French Riviera - Saint Tropez - Massif des Maures - Saint Maximin - Sainte Baume - Sainte Victoire - Bandol - Hyères and Porquerolles Island - Gorges du Verdon - Thoronet Abbey - Cotignac - Fréjus - Saint Raphaël - Esterel
The Esterel is a mountain located in the Var and Alpes Maritimes, between Saint Raphael and Frejus, Mandelieu. It covers an area of 320 km2 and offers spectacular scenery: a volcanic rock with shades of orange and red, very jagged, valleys and narrow ravines covered with a thick Mediterranean forest. The torned Coast offers splendid views and plenty of coves where bathers come to sunbathe and freshener during the summer. The highlight of the Esterel massif is Mont Vinaigre (612 meters). His ascension rewards you with a magnificent view over the bay of Saint Raphael. There are many walking trails is the best way to discover this exceptional natural heritage. The peaceful Provencal village of Adrets de l'Esterel is located in the heart of the massif, a few kilometers from the coast. The view from the Adrets is superb: it extends over the bay of Cannes, the Esterel, to the Gulf of Saint Tropez.