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The Maures Massif

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The Maures Massif - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var
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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.

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The Maures Massif

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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