The Var hinterland :
the authenticity of the Provence Verte !

Feel like escaping the seaside and discover some typically Provençal Var villages ? Follow the guide ! Gain height towards the Var hinterland and the Dracénie.

First stop, the perched village of Tourtour

Ranked among the most beautiful village in France, it is also part of the highest perched villages in the Var with a panorama overlooking 100 kms around. This hilltop village dominates part of Provence. It has preserved its typical character of ancient village with its old stones, its fountains... For the story, Tourtour was one of the villages candidate for the title of the favorite Village of the French people in 2015 !

Let’s keep the visit going to Sillans la Cascade

This village full of charm has everything to seduce you and especially its waterfall. Come admire this gem of nature nestled in the heart of the Var, a waterfall worthy of the most beautiful islands ! Take the path from the village to reach a panoramic terrace overlooking the waterfall with turquoise water. You can also enjoy multiple hikes from the village.

A few kilometers away, discover Cotignac

A village built at the foot of a troglodyte cliff. Particularly beautiful and neat, it perfectly reflects the charm of Provence with its shady squares, fountains, market and bistros. Take the time to climb up the rock to admire the view of the hills, the olive trees, the pines, the vines...

Continuing your walk, go through the village of Entrecasteaux

Admire the castle and its garden !

Then drive through the vineyards on the roads of Provence, direction Le Thoronet

Visit the emblem of this site : its Cistercian abbey. Very refined, it will bring you a lot of peace.

After this great loop, the last leg of the visit : Les Arcs sur Argens

Ancient medieval city, you will discover the charm of this village by cutting through its alleys, ramparts and calades which winds up to a castle. Do not miss the Sainte-Roseline Chapel located away. Les Arcs sur Argens is mainly known for being a key place of viticulture of Côtes de Provence.

For a day you are able to discover another characteristic of the Var, a more authentic and Provençal part.

Learn more…

Tourist Office of Dracénie
2, avenue Lazare Carnot
83300 Draguignan
Tel. : +33 (0)4 98 105 105
Mail :

Tourist Office of The Provence Verte
Carrefour de l’Europe
83170 Brignoles
Tel. : +33 (0)4 94 72 04 21