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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Alright, this is not the French Riviera anymore, it's about a 2 hour drive. But if your stay on the Riviera is long enough and you have time to go here, it's absolutely worth it. Basically, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. I go there several times every summer. Here's a non-exhaustive list of things that you can do here: 1) Kayak / Pedal boat in the Gorges du Verdon. This gorge is insanely beautiful but during peak summer, there are just way too many people and it degrades the experience. 2) Lavender fields. If you're thinking of particularly famous lavender field pictures, they were probably taken here, on the Plateau de Valensole, above the Sainte-Croix lake. But the period to see them starts from mid-June until mid-July. After mid-July, you won't see many of them. And none the rest of the year. 3) Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village. It's a very cute village which is on the list of the 150 most beautiful villages in France. 4) La route des crêtes, meaning the "Ridge road". This road is very impressive, and watch out if you're scared of heights! It's a loop that follows the cliffs of the Verdon gorge where there are world-renowned climbing spots. There are several breathtaking viewpoints along it.”
  • 284 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Boat trips from Rayol and Le Lavendou provide an opportunity to view this unspoilt paradise.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous lake, beeches, restaurants, waterspouts, sight seeing, lavender fields .... stunning!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Endless hikes, varied terrain. Views on the trails above Antheor and Le Trayas over the coastline and sea are something else. Inland, you can find cool river ravines, surprising gumtree forests, as well as natural Provençal microclimates. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautifully restored abbey. Take the tour with the tour guide. They sing in the church and the acoustics are so fantastic! ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Toutes les enseignes de vêtements, Cinémas et restaurants dans un centre commercial moderne en plein air.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It's a waterpark, ideal for children and adults ! Great fun all day long and an unforgettable experience. We recomment going early in the morning and during week days to avoid crowd.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Event Space
“Festival International de la Mode et de la Photographie . Festival International du Design. Midi Festival.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Island
“The best island across the bay. Rent a boat in Cavalaire and head there for a day. Best part if you dare, stay over for sunset/dinner and head back home at night under stars. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Visite d'une usine de parfums historique Visit of a historic perfume factory Scoperta di una storica fabrica di profumi”
  • 68 locals recommend
Water Park
“Aqualand est un parc d'attraction aquatique avec de nombreuses piscines, toboggan et autres jeux !”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beach
“La célèbre plage de L’Almanarre, située sur la presqu’île de Giens est réputée pour ses vagues par vent d’Ouest, mais surtout pour son plan d’eau Off Shore par vent d’Est. Sur la plage de l’Almanarre, des zones sont exclusivement réservées à la pratique du kitesurf. Vous serez en pleine zone Natura 2000, entre flamands roses et tombolo. L’Almanarre accueille également l’Almanarre Kite Master, première étape de la Coupe de France de kitesurf qui a vu la participation de plus de 80 riders.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Island
“A boat trip from Le Brusc will take you to Isles des Embiez. It is a well kept secret in Var.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Island
“The Giens peninsula looks like an island. Its shape may evoke the image of a figure stretching both its arms. Everyone will find an activity to his liking in Giens : spear fishing, sailing, photos...”
  • 56 locals recommend
Theme Park
“OK CORRAL, pour partager tous ces manèges en famille et assister aux fabuleux spectacles western. Dès les beaux jours, n'oubliez pas vos maillots pour profiter des attractions rafraichissantes ! Osez l'Extraordinaire !”
  • 39 locals recommend
Garden
“Au Rayol près de Cavalaire A visiter absolument au printemps Magnifique jardin qui descend vers la mer. Très belle vue”
  • 56 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“An absolute classic, even more this year after all the beaches have changed! If you had to do 1 restaurant on the beach, it would be the one. Please book in advance otherwise you may not be able to go! Tel: +33 (0) 4 94 55 55 55 ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool place to have a drink beer and good bands playing ! Ideal for the 21st june "fête de la musique"”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and fantastic views across Portissol beach and the sea, also a great late night venue”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Lieu magique, vous mangez les pieds dans le sable avec une vue époustouflante sur l’île de Porquerolles. Chef au top, cuisine locale et pleines de fraîcheur. En couple demandée la table des amoureux. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Café-restaurant-salon de thé convivial et branché et tout fait maison. Des concerts y ont aussi lieu. Large horaire d'ouverture. Jardin arboré à l'arrière (ouvert aux beaux jours). Les desserts sont extras ainsi que leurs cocktails vitaminés servis dans des mason jars.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Au top du top, je recommande à 100%, trés bon restaurant, au bord de l'eau, idéal d'hiver comme d'été. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Très belle terrasse sur la plage des Sablettes. Très bon service. Très bonnes salades composées .”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant 1 étoile Michelin. Cuisine gastronomique provençale qui met à l'honneur la truffe. Très bel établissement.”
  • 22 locals recommend

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