A tourist circuit
in the Var to discover
Green Provence

Are you spending your holidays on the Côte d'Azur? Why not escape to Provence Verte for a day... Our tour of the Var takes you through some of the most beautiful villages in the hinterland. Landscapes, architecture, atmosphere, smells... We'll take you on a discovery of the authenticity and traditions of Provence!


Le Val,
typical little village in the Var

Just over fifty kilometres from Hyères lies our first stopover. Le Val lies in a long, narrow valley, between two ranges of pine and scrub hills. At the heart of the village is a beautiful Romanesque church, with the clock tower and its delicately crafted campanile beside it. All around are roofs of soft pink tiles. Further on, a sinuous line of greenery leads down to the river. It's a checkerboard of vineyards, olive groves and gardens, punctuated by old fortified towns.


of the Var vineyards

The second stop on your tour of the Var is a visit, on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, to an exceptional vineyard. We'll take the opportunity to taste the different wines and olive oils. Some vineyards offer the option of a visit by electrically-assisted bicycle, another way of exploring the vineyards and soaking up the scenery.


Picturesque lunch
in Cotignac

After these tasty discoveries, we'll head for Cotignac via tiny roads through sublime scenery, rivers, vineyards, olive groves and old fortified towns. Then it's time for lunch in the village square, in the shade of the plane trees, in a typical Provençal atmosphere. You'll be plunged into a novel by Marcel Pagnol... We'll be sure to show you around the village, its narrow streets, its troglodytes and its 17 fountains...


An afternoon dedicated to
to the most beautiful villages in the Var

Then, take a drive along the paths to Entrecasteaux and Tourtour, a village perched at an altitude of 635 m, "the village in the sky of Provence". The stone houses topped with round tiles, the Place des Ormeaux, the vaulted passageways and sun-drenched alleyways... It's all there!


Last stage,
Le Thoronet Abbey

We'll be visiting a jewel of Cistercian architecture: Le Thoronet Abbey. A place of meditation and thought renowned for its incredible acoustics - talk about a sonic miracle! With your eyes full of images and your taste buds full of smells and tastes, it's time to return to your place of residence via the picturesque roads of our beautiful country.


Day trip

  • 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Meeting place

We pick you up at your accommodation.


900 (7 people maximum)

  • Tour, tasting and lunch package: +70 €/person.

of note

Included in your tour of the Var

  • Organising and running the day
  • Snacks
  • Transport in a private van

Extra charge

  • eBike outing: ride through the maquis or visit a vineyard.

Don't forget

  • Swimming costume and towel
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • ...
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Make the most of your stay in the Var
to discover the hinterland

The Var is, of course, renowned for the beauty of its beaches. But it has many other wonders to offer the curious who take the time to explore its winding roads leading to treasures of authenticity.

Green Provence,
an unspoilt region

Provence Verte is an area located between the Sainte-Victoire mountain to the west and the Argens river to the east. It comprises 43 communes, including many picturesque villages.


Picturesque lanes, stone houses and shady squares... Churches, fountains and wash-houses... Our tour of the Var will transport you to a Provence that lives up to the image we have of it, a world where time fades away.

Nature & Heritage

Lavender, olive trees, pine trees, vines...

Between lush green hills and rolling vineyards, unique landscapes unfold before your eyes. You'll be introduced to the famous garrigue, the scrubby vegetation typical of Mediterranean limestone soils, the mere mention of which transports us to the novels of Marcel Pagnol. It's an experience that will connect you deeply with the very essence of this exceptional region.

Castles, chapels, monasteries...

Provence Verte's heritage boasts more than 50 listed monuments. Not to mention countless perfectly preserved buildings that bear witness to local history. Would you like to visit a particular place? We can tailor the programme of your sightseeing tour in the Var to give you the day out you've been dreaming of.


Let's define the ideal programme together
for your tour of the Var.

The day promises to be rich in discoveries.


Specific features of the buildings, architectural details, monuments... Every village has its treasures.

Wine tasting

Did you know that the Var is home to France's oldest vineyards?

Olive oil tasting

Do you know nothing about the subtleties of olive oil? Get ready for a fascinating taste experience.


Want to relax in the shade of a pine tree? All you have to do is ask.


Where are the best places to capture all the beauty of Provence Verte? We'll take you there.


How about stopping for a few moments by a little river to cool off?


Walk in the maquis or visit to a vineyard (extra charge)

Discover Provence Verte in a private van!

Do you have any questions about our tour of the Var?


A tour of the Var
under the banner of comfort

To ensure that your journeys are as stress-free as possible and that you enjoy the scenery to the full, we select top-of-the-range vans that are perfectly maintained. These luxury vehicles are equipped for your utmost comfort: Air conditioning - USB sockets - Child seat on request.


A passionate guide to help you discover the wonders of the Var hinterland

Passionate about this enchanting region, your guide will make your tour of the Var an unforgettable experience. Attentive to your needs, he'll share his love of every corner of the region with you. His experience and ability to put himself at the service of a group guarantee you a top-of-the-range service.


Environmental awareness

SecreTrip believes in sustainable tourism

Convinced of the strength of the link between tourism and the land, we do our utmost to create unique experiences that celebrate our natural and cultural heritage. SecreTrip is committed to :

  • make you aware of the need to respect the sometimes fragile ecosystems we live in.
  • play an active part in the development of projects rooted in our superb region.
  • promote local producers and local traditions.

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