Between the Mediterranean Sea and inland Provence, more precisely between Fréjus and Hyères in Var, the Maures Massif is a mountain range with a lot to offer visitors. First there are the diverse landscapes of maquis shrubland, stone pines and forests of chestnut trees and cork oaks. All are ideal for a nice walk, bike ride or horse ride. Then there are pretty villages fragrant with the scents of Provence, like Collobrières and La Garde-Freinet. The Maures Massif is also home to abundant protected animal species like Hermann's tortoise. Squirrels, badgers, lizards, tawny owls, Eurasian eagle-owls and peregrine falcons share this preserved environment.
Take the Corniche des Maures, a wonderful road that runs alongside the sea between Lavandou and the Saint-Tropez peninsula. It is dotted with pleasant seaside resorts like Cavalaire-sur-Mer or Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, great places to relax.
Don't forget to travel up to the Signal de la Sauvette, the mountain range's highest point, at an altitude of 776 metres. The view from there over the verdant mountains, the Iles d'Or islands and the Giens peninsula is magnificent! Take the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Angels, located nearby and consisting of a chapel, small convent and cloister.