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5 hilltop villages in the Var to visit in January!

This month, we invite you to take a trip off the beaten track… Or rather, off the waves!

Yes, it’s not just the beaches that are popular in the Var. The hilltop villages in the Var also charm many tourists every year.

And what’s more, at this time of year, it’s great fun to visit them.

You won’t be disappointed by the breathtaking panoramas, authentic villages or typical traditions!


 One of the most flower-filled villages in the Var. Tanneron, a hilltop village in the Var, is ideal for growing mimosa and eucalyptus. It is bordered by the Riou (to the south), the Siagne (to the north and west) and Lake Saint-Cassien (to the west).

Here, the mimosa symbolises luminosity. It grows abundantly here, almost everywhere in the wild. These are veritable “yellow forests”, where the scent is heady and persistent.

In fact, if you take the Mimosa Route between December and March, Tanneron is a must. It links Bormes-les-Mimosas to Grasse during the festive flower corsos.

At the same time, a number of mimosa growers open their farms to the curious. During your visit, you’ll discover the forceries, the rooms where the still-green mimosa blooms, the packing and packaging rooms, and the greenhouses where the young mimosa plants grow.

Finally, there are a number of walks starting out from Tanneron, offering visitors the largest forest in Europe.



 Known as the “gateway” to the Pays de Fayence. Bagnols-en-Forêt, the second most hilltop villages in the Var, is the first on the D4. It lies close to some splendid forests, offering numerous walks and breathtaking views.

Linking the Mediterranean from Fréjus to the Pays de Fayence, this commune combines the pleasures of the sea with those of the countryside.

What’s more, during your stay in Bagnols, you’ll have the chance to discover some historical anecdotes from prehistoric times right up to the present day.

In addition, there are numerous relics of the past to visit: the Oppidum de la Forteresse, the chapel of Saint-Denis, the chapel of Notre Dame de la Pitié, the chapel of Sainte-Anne and the chapel of Saint-Antoine.

Finally, outside the village you’ll find some old millstone factories, which can be reached on a number of walks.



Labelled “One of the most beautiful villages in France”. Seillans boasts a rich historical heritage.

With its typical narrow streets, tiered houses with tiled roofs and the harmony formed by the landscape and cobblestones, the village has all the hallmarks of Provencal authenticity. What’s more, when you enter the village, you enter a labyrinth of flower-filled lanes, vaulted passageways and cobbled pavements.

Seillans also boasts a rich medieval heritage: Saracen gateway, cobbled streets, 11th-century church, 12th-century chapel, feudal castle, etc. Take a guided tour of this small commune to better understand the history of this 3rd perched village in the Var.

A number of walks are also available from Seillans.



 Unique in the Var: an “open-air museum” village. Tourrettes, this hilltop village in the Var, offers a magnificent and unusual way to discover the village, where artists “dress” old stones.

 Come and visit the Maison du Lac, located on the shores of Lake Saint-Cassien. The Maison du Lac offers a unique scenographic space where you can discover the activities, heritage and local produce of the 9 surrounding villages.


 Known as “the pearl of the haut var”. Bargemon is the oldest and largest perched village in the Var. It is dominated by the bars of Blaque-Meyanne and the Col du Bel Homme (to the north) and the hill of Sainte-Anne (to the south).

Ramparts, fortified gates, castle ruins… Bargemon has preserved its medieval identity over time.

Set off to discover its authentic cultural heritage, taking in its flower-filled lanes, its many abundant fountains and the shade of several hundred-year-old plane trees.

Once you’re here, you’ll also have the chance to get to know the village better, by taking a “museum tour”. Musée Champêtre, Musée Mécanographie, Musée Honoré Camos, Musée des Fossiles et Minéraux… If you’re curious enough, you won’t be disappointed!

Treat yourself to a holiday between land and sea with Blue Sky Boat

How would you like to spend a few days between land and sea in the Var?

Spend a dream holiday by the sea and set off each day to discover one of the perched villages of the Var! Calm, authenticity, traditions, art, heritage… All the best stories are to be discovered in each of these villages.

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