Cote d' Azur
Bay of St Tropez taken from the Col du Bougnon
St Tropez (23km)
A chic waterfront town with its pavement artists, cafés, restaurants, designer shops and fabulous boats. There is also a naval museum in the citadel and a art museum L'Annonciade to visit. Extremely popular market day is held every Saturday morning. To get to St Tropez there is a boat taxi from Les Issambres or Ste Maxime.
Ste Maxime (8km)
A very popular seaside resort, with an abundance of restaurants, shops, pavement cafés, a large marina, casino with golf course and Aqualand nearby. There is a market held on Friday mornings. During summer evenings there is live entertainment and firework displays are often held.
Ancient Roman town, with popular market on a Saturday morning and pavement cafés/bars and shops.
Lively port with lots of restaurants and bars. A market is held on Friday evenings, and every other Friday evening during July and August, a spectacular fireworks display can be seen from the port. Nearby is Aqualand and go-kart racing.
Gorge du Verdon (1 1/2 hours away)
One of the most spectacular gorges in Europe, where you can hire kayaks and canoes.
Roquebrune sur Argens (15km)
Ancient walled town with beautiful lake and breathtaking natural attraction of the "Rock", which towers over the lake. Canoe hire is available.
Port Grimaud (17km)
French "Little Venice", has a delightful waterfront dwellings, restaurants and gift shops.
St Aygulf (7km)
Has a beautiful large sandy beach with clear, shallow sea which is ideal for families. There are bars and food vendors on the beach front. Paragliding hire is available.
For a wonderful day trip you can also visit Grasse (Famous for its perfume manufacturing), Cannes, Nice and Monaco. which are all favourite resorts of the rich and famous.