The Var is active throughout the year, and winter is marked by festivals and events linked to the land. The mild climate means these great festival days can be fully enjoyed.
December begins with the ‘Fête du Millésime’ in Bandol, to taste the new Bandol appellation vintages. Next comes the ‘Winter Festival’ in the superb Domaine du Rayol in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer. An absolute must-see is the ‘Festival of Light’ in Saint-Raphaël during the build-up for Christmas.
January begins with the ‘Day of the Black Truffle’ in Aups and the ‘Fête de la Saint-Marcel et des Tripettes’ in Barjols.
February heralds the beginning of the ‘corsos fleuris’ with one in Bormes-les-Mimosas, followed by processions in Cavalaire-sur-Mer and Sainte-Maxime. Plant-lovers won’t want to miss ‘Mimosalia’ in Bormes-les-Mimosas.
In March, the ‘corsos fleuris’ continue in Lavandou and Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Toulon hosts ‘Bacchus’ to celebrate Food and Wine.
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