Take a walk in Var dept

Villages, landscapes and festivals… La Londe-les-Maures, Hyères and the entire Var region and Riviera offer a myriad of touring ideas starting out from “Camping de La Pascalinette” to make the most of your holiday!

Here are a few of our favourites – we hope you’ll enjoy them too!

  • Tourtour and its breathtaking views over the Var region.
  • Château de La Castille: a pretty castle with superb grounds and an exceptional treetop adventure course!
  • Hyères les Palmiers: the medieval quarter with its tower of the Knights Templar, view over the Bay of Hyères and many little bistros.
  • The Golden Islands (Iles d’Or): Port Cros National Park and Porquerolles with its bicycle rides and magnificent beaches…
  • Thoronet Abbey: a unique atmosphere!
  • Verdon Canyon: a spectacular and enchanting natural site!
  • The historical Port of Toulon and its naval base.
  • Mount Faron in Toulon: the summit can be reached by car, cable-car or on foot and offers exceptional views, a zoo and Allied Landings museum.
  • The lavender fields on Plateau de Valensole: brimming with colours, fragrances and… honey!
  • Moustiers Sainte Marie: famed for its bubbling springs, this hilltop Provencal village resembles a picture postcard.
  • Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume Basilica: an astonishing memory – two doves flying over the bride and groom just as they said “I do”…
  • Massif des Maures: cork oaks and unique vegetation.
  • Pépiole Chapel in Six-Fours-les-Plages: a voyage back in time in Provence.
  • Saint Tropez: a peaceful little fishing village outside the summer period…
  • Port Grimaud – the little “Venice of Provence”!
  • Bormes-les-Mimosas: its old quarter perched on a hillside, graveyard with stunning views and legendary mimosa trees.
  • Le Lavandou: an endless choice of bistros and an astonishing celebration on July 31st!
  • Collobrières: the land of the sweet chestnut. A pretty Provencal village producing one of Provence’s Christmas specialities – candied chestnuts!
    And many, many more enchanting places…
Jardin Botanique du Réal botanical garden

"Jardin Botanique du Réal" botanical garden

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Puget-Ville, located a little less than 30 minutes from the campsite, is set overlooking the Massif des Maures in a particularly-typical and authentic Provencal setting. The town is home to the Jardin Botanique du Réal – one of our favourite spots and the inspiration for our botanical footpath! Nestling on a hillside, the garden is […]

Village of Le Castellet

Village of Le Castellet

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If you’re a motor sports lover or know someone who is, you’re bound to have heard of the Paul Ricard racetrack or Castellet racetrack in the Var area, South of France, Provence-Meditteranean. The track welcomes a variety of major races every year, including the Bol d’Or, French Supermoto Championship, Truck Grand Prix and French Formula […]

The massif des Maures

The massif des Maures

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Located a few kilometres from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the Massif des Maures is a small mountain range in the Var area, between Hyères and Fréjus. Its name has changed several times over the centuries: Montem Maurum, Maura, La Maura in 1529 and Las Mauras de Bormettas (Les Bormettes… does the name sound familiar?). Historians […]

  Les Salins d’Hyères ancient saltmarshes

"Les Salins d’Hyères" ancient saltmarshes

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A fragile ecosystem, “Les Salins de Hyères” ancient saltmarshes in the Var are the perfect place for observing elegant avocets, white stilts and our legendary pink flamingos! Located less than 5 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®, just next to the pretty Port-Pothuau to the South of Hyères, already evoked in one of our articles, […]

 A Day in Italy

A Day in Italy

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Fancy an escapade in the birthplace of Tiramisu? Camping de La Pascalinette® is located just 2 hours from the Italian border (you can take the train too!). As you head along the Riviera, many tempting little villages with colourful façades await you – the nearest are Ventimiglia and San Remo, already brimming with Italian charm! […]

Mont Faron Feline Reproduction Centre

Mont Faron Feline Reproduction Centre

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Situated around 45 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the Mont Faron Feline Reproduction Centre set at the top of Mont Faron mountain isn’t a conventional zoo, but a breeding centre specialized in feline conservation. Unique in France and Europe, it is committed to the survival and reproduction of endangered species. Your kids will simply […]

The Town of Toulon

The Town of Toulon

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Located 27 km from the campsite, the town of Toulon, bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and set between sea and mountain, is also a military port (France’s largest naval base) and overflows with monuments, pretty quarters and surprises. The town’s rich history has left a legacy of ancient forts, towers, paved streets and […]

 “Calanques de Cassis fjords

“Calanques de Cassis" fjords

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While you’re holidaying on the French Riviera, Camping de La Pascalinette® recommends driving to the nearby Bouches-du-Rhône area to visit the “Calanques de Cassis” fjords. Located one hour from your favourite campsite on the highway (at the exit from Hyères), you will discover the charming little village of Cassis and Calanques National Park – an […]

The Three Mountain Passes (Trois Cols

The "Three Mountain Passes" (Trois Cols

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The Massif des Maures hill range in the Var area, home to Camping de La Pascalinette®, is located between Fréjus and Hyères. The “Three Mountain Passes” (Trois Cols) walking itinerary departing from Bormes Tourist Office can be tackled on foot or on a mountain bike. The loop measures around 15 km and takes around 5½ […]

 Moulin du Haut Jasson

Moulin du Haut Jasson

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During your stay at Camping de La Pascalinette® don’t miss a visit to Moulin du Haut Jasson on the road to Collobrières. This beautiful old domain produces organic olive oil – a must-have ingredient in Provencal cuisine! The domain’s fabulous olives benefit from the “AOP Provence” (Protected Designation of Origin) quality label. You can also […]

The Verdon Canyon

The Verdon Canyon

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Fancy a change from the seaside? Head off to admire the majestic and unforgettable scenery of the Verdon Canyon! The Verdon Canyon and Sainte-Croix lake – one of Provence‘s most beautiful lakes – are located 1¾ hours from Camping de La Pascalinette®. You’ll find plenty of parking areas around Sainte-Croix lake. Remember to take along […]

Ile des Embiez

Ile des Embiez

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Located offshore from Six-Fours-les-Plages (1 km) and adjacent to Toulon, “Ile des Embiez” actually comprises two islands connected by silt and alluvial deposits: Tour Fondue to the north-east and Ile Saint-Pierre. Port Saint-Pierre is easy to reach from the port of Le Brusc (42 km from the campsite) on the daily boat buses (12-minute ride). […]

 Coastal footpath

Coastal footpath

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A fun, family site with exceptional vegetation that values the simple things in life! Does that remind you of anything? Our campsite motto could also aptly describe the coastal footpath, also known as the “Sentier des Douaniers” (Customs Path).  The path is aptly named, because during the French Revolution it allowed customs officers to gain […]

Hyères-les-Palmiers

Hyères town

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An Official “Town of Art & History” since 2014, Hyères-les-Palmiers, located less than 15 mins from Camping de La Pascalinette®, boasts a rich architectural history dating back to Antiquity. From the ancient fortress of Olbia (meaning “happy”) at L’Almanarre (its land and underwater remains can still be visited), to the forts dotting the Golden Islands, […]

Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles

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Situated less than 10 kilometres from the campsite, on the hill where Hyères’ ancient castle lies, the architecture of Villa Noailles is truly astonishing. This avant-garde villa was built by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for the Viscount of Noailles and his wife, and features a fascinating Cubist garden and play on light and shade. Today, […]

 Sénanque Abbey

Sénanque Abbey

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Situated a little further from the campsite (2 hrs) than its little sister Thoronet Abbey, Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey is a Cistercian monastery still in activity, located in Gordes, in the Vaucluse area. Founded in 1148, it forms one of the “Three Provencal Sisters” alongside Silvacane and Thoronet. The abbey was so prosperous that a second abbey was […]

 Thoronet Abbey

Thoronet Abbey

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Located less than an hour from Camping de La Pascalinette®, Thoronet Abbey forms part of the “Three Provencal Sisters” alongside the Cistercian abbeys of Sénanque (Vaucluse) and Silvacane (Bouches du Rhône). Built between 1160 and 1230 and damaged during the French Revolution, its restoration work began in 1841. A listed monument since 1840, Thoronet Abbey […]

Jardin Emmanuel Lopez - Porquerolles

Garden E. Lopez

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Le jardin Emmanuel Lopez à Porquerolles Planted with around 2.5 acres of typical Mediterranean plant species, the Jardin Emmanuel Lopez on Porquerolles island, one of the marvellous Golden Islands, vie for beauty with our campsite’s exceptional vegetation – and we love it! It is also home to several species of palm tree. Emmanuel Lopez was […]

Sillans-la-cascade

Sillans-la-Cascade

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Fancy an excursion to Sillans-la-Cascade, situated 1 hr and 20 mins from Camping de La Pascalinette®? It’s summer, it’s very hot, the sun is burning and you fancy a change from your favourite campsite’s water park? Don’t miss the village of Sillans-la-Cascade, located just before you reach the Verdon Canyon. Simply slip into your trainers, […]

 Mourillon beaches

Les plages du Mourillon

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We encourage you to visit the very pretty Mourillon quarter in Toulon. Located 40 minutes from the campsite, a daily market awaits you in this genuine little Provencal village within the town, along with lively shopping streets and a waterfront lined with magnificent and very popular beaches. Enjoy your walk along the sandy or shingle […]

Collobrières: an invitation to stroll

Collobrières

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Located just half an hour from the campsite, the village of Collobrières is a small, 12th-century village perched on a hillside. It is especially famed for being the capital of the sweet chestnut and for its candied chestnuts. If you spend a little time there you will also appreciate the area’s natural simplicity, so typical […]

Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez

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Do you Saint-Tropez? Brigitte Bardot’s famous song is an ode to holidays, celebrities and the razzle-dazzle of the legendary village of Saint-Tropez. A buzzing tourist destination, this ancient fishing village is also a cultural hub, home to the world-famed “Musée de l’Annonciade” Post-Impressionist art museum.Its Provencal market is one of the Var area’s absolute musts! […]

Discover Giens Peninsula!

Giens Peninsula

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Giens Peninsula’s magnificent coastal footpath is located just 20 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®. Revel in a breath of invigorating sea air in the heavenly coves of Giens Peninsula, in Hyères, South of France, Provence-Mediterranean. Departing 300 metres after the little port of La Madrague, this 3-hour walk runs along the Var area’s coast, […]

Domaine de la Castille

Domaine de la Castille

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A unique site, Domaine de La Castille is a private domain open to the public, where visitors can roam amid beautiful and varied Provencal scenery. This magnificent, 740-acre estate features a myriad of walking trails running along the vines, river and canal, or crossing meadows and forests. In addition to a host of delightful strolls, […]

Port Grimaud : The Mediterranean Venice!

Port Grimaud

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If you dream of visiting Venice, look no further! Port Grimaud, the Venice of Provence, is located just 40 km from Camping de La Pascalinette®. This little fishing village, lined with colourful houses, can be explored on foot, by bike or by boat! A larger-than-life day out: with its exceptional viewpoints, luxury hotels and fabulous […]

Cable car to the Mont Faron

Le mont Faron

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We’re delighted to offer campers a new excursion idea this year: Mont Faron mountain in Toulon, 25 km (30 mins) from Camping de La Pascalinette®. To reach Toulon by car, take the main road, then the highway at the exit from Hyères. The cable car is accessible on foot and will whisk you up to […]

Plage du Monaco au Pradet

Plage du Monaco

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Plage du Monaco: Chemin de San Peyre – Le Pradet Located under 30 mins from the campsite (20 km), Plage du Monaco in Le Pradet is set to the West of the village. Spanning around 400 metres and lined with coves, this sandy paradise is one of the wildest beaches on the Var coast. Supervised […]

Shopping near the campsite

L'avenue 83

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If you enjoy a spot of shopping while you’re on holiday, this is a must-do. Some might even call it a Coin de Paradis® (Corner of Paradise)! “Avenue 83” is located in La Valette-du-Var, just 20 minutes by car from the campsite. This open-air mall features over 90 major names, restaurants, a cinema and children’s […]

Sainte-Asile beach (St Mandrier)

Plage de Sainte-Asile

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Plage de Sainte-Asile: Bd de Sainte-Asile – Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer Set on the southwestern part of the Saint-Mandrier peninsula, this sandy beach proudly sports the European Blue Flag. Lined with 3 km of veteran pines, it is the perfect place for a day out combining sunshine and welcome shade. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard in […]

Chapelle Saint-Georges beach

Plage de la Chapelle St-Georges

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Plage de la Chapelle Saint-Georges: Sentier du Littoral – Bormes-les-Mimosas 15 mins from the campsite (10 km) – sand & pebbles – paying car park – nearby restaurant. Alternating sand and pebbles, Plage de la Chapelle Saint-Georges takes its name from Saint George’s chapel visible on the hillside when you arrive at the beach from […]

Brégançon Fort

Fort de Brégançon

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The Var area, South of France, Provence-Mediterranean is packed with history, and Camping de La Pascalinette® is located near a plethora of must-see sights. A magnificent fort – one of our hand-picked Nos Coins de Paradis® (Corners of Paradise) – is located just 20 mins from Camping de La Pascalinette®! Set in the hamlet of […]

Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

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If you fancy a day out combining beaches, relaxation and shopping, head to Le Lavandou, just 20 mins from Camping de La Pascalinette®! Welcome to Le Lavandou: a little fishing village spanning 12 km and former quarter of the town of Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var area, South of France, Provence-Mediterranean. You can reach Le Lavandou […]

Hyères castle

Le château d'Hyères

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Camping de La Pascalinette® recommends taking a walk up to the ruined ancient castle set at the top of the town of Hyères. Park in Hyères town centre, 10 mins from the campsite. Explore the historic quarter and its maze of narrow, colourful old lanes dating back to the Middle Ages. The scent of fruit, […]

Camping Var - Balade à Bormes Les Mimosas depuis La Londe

Bormes-les-Mimosas

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Camping de La Pascalinette® recommends visiting the pretty village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, located just 15 minutes from your favourite campsite! Set clinging to a hillside at the heart of the French Riviera, facing the Golden Islands and at the foot of the Maures hills, this hilltop medieval village is one of the Var’s must-see places if […]