Our campsite in Var, the perfect starting point
to explore the joys of the region
Exceptional tourist sites all around Fréjus
Between the gulf of Saint Tropez and the bay of Cannes, halfway between Toulon and Nice and less than 100 miles away from the superb Verdon Gorges, our campsite in Fréjus is ideally located in Var, right in the heart of Côte d’Azur. During your stay at the Ecolodge L’Etoile d’Argens, make the most of this idyllic situation and go and explore the wonderful region of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and its many treasures.
From the idyllic beaches on the shores of the Mediterranean sea to the charming villages caractères villages nestled in the summits of Provence, and don’t forget the towns on the coast, (where you will find numerous tourist and seaside-based activities). Where to go first? Head on over to the reception desk of our campsite in Var to find out everything you need to know about the activities and unmissable tourist sites of Fréjus.
Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur,
3 renowned terroirs
in an exceptional region
Fréjus, 2000 years of History overlooking the Mediterranean
Not far from the Maritime Alpes and neatly located in the department of Var, Fréjus is a town full of Art and History. It boasts a wide access to the Mediterranean, as well as 2 750 hours of sunshine on a yearly average. The historical centre of Fréjus is home to numerous sites and historical, tourist monuments, making the town one of the largest cultural destinations of the Côte d’Azur. Just some of the many unmissable monuments are The Roman Amphitheatre, The Roman Aqueduct, the Roman Theatre, The Archaelogical Museum, the Museum of Navy Troops, and the Villa Aurélienne.
A seaside resort as well as a tourist haven, Fréjus is also home to many beaches and rocky inlets along the sea shore. The town has even been labelled “Pavillon Bleu” (The Blue Flag) in honour of the quality of its bathing water. On top of the many clubs and restaurants found on the beaches, Fréjus is also the epicentre of many other tourist activities. Why not go and visit Aqualand, Luna Park or the François Léotard nature base?
Saint-Aygulf, and its beaches of fine sand
The provençal village of Saint Aygulf can be found a hop, skip, and a jump away from our campsite in Côte d’Azur. The village is located on a charming shoreline, and boasts many shops and other quality activities. Attached to Fréjus, the commune of Saint-Aygulf is home to over 2 miles of fine sandy beaches, as well as a marina with a shuttle system (with paying fare) to allow you to discover the coast from the sea itself, from the Porquerolles to the Lérins Islands. The ponds of Villepey form a lagoon that stretches over 260 hectares and is abundant with exceptional fauna and flora (over 260 species of bird alone can be observed on and around the ponds.) The 3.5 hectare Parc Aréca, upon which you will find typical Mediterranean vegetation, along with the true essences of the region: eucalyptus, bamboo, palm trees…
Saint-Raphaël, between the Mediterranean and the Massif de l’Esterel
Just ten minutes from the Ecolodge L’Etoile d’Argens is the town of Saint-Raphaël, adjoining Fréjus. This town stretches all the way to the border along with the department of Alpes Maritimes. The Massif de l’Estérel predominates the town, and offers an abundance of possibilities to explore this preserved nature. Cycle up there or opt for a trek on foot. There are many remarkable sites to see: The Golden Islands, The Landing Beaches of Dramont, the Agay harbour, and the rocky inlets of Anthéor are just some of the many examples. On top of all that, many beaches of Saint-Raphaël have been awarded the famous Pavillon Bleu (Blue Flag) merit for their majestic beauty. Lastly, the Gulf of Saint-Raphaël is considered as one of the largest and most beautiful in all of Côte d’Azur.
Medieval Village ROQUEBRUNE-SUR-ARGENS and its rock formations
Only ten minutes or so from your campsite, this charming little provençal village will win your heart with its medieval coloured alleys and its natural features. Roquebrune-sur-Argens is predominated by an immense rock formation that can be climbed. Take the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle trail, and you will reach the top in just under an hour. Please note that the Roquebrune-sur Argens rock massif subscribes to a set of regulations determined by the prefecture in terms of fire safety. We ask visitors that any prohibited access to the massif be strictly respected. Failure to disrespect this regulation will lead to an immediate fine on site.
The Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the legendary destination of the French Riviera
Just an hour from Fréjus, Saint-Tropez is *the* must-see destination of Côte d’Azur. Located on the West side of the gulf of Saint-Tropez, the town: with its citadel, belltower, Lices square, a gendarmerie made famous thanks to the popular French film “the Gendarmes of Saint Tropez,” as well as the magnificent Pampelonne beach. All of this and more is available to you, your family and your friends staying in our Fréjus campsite. If you would rather avoid the roads, Saint-Tropez is also accessible by sea. A shuttle system, connecting Issambres Port, the commune of Roquebrune sur Argens and the port of Saint Tropez will get you there in less than 30 minutes. And not far off, discover the villages of Ramatuelle and Gassin, home to some of the other treasures the gulf of Saint Tropez has to offer.
The Golden Islands, otherwise known as Heaven on Earth…
Just an hour away from Fréjus, embark on the sea from Hyères, and head to the Golden Islands, an archipelago of islands comprised of the Islands of Porquerolles, Levant and Port-Cros, all accessible thanks to the many available sea shuttles. Each island possesses its own identity. Port-Cros is the first national marine park in Europe, and contains many magical underwater landscapes. Why not bring a mask and a snorkel and dive down to explore them? Porquerolles is the largest of the three islands, and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, coves and cliffs of Côte d’Azur. Finally, Levant boasts an abundant vegetation, as well as a world-famous nudist spot.
Cannes, Nice and Monaco, head for a road trip on the route to Italy
Just one hour from the campsite, the city of Nice: famous for its well-known Baie des Anges, The Promenade des Anglais, its carnival, and pebble beaches. Vieux Nice quarter is also rather popular, thanks to its shops and local specialities (socca, niçois stuffing, and the Saleya flower market.) The cultural side of the city is also a must-see: go and visit the opera house, the Cimiez arenas or the Matisse museum. Just thirty minutes away from the campsite, Cannes is world-famous for its film festival and its Croisette street, stretching from the Palais des Festivals all the way to Port Canto. The Suquet quarter, the Forville market and Vieux Port of Cannes have helped shape the historical soul of this town, a town that is perpetually moving. During the summer, the festival of pyrotechnical art will give you a chance to admire some exceptional firework displays. Finally, an hour and a half from Fréjus, discover the Principality of Monaco, with its Palais Princier nestled on the famous “rock”, its oceanography museum, and its exotic garden overlooking the Mediterranean and the famous Monte-Carlo casino.
The Verdon Gorges, and the Lake of Sainte-Croix
Home to the deepest canyon in Europe, the Verdon Gorges are some of the most beautiful and impressive natural sites in all of France. This area, on the top of every tourist list, located in Var, is just under an hour and a half away from our Fréjus campsite. The Gorges were formed from the erosion of the Verdon river, and are a fascinating phenomenon that attracts many a visitor. Many activities are available to try out on site in order to fully enjoy this natural, giant, spectacular wonder. Hop into a canoe-kayak, try sailing on the Lake of Sainte Croix, but also: try a spot of fishing, glide up in the air on a paraglider, head off for a hike, or bring your bicycle for a ride…
Moustiers Sainte Marie, and its fields of lavender…
During your adventure to the region of Verdon, don’t forget to stop for a visit of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. This village, located at the entrance of the great Verdon Canyon (10 min. away), and categorised as one of France’s “Most Beautiful Villages”, is also famous for its earthenware tiles! Moustiers is located between the Verdon Gorges and the Lavender Route. If you plan to visit between mid June and late August, you will find yourself immersed in a decor of bright, bold colours, while also being surrounded by the most gorgeous, enticing scents!
The villages of Provence Verte
Whilst enjoying your stay at the Ecolodge L’Etoile d’Argens, head over to Provence Verte and discover some of the most beautiful villages of Var. One of these examples is Tourtour, also classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. This perched village overlooks part of Provence, offering its visitors an incredible, 360 view in all directions. The village of Sillans la Cascade meanwhile, is home to one of Provence’s greatest treasures. A 42 metre-high waterfall, with enchanting, enticing emerald water. Nearby, the village of Cotignac, which took shape at the foot of a troglodyte cliff. From the top of the rock, you can also admire an equally superb view. Finally, the medieval city of Arcs sur Argens, with its stone streets and ramparts, is an unmissable stop when visiting Provence Verte.
The best wine-growing spots of Côtes de Provence
Famous for its rich landscapes, its diverse villages and markets, as well as its sun and sandy beaches, Var is also one of the top tier wine producers in France. Our department contains many wine-growing domains, and you may very well be invited to taste the famous wines of Côtes de Provence during your holiday at our campsite in Côte d’Azur.
A few examples you might sample: Côtes de Provence, a wine-growing domain of Château Vaudois. Located in Roquebrune-sur-Argens on the hills of Maures, less than a mile away from the Ecolodge l’Etoile d’Argens, the Château Vaudois is a wine-growing domain of the famous vintage, Côtes de Provence. This domain is located on an exceptional terroir laden with history which can be tasted in the quality of its provençal products. The domain’s specific location, its exposure to the Midi sun and the winds blown in from the Mediterranean Sea, protect the vines from diseases, which, itself diminishes the use of pesticides considerably. This wine-growing domain welcomes visitors and invites them to try and taste their unique wines all year-round. The proximity of our campsite to the Château Vaudois allows us to offer our guests wine-based( tourst activities, characteristic of our dear Region of Provence. By choosing to stay in our 5 star campsite, you will get the chance to visit the wine cellars of the Château Vaudois for free. Tours depart every Friday from 11 am (tours last one hour). If you would like to visit the Château Vaudois either on foot or by cycling there, the wine-growing domain also offers a the option of delivering your purchases to you at the reception desk of the Ecolodge l’Etoile d’Argens in the evening after your visit.