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    Cœur du Var

    All the landscapes of Provence come together here

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    A rich heritage

    Visit the Cistercian abbey of Le Thoronet, stroll through village alleyways in or linger on the perched chapel circuit from Sainte Philomène in Puget-Ville to Vieux-Cannet

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    Unspoilt nature

    Walk in the Maures massif, ride on the Maures plain or cycle in the hills covered in garrigue scrubland and pine on over 100km of marked trails

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    Taste a great Provence rosé at its vineyard, sample honey, chestnut cream, olive oil, seasonal fruits and vegetables, or wander through the markets

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    Leisure activities

    Meander among trees, see tortoises, get up close to butterflies, drive a Formula 1 or go back in time aboard the tourist train’s ‘Micheline’ rail car

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    Breaks for families and couples

    Enjoy charming bed & breakfast accommodation or the freedom of a campsite, stay in a gîte, be bowled over by something more unconventional, or choose a traditional hotel.

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    Cultural events

    Thrill to the sound of medieval music in the Abbaye du Thoronet, or celebrate young French and international musicians at the Chien Rouge in Le Cannet or the Nuits Blanches in Le Thoronet.

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    11 villages, 11 surprises

    Besse lake, the Carnoules locomotive, the Pierre Plantée menhir, Vieux-Cannet, Vieux-Flassans, the legend of the flying donkey, the Hexagonal Tower, le Grand-Père Châtaignier, Notre Dame des Anges, Le Thoronet Abbey, and Sainte Philomène chapel

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Thoronet Abbey

With its sister abbeys, Silvacane and Sénanque, Thoronet Abbey is one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence



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Our varied landscapes will enchant all those who love wide open spaces. Walking, horse riding and mountain biking: all you need to satisfy your thirst for nature is here.



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This is an area of reputed vineyards, with exceptional climatic and soil conditions for wine-growing and production.

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