The Var hinterland :
the authenticity of the Provence Verte !

Want to get away from the seaside and discover the Villages of the Var ? Follow the guide ! Take a step up towards the Var hinterland, towards the Dracénie.

First stop, the village of Tourtour

Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it is also one of the highest villages in the Var with a panorama overlooking 100 km in the round. This perched village dominates a part of Provence. It has preserved its typical character of an old village with its old stones, its fountains... For the anecdote, Tourtour was one of the candidate villages for the title of the French favourite village in 2015 !

Let’s continue the visit to Sillans la Cascade

This charming village has everything to seduce you and mainly its waterfall. Come and admire this jewel of nature nestled in the heart of the Var, a waterfall worthy of the most beautiful islands ! Take the path from the village to arrive on a panoramic terrace overlooking this waterfall with its turquoise water. You can also take advantage of the many hikes starting from the village.

A few kilometres away, discover Cotignac

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

Continuing your walk, pass by the village of Entrecasteaux

Admire the castle and its garden !

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

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

After this beautiful loop, last step of the visit : Les Arcs sur Argens

Ancient medieval city, you will discover the charm of this village by walking through its narrow streets, its ramparts and calades which go up to the château. Don’t miss the chapelle Sainte-Roseline located on the outskirts. Les Arcs sur Argens is mainly known for being a high place of viticulture of the Côtes de Provence.

The time of a day you could discover another aspect of the Var, a more authentic and Provencal part.

More information :

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

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