History & spirituality in Provence

Domaine La Gayolle, a gourmet and cultural must-see during your camping holiday in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d'Azur.

Domaine la Gayolle - Brignoles

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Don't miss a visit to this magnificent, historic vineyard during your camping holiday in Provence! Located just a few kilometres from the campsite, Domaine La Gayolle offers a great range of local wines to taste, plus superb architecture and an exceptional green setting.

Musée des Gueules Rouges in Tourves

Musée des Gueules Rouges - Tourves

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Your family campsite in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d'Azur, invites you to discover the secrets of bauxite mining and aluminium manufacturing with a visit to the Musée des Gueules Rouges in Tourves. Located just a few kilometres from La Londe-les-Maures, this fascinating museum promises to delight all the family!

Tour of the Château d'Entrecasteaux

Le Château d'Entrecasteaux

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A listed monument, the Château d'Entrecasteaux offers a fascinating delve into the marvels of the Middle Ages while you're holidaying in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d'Azur, with highlights including original furniture and paintings, and a beautiful Le Nôtre-style castle garden... A magical encounter with old stones!

Aubagne – the capital of the Provence Santon figurine

Aubagne - Provence Santon figurines

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Christmas has long gone and our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® has put away its Christmas tree and Santon figurines… But let’s keep the magic going a little longer… While you’re holidaying with us, treat all the family to an excursion to Aubagne, in the heart of Provence, just 1¼ hours from the […]

Visit Chartreuse de la Verne in Collobrières, a stone's throw from your favourite campsite

Chartreuse de la Verne - Collobrières

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Located just a short hour from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the Maures hills lie at the heart of the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, next to the gorgeous little village of Collobrières (12 km) and Chartreuse de la Verne, also called the Monastère Notre Dame de Clémence de la Verne. Built on a rocky outcrop to […]

 Saint-Maximin Basilica

Saint-Maximin Basilica

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Located just a short hour from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, or Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume Basilica, a historical monument since 1840, is one of the Var area’s most remarkable monuments. Mary Magdalene has been worshipped in Provence (pilgrims also visit her tomb in the Sainte-Baume hills every year) for many centuries. Interestingly, among all the […]

Bormes-les-Mimosas - Camping de La Pascalinette®

Spiritual tourism in Bormes-les-Mimosas

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We thought it was time to talk a bit more about the beautiful medieval village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, located just 15 minutes from your favourite four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®. Let’s start with the Château des Seigneurs de Fos. A listed monument since 1931, this medieval castle marks the highest point of the village […]

Excursion to Abbaye de la Celle - Brignoles

Abbaye de La Celle

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Located less than 45 minutes from our four-star campsite Jardins de La Pascalinette®, the Benedictine monastery of La Celle, or Abbaye de La Celle, was built between the late 12th century and early 13th century. Boasting characteristic Provencal Romanesque (medieval) architecture, it has been a listed monument since 1886. Recent archaeological digs have unveiled the […]

Our Lady of Graces in Cotignac

Notre Dame de Grâces Sanctuary - Cotignac

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A stroll in the heart of Provence Verte, at the foot of the Verdon Canyon, just over an hour from the campsite: discover Cotignac Notre Dame de Grâces sanctuary.

 Tour Fondue - Giens

Tour Fondue - Giens

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You’re probably already familiar with Plage de la Tour Fondue beach and the Tour Fondue snorkelling trail and you know that the boat leaves from here to whisk you away to Porquerolles, the beautiful pearl of the Golden Islands located just a half-hour drive from your favourite campsite! So let’s talk about the Tour Fondue […]

Museums

Musées proches du camping

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There’s no need to wait until it rains to taste the combined pleasures of culture, art and holidays! The Var area is home to so many museums, often located near the campsite, that it’s quite feasible to enjoy a day out in town, at the beach or exploring one of our beautiful old villages and […]

Carmignac Foundation - Porquerolles

Carmignac Foundation - Porquerolles

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Situated a stone’s throw from Fort Sainte Agathe, on Porquerolles island (one hour from the campsite, take the boat bus from La Tour Fondue), the Fondation Carmignac harbours a magnificent collection of around 300 contemporary works of art. Inaugurated in 2018, the foundation hosts temporary exhibitions as well as an excellent artistic and cultural programme. […]

Notre Dame de Consolation in Hyères

Notre Dame de Consolation in Hyères

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Set on Costebelle hill, just 20 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®, Notre Dame de Consolation chapel was rebuilt after the ancient sanctuary devoted to Notre Dame was destroyed during the Allied Landings in Provence in 1944.  Of simple, contemporary design, the chapel features magnificent stained glass windows, retracing the story of the sanctuary since […]

Dolmen de Gaoutabry

Dolmen de Gaoutabry

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Located in La Londe-les-Maures, 15 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette® (6.6 km), the Dolmen de Gaoutabry is one of Provence’s biggest Megalithic monuments. It is also the Var area’s largest dolmen and a listed monument since 1988! Standing in the Maures Hills to the North of the Signal de Favanquet landmark, it overlooks Giens […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camping de La Pascalinette® and La Londe-les-Maures

Campsite & la Londe town

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Camping de La Pascalinette® and la Londe-les-Maures :140 years of shared history! The story of Camping de La Pascalinette® is closely tied to that of the town of La Londe-les-Maures. It is the story of one of the Var’s oldest and now most-modern campsites, with its water park, multisports ground, gorgeous mobile homes, spacious caravan […]

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, […]

Brégançon Fort near the campsite

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 […]

Bormettes Castle

Château des Bormettes

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Located less than 4 km from Camping De La Pascalinette®, Château des Bormettes is a beautiful vineyard forming part of La-Londe-les-Maures’ reputed wine growing area. The Château des Bormettes vineyard is planted with 173 acres of vines set on hillsides facing the Mediterranean Sea and beautiful Golden Islands. The vineyard pans out around Pic Saint-Martin […]

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, […]