Local Attractions

  • Surrounding Area

    Brignoles (approximately 5 minutes by car) is the capital of central Var. As a sous-prefecture it is a lively working town but also benefits from an old town with much historic architecture – including a museum with a 3rd century sarcophagus - and an extensive Saturday (morning) market, thus providing every modern convenience whilst still maintaining its rustic charm.

    Camps La Source (approximately 15 minutes on foot) is a small typical Provencale village, ancient and unchanged. Village life rotates around a small school, the bar cafe and the boulangerie. The narrow streets and shuttered buildings give a taste of the traditional French way of life.

  • Beautiful Beaches

    For beach lovers, there are several fantastic beaches stretching along the coast from Le Lavandou to St Raphael; these can make a pleasant change from the villa’s private pool although they can become very crowded on the weekends as the French bring their families to the coast.

  • Not to be missed

    The Gorges Du Verdon is a river canyon that is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and often referred to as France’s own "grand canyon". Around 25 km long and up to 700m deep, at the end of the canyon the Verdon River, which is famous for its startling turquoise green colour, flows into the artificial lake of Lac de Sainte-Croix. This spot is very popular with tourists where available water activites are: wind-surfing, sailing, catamaran, fishing, pedal boats, kayaking and motorboat rentals.

  • Other Attractions

    Port Grimaud is located on the French Riviera seven kilometres west of Saint Tropez and seven kilometres south east of Sainte Maxime. Known as the "Venice of Provence", Port Grimaud is a charming village of Provençal-style houses, based on a network of canals built around four little islands. The colourful houses are typically painted with soft pastel colours of ochre, pink and turquoise and feature shutters with wrought iron balconies and roofs of terracotta Roman tiles whilst the houses are linked by bridges over the waterways and surrounded by gardens.

  • The high life

    St Tropez is about an hour’s drive away and, in addition to its famous beach, is great for shopping and admiring the boats. Monaco, and all its attractions, can be found a further 30 minutes east by car. Settle down in a cafe outside the Hotel de Paris to watch the stars coming and going – a must for F1 lovers around the time of the Grand Prix!


The villa is situated between Brignoles and Camps La Source.

For every day food shopping there are a number of supermarkets in town with one conveniently situated a short drive away.

Slightly further afield, on the road to Forcalqueiret, Auberge des Tuilieries is an award-winning restaurant, a real must for food lovers.

We highly recommend a number of attractions that are well worth a visit during your stay: Bormes les Mimosas, famously one of the most beautiful villages in France unravelling down its hillside in a cascade of little streets, stairways and flowers; the Abbaye du Thoronet, a majestic 12th century Cistercian abbey; the yacht club in the port of Hyeres is an ideal spot for a fresh fish lunch in amongst the boating fraternity; the towns of Orange to the north-west and Frejus to the east which each house an amphitheatre along with some of the oldest ancient Roman remains in the area; and finally further afield, Monaco, the playground of the rich and famous!

During your stay in Provence you can also participate in wine tasting at one of the many nearby vineyards. Our particular favourite is Chateau Margilliere. Other local attractions include go carting, golf and mountain biking but in order to obtain a full list of forthcoming events, and other places of interest in the area, we recommend a visit to the Tourist Office in central Brignoles.