To the north are the fabulous Verdon gorges, the Lake of Sainte-Croix and the low gorges, with turquoise water and grandiose landscapes in an exceptional, unspoiled landscape. Discover the area by canoe, pedalo, motor boat or guided boat trip.
In the centre of the department, the Argens runs from west to east before plunging into the sea at Fréjus. The 114km of river pass through completely different landscapes: the green Sourn Valley, the rapids at Arcs-sur-Argens and the red rocks at Roquebrune-sur-Argens, before opening into the sea at Fréjus…
To the east, the Lake of Saint-Cassien in the Pays de Fayence is paradise for swimmers and fishers. The trees that go right up to the water’s edge give this place a wild appearance, which is particularly appreciated by migratory birds.
The department also includes numerous small lakes, rivers and streams, which are often refuges for birds and wildlife, such as the Lake of Escarcets in the middle of the Maures plain, a National Nature Reserve.
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