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Make a holiday rental gite or villa in Haut-Var – Verdon, France your home away from home

Haut-Var is a beautiful region of the Var department in the south of France, with a blissful Mediterranean climate, quaint mountain villages perched among the rocks of dramatic landscapes and the famous walls of the Verdon Gorge. Haut-Var is the gateway to the Cote d’Azur, yet this stunningly beautiful region has none of the hustle of the coast, simply allowing visitors to truly relax, soak up the culture and marvel at the astonishing scenery.

Things to do in Haut-Var – Verdon, France

The Gorges du Verdon or Verdon Gorge is famous throughout the world, especially in rock climbing circles. The gorge is the largest and easily the most impressive in France, dubbed ‘France’s Grand Canyon’. The stunning turquoise of the river Verdon that cuts through the gorge for over 25km marks the bottom, and as well as a huge range of walking trails, there are some 933 climbing routes, catering for every level of climber from the interested onlooker to the most experienced free-climber. There are few places that you can climb in such astonishing beauty, and taking a Haut-Var holiday rental can provide the ultimate climbing holiday.

White water rafting holidays are absolutely magnificent in Haut-Var. A huge amount of effort has been made to ensure that conditions remain at the highest quality throughout the year, and there are many excellent professional centres to ensure that each group attempts a suitable route down the River Verdon. Kayaking, white water swimming, tubing and hydrospeed trips along the river are also excellent fun.

The mountainous countryside of Haut-Var is awash with walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails of the highest quality. You cannot want for routes when staying in Haut-Var accommodation, and maps, hirelings and rental bikes are available from all the major towns and villages throughout the department. The charming mountain villages of Haut-Var provide fantastic spots in which to stop, relax and recharge during any tour of the region, often offering some remarkable historic sites, breath taking views and atmospheric restaurants in which to get a little refreshment before heading back into the wilderness.

Places to visit on holiday in Haut-Var – Verdon, France

The small town of Salernes is a beautiful, red roved town deep in the forested hills of Haut-Var. The town is wonderfully traditional, with sensational little restaurants to frequent as well as a handful of remarkable 13th century relics to explore. However, it is the magnificent horse riding and mountain biking credentials of the village that really draw visitors to the area.

Aups is an impossibly picturesque village high in the hills of Haut-Var. Known for the defensive tower that dominates the skyline, Aups is home to many sights, packed along twisting, medieval streets. The summer months see Aups filled with walkers and mountain bikers, whilst the winter months see the streets filled with black truffle hunters.

Tourtour is known as the ‘village in the sky of Provence’, due to its rocky perch overlooking the landscapes of Haut-Var. Tourtour is hugely popular with tourists, not only for its magnificent location, but also for the magnificent restaurants that call Tourtour home.

Airports in Haut-Var – Verdon, France

When taking a holiday in Haut-Var accommodation, a hire car is essential as you are travelling deep into the French countryside. Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN) is slightly closer to the area than Nice (NCE), but there are far more options for flights arriving from the UK if you use Nice Airport.

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                                                  Apartment #1036374a
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Studio #6329037
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Apartment #1982146
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                                                                                          Chalet #6497952
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                                                                                              Cottage #656205a
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #920150a
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Beautiful villa, lovely swimming pool & a very peaceful location

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The house was well suited to our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. Very spacious, good kitchen, and good sleeping layout. The biggest sell is the outdoor space - the pool is lovely & set slightly away from the patio which was good with young children. The rest of the garden is very tranquil and the surrounding pine forest lends handy shade & an air of privacy and a feeling of being away from it all. Actually, you're 5 mins from the Le Clerc at Brignoles & 10 mins from the motorway so you're not in the middle of nowhere. Overall, loved the house and definitely want to come back
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                  A charming and comfortable studio, ideal for two people, in a tranquil location with lovely hosts

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Martin and Anne made us very welcome and gave us lots of useful advice and information about how to make the most of our stay. Their delightful studio is well located, just on the outskirts of Jouques,and is well equipped with everything we needed. It has lovely seating areas in both sun and shade and is comfortably furnished. Jouques is a a traditional unspoilt French village with good restaurants and shops within walking distance and a convenient bus service into Aix which we took advantage of for a break from driving. There are so many places to see that you probably need to stay longer than a week as we did to enjoy all the sights.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016