel Massif and the Mediterranean sea, the municipality has exceptional local produce and covers three areas. La Bouverie is surrounded by green in the heart of the forests and vineyards. Overlooked by the majestic Roquebrune rock, the thousand-year-old village is a living testimony of its rich historic past. The ideal place to stroll through narrow, picturesque streets and succumb to the typical Provençal village charm. In the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the seaside resort of Les Issambres is characterised by its coastline of alternating coves, rocky inlets and sandy beaches.

Focus on the beach: “Les Issambres, a turquoise digression!

8 km of wild coastline between Saint-Aygulf and Sainte-Maxime with a succession of beaches and rocky inlets, lined with umbrella pines and palm trees. Bask on the sandy beaches or more intimate coves. Each day, you will discover new scenery as you explore the coast path. At Les Issambres, all roads lead to the sea! San Peïre beach, with its seafront restaurants, is one of the few beaches on the coast to have been awarded the HandiPlage label.

Focus on leisure, for all the family

Roquebrune-sur-Argens: fun, laughter and happy memories! Lovers of heritage, local produce, chocolate and the Provençal way of life… the Gourmet Heritage Walk organised by the Roquebrune-sur-Argens Tourist Office is a must for you! Accompanied by a guide, visitors enjoy a 2½-hour guided tour, with gourmet tasting stop-offs. The Tourist Office treasure hunts are also a great success with families and little ones. Athletes and those with a competitive spirit should check out the village canoeing treasure hunt. An original activity that starts in the village and continues into the magnificent landscapes of the Argens at the foot of the rock. Genuine foodies will wander the village’s narrow streets in search of shop signs containing the word chocolate. The “Trésor Chocolaté” (Chocolate Treasure) is a treasure hunt ending in a sweet chocolate-tasting session with the chocolatiers of Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

Online bookings: Roquebrune guided tours Les Issambres | Roquebrune-sur-Argens Tourism (roquebrunesurargens-tourisme.fr)

Focus on heritage: Roquebrune-sur-Argens, thousand-year-old village with the charm of yesteryear!

Discover the history of this surprising thousand-year-old city overlooked by its rock. Everything began in about the year 1000, around a fortified position: the Castrum. Later, the village expanded along the Rue des Portiques, picturesque houses with archways located beside the elegant belfry and the large Parish church.

Where to go at Roquebrune-sur-Argens: “La Maison du Patrimoine”: Impasse Barbacane – 83520 Roquebrune-sur-Argens. A captivating museum that boasts amazing treasures: a 17th-century cold room, prehistoric artifacts discovered in the caves of the Blavet Gorges, a magnificent 18th-century ex-voto belonging to the Notre-Dame de Pitié Monastery and even a medieval garden, where you can rediscover the virtues and uses of ancient plants. “La Maison du Chocolat et Cacao”: Chapelle des Sœurs de la Charité de Nevers, Rue de l’Hospice 83520 Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Open the doors of this former 17th-century chapel and dive straight into the gourmet world of cocoa and chocolate. This unusual museum, whose walls are steeped in history, boasts an exhibition of items that tell the story of cocoa, from its origins through to the current day. A real trip back into childhood!

Focus on local produce: Roquebrune-sur-Argens, local produce par excellence!

It’s a generous time at Roquebrune-sur-Argens, nature provides in plenty and we offer sun-kissed fruit and vegetables. Whether it’s our exceptional wine sector, our passionate beekeepers, who are raising awareness on the crucial role of bees, or even our young Spirulina producer, local players endow our region with local produce par excellence!

Where to go at Roquebrune-sur-Argens: “La Maison du Terroir”: 4 place Alfred Perrin – 83520 Roquebrune-sur-Argens

A place where the flavours reflect the dazzling colours of the fruit and vegetables! Listen up gourmets, wine lovers, and foodies… Come and discover this boutique with the charm of yesteryear and taste the local produce of Roquebrune.

 

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