Les Mayons

Sprawling on its spur of schist rock, Les Mayons looks very much as it did in the days of the colliers or the miners of Pic Martin and St Daumas. Crowned by the Maures massif above, the village still lives by the rhythm of the neighbouring forest.
The grand-père châtaignier (‘Grandfather chestnut’) a venerable tree planted in the Middle Ages, serves as its monument.
Leave your car, and explore the trails from the village on foot, by bike or on horseback. You will discover the Provence of the Maures, of maritime pines, cork oaks and orchards of sweet chestnut trees with their heady scent of resin and tannins. And you will find the finest viewpoints in the whole region, with views encompassing the Mediterranean and the Alps.
Les Mayons has many producers making honey and chestnut specialities to age-old recipes.