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Massif des Maures mountains

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With a surface area of 135,000 hectares, the Massif des Maures mountains extends from Saint-Raphaël to Hyères. It reaches its peak at an altitude of 780 metres near the Notre-Dame-des-Anges priory. From this place, the view of the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. The vegetation of the Maures mountain range mainly consists of chestnut and cork oak forests, maquis (dense Mediterranean shrubland) and maritime pines. Between Le Lavandou and the Saint-Tropez peninsula, the 'Corniche des Maures' is a magnificent road running alongside the sea, dotted with pleasant seaside resorts, such as Cavalière, Le Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer ou encore Cavalaire-sur-Mer.

Rich in chestnut trees, the Massif des Maures mountains is famous for its specialities based on chestnuts, such as candied chestnuts and chestnut jam. Head to Collobrières, the main village in the Maures mountains, to find excellent candied chestnuts. A sweet chestnut festival is held there every year in October.

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Massif des Maures mountains

Lac des Escarcets (© Jean Espirat)
Lac des Escarcets (© Jean Espirat)
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The Saint Daumas, Lake Escarcets (© Jean Espirat)
The Saint Daumas, Lake Escarcets (© Jean Espirat)
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Ruisseau des Mines (© Jean Espirat)
Ruisseau des Mines (© Jean Espirat)
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Ruisseau des Mines (© Jean Espirat)
Ruisseau des Mines (© Jean Espirat)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - The Great Cloister (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - The Great Cloister (© J.E)
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Another stream of the lake (© Jean Espirat)
Another stream of the lake (© Jean Espirat)
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The old tree of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
The old tree of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
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Roman bridge on the Mourgues stream (© Jean Espirat)
Roman bridge on the Mourgues stream (© Jean Espirat)
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Roman bridge on the Mourgues stream (© Jean Espirat)
Roman bridge on the Mourgues stream (© Jean Espirat)
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Woodland tulip - Plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
Woodland tulip - Plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
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Flora of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
Flora of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
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Flora of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
Flora of the plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
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Serapia neglecta - Plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
Serapia neglecta - Plain of the Moors (© Jean Espirat)
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Chartreuse of the Verne (© Jean Espirat)
Chartreuse of the Verne (© Jean Espirat)
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Chartreuse of the Verne (© J.E)
Chartreuse of the Verne (© J.E)
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Chartreuse of the Verne - La porteie (© J.E)
Chartreuse of the Verne - La porteie (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - The cellar (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - The cellar (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - The bread oven (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - The bread oven (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - The Little Cloister (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - The Little Cloister (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - West wall-wall and church steeple (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - West wall-wall and church steeple (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - Southwest Wall (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - Southwest Wall (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - Nave of the church (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Chartreuse de la Verne - Main portal (© J.E)
Chartreuse de la Verne - Main portal (© J.E)
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Southwest corner tower and secondary gate of the Verne Charterhouse (© J.E)
Southwest corner tower and secondary gate of the Verne Charterhouse (© J.E)
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Châtaigneraie de la Verne (© J.E)
Châtaigneraie de la Verne (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy (© J.E)
Collobrieres - Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - Church of Our Lady of Victories (© J.E)
Collobrieres - Church of Our Lady of Victories (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - The old bridge, on Real Collobrier (© J.E)
Collobrieres - The old bridge, on Real Collobrier (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - The Old Bridge - 12th Century (J.E)
Collobrieres - The Old Bridge - 12th Century (J.E)
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Collobrieres - The village seen from the old bridge (© J.E)
Collobrieres - The village seen from the old bridge (© J.E)
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Collobrières - The town hall (© J.E)
Collobrières - The town hall (© J.E)
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Collobrières - Interior of the chapel Notre-Dame de Pitié (© J.E)
Collobrières - Interior of the chapel Notre-Dame de Pitié (© J.E)
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Collobrières - Nave of the Notre-Dame des Victoires church (© J.E)
Collobrières - Nave of the Notre-Dame des Victoires church (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - Central street with shaded plot and fountain (© J.E)
Collobrieres - Central street with shaded plot and fountain (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - Entrance porch in the village high, ancient (© J.E)
Collobrieres - Entrance porch in the village high, ancient (© J.E)
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Collobrieres - Altarpiece and statue of Our Lady of Victories, in the church (© J.E)
Collobrieres - Altarpiece and statue of Our Lady of Victories, in the church (© J.E)
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Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
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Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
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Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
Collobrières - Ruins of the old Saint-Pons church (© J.E)
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