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 Massif des Maures is a small mountain range situated in the Var departement. Large about sixty kilometers, it extends between the towns of Hyeres and Frejus, along the Mediterranean Sea. Of the peninsula of Giens Hyères near the Gulf of Saint Tropez, the rugged coastline offers spectacular scenery. The interior is more wild, the terrain is difficult, steep slopes are covered with dense forests, roads passing through it are narrow and winding. Its dark and impenetrable to him named Provencal Lei Mauro or Black Mountain. According to historians, the name of the massif des Maures which comes between the eighth and ninth century have held the massive launching raids into the surrounding Provence. The Massif des Maures very nice houses in villages: La Garde-Freinet, Ramatuelle, Collobrières, Plan de la Tour, Roquebrune sur Argens, and close to the coast: La Londe les Maures Bormes les Mimosas, Cavalaire, La Croix Valmer, Ramatuelle, Cogolin, Grimaud and of course the famous Saint Tropez and Sainte Maxime.