Must-visit villages in the Var

There's no shortage of places, towns and villages to visit in the Var.

Here is our selection of the most beautiful villages to visit during your stay in the Var: Bormes-les-Mimosas, where Provence meets the Côte d'Azur, Cotignac and the art of living in Provence, Gassin or the lookout point on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Le Castellet and La Cadière d'Azur perched opposite each other, Seillans and the charm of a Provencal hilltop village and finally Saint-Tropez in the off-season for its charm and gentle way of life.

Typical villages to visit in the Var

There are plenty of other villages in the Var to visit that you'll really fall in love with. Whether they proudly bear the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" label or humbly display the "Villages de Caractère du Var" label, these towns are among the most beautiful in the Var, and they'll tell you all about the history of the Var. From tiny alleyways to picturesque lanes, from finely crafted bell-towers to babbling fountains, in the shadow of their châteaux or at the heart of their ramparts, you'll enjoy unforgettable visits and timeless walks..

In all, the Var boasts no fewer than 15 "Villages de Caractère du Var" and 6 "Plus Beaux Villages de France".

See the Villages de Caractère du Var website See the Most Beautiful Villages in France website

Towns and villages in bloom

You all know the little "ville fleurie" sign at the entrance to towns and villages. The towns and villages in bloom competition rewards local authorities for the flowers they put in their public spaces.In the Var, no fewer than 68 communes have been awarded the "towns and villages in bloom" label! Each year, exceptional prizes known as the "fleur d'or" are awarded in recognition of the efforts made. Four prizes have been awarded in the Var:

  • In Bormes-les-Mimosas, you'll find more than 700 species of flowers all over the town, earning the town numerous awards .
  • Hyères: 3 exceptional botanical gardens and a host of green spaces. The town has also been awarded the title of French capital of cut flowers thanks to its events and professional training.
  • Le Lavandou: the Corso Fleuri takes place every year, a parade of multicoloured floats covered in a multitude of flowers, accompanied by dancing and street performances.
  • Sanary-sur-Mer: awarded its 4th flower for over 15 years, the town is heavily involved in promoting its natural heritage and biodiversity. Take the opportunity to visit the olive garden, which boasts 500 trees and around a hundred varieties of olive.

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