About Provence East (The Var Department)

The Var department of Provence is an area of outstanding natural beauty where the mountains and the sea contrast to make an ideal holiday location, so whether it's tranquillity or activity you want the Var provides it all in abundance.
From hilltop to coastal it’s easy to enjoy the amazing scenery, with field upon field of vines and olive trees all bathed in the beautiful Provençal sun. It’s a photographer’s paradise!
The famed St Tropez sits majestically on the Mediterranean and contrasts vividly with the magnificent Verdon Canyon. With so many fascinating towns and villages to visit you will want to come back year after year.

With so many beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast line to visit, you can enjoy limitless soft white sands and warm seas, or the many ports where fresh fish are caught and sold daily on the quaysides.

Visit the perched hilltop villages steeped in history. While walking through the cobbled and paved streets you cannot help becoming absorbed in the typical Provençal way of life.

Cycling is a way of life for the French, without mentioning the famous Tour de France, during which you will find streets lined with excited spectators. For those who participate in cycling, you will find the roads in excellent condition and the motorists even giving you space!

Your new pied a terre is therefore just a train or plane journey away and you can be sat, sipping your wine within 4 hours of an airport in the UK or be languishing in the warm balmy evenings, listening to the Cigale call and the tiny croaking frogs, as the sun goes down on another perfect day.

Your holiday accommodation is never far from an International airport (Nice, Toulon or Marseille) or the high speed TGV,   station at Draguignan and you can be at your destination, normally, within one hour of arrival in the South of France.

With so many flavours, colours and seasonal fare, the daily markets are a pleasure to visit. Fill your baskets with locally grown seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, hand made cheeses, local wines and warm bread to make a sumptuous ‘al fresco’ lunch or dinner.
You cannot help but be seduced by the aromas and flavours of the food and wine in this vast region. Wherever you turn you will wonder at the many varieties of vines just bursting with grapes around harvest time. Provence can boast such a variety of flavours from these grapes, whether, red, white or rose, you will be spoilt for choice.