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Follow us for an unforgettable escapade in the South of France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and more precisely in the Var. We will make you discover this department in our way. Between the fine sandy beaches, the luxuriant gardens, the Gorges du Verdon, the Massif de l'Estérel, the famous cities like Bandol, Toulon, Saint-Raphaël, the islands of Porquerolles, Embiez or Port-Cros...one thing is sure, this corner of France is full of nuggets.
Discover without further delay our selection of ideas for a romantic weekend, well being or a luxurious getaway. You will find here a panel of activities which will allow you to decorate your stay in Var.
Once you've found your room or suite, it's time to think about activities. Of course, we know that you will take full advantage of the wellness facilities of your spa hotel or let yourself be pampered with a treatment or a massage, but don't miss the opportunity to go out and discover the wonders of this beautiful French department. The Unique Hôtel Spa team has gone in search of the must-do activities to do during a weekend in the Var.
Start your stay with a trip to the sea to reach the island of Porquerolles. Once there, discover all the treasures of this magical place on foot, by electric bike or tandem. During your walk, you will see the lighthouse, the church of Sainte-Anne, the mill of happiness, the garden of Emmanuel Lopez and the Carmignac foundation. If you want to recharge your batteries, put your towels on the beach of Courtade or the beach of Notre-Dame. Plan a whole day on this island, or on its little sister, much wilder, the island of Port-Cros.
Continue your weekend by visiting the castle of Roubine, a vineyard spread over no less than 130 hectares in Lorgues. For a few hours, visit the estate, the cellar, learn more about wine making and especially don't miss the opportunity to taste their classified wines.
Finally, opt for a bucolic stroll in the most beautiful villages of the Var. Among them, we recommend the villages of Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cotignac, Gassin, Le Castellet, la Cadière-d'Azur, Seillans and Saint-Tropez. You will leave with beautiful pictures in the colors of Provence.
The Var department is ideal for relaxing moments. With its beautiful spa hotels and its wellness activities that can be done at sunrise or sunset, you are bound to find something that suits your desires. We offer you an overview of the relaxation activities you can do.
If you are a morning person, take advantage of the cool morning air and the deserted beaches to do your yoga, pilates, sophrology and mediation sessions. You will enjoy a relaxing and soothing environment. Only the sound of the waves will disturb you.
Of course, during the vacations, it is also important to please the children. The department has several water parks. Go for a day of adventure or relaxation at the Aqualand of Fréjus, Saint-Maxime or Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. In addition to water games and slides, you will enjoy relaxing beaches while your children have fun.
If you want to relax in a mythical hotel in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, there is no lack of offers. Among those that we know and have tested, we can of course recommend some: The Castellet spa, crowned best luxury spa in Europe at the World Spa Luxury Awards 2021, will offer you a real haven of peace of 700 m² with a wide range of treatments, massages, a sauna, a hammam, an ice fountain and much more. The spa of the Bastide de Tourtour hotel and the spa of the Domaines de Saint Endreol Golf & Spa Resort also have beautiful infrastructures dedicated to well-being.
Finally, other hotels such as the Hotel Lily of the Valley, the Château de Berne, the Grand Hôtel des Sablettes with its Nuxe spa and the Hostellerie Bérard have magnificent wellness centers.
The Var offers many luxurious activities. To help you in your research, the editors of Unique Hôtel Spa have gone to find some ideas to do alone, as a couple, with friends or with family. We present you our selection below.
Dive into the world of luxury with a shopping session in the most prestigious boutiques of Saint-Tropez. Between Hermès, Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Longchamp...you will inevitably leave with a timeless piece.
Continue your stay by boarding the Brigantin II boat. For one hour, discover Saint-Tropez from the sea. The Citadel, the Ponche, the old Saint-Tropez, the Graniers beach, the Canebiers Bay, the villas and properties of stars and artists.
In search of beautiful gourmet addresses? We have a few beautiful gastronomic addresses to reveal to you. We recommend you to have lunch or dinner in the restaurant La Gaudina of the Terre Blanche hotel and let yourself be amazed by the cuisine of the chef Christophe Schmitt. Similarly, Chef Christophe Bacquié welcomes you to his three-star Michelin restaurant at the Hotel & Spa du Castellet. You will enjoy a pure and inventive cuisine. A meal full of surprises that you won't forget.
Finalize your escapade in the Var by putting yourself in the shoes of a Formula 1 driver at the Paul Ricard circuit. Emotions and sensations guaranteed!
Now that you have an idea of the activities and outings you can do in this department, it is time to organize yourself to take full advantage of your time there. For this, we have concocted a complete program for you over two days around the village of Sillans La Cascade and Saint-Tropez.
Concerning your hotel, we suggest you to book one of the rooms of the residence of the domains of Saint-Endréol. There, in addition to enjoying a natural environment, you will benefit from a hammam, saunas, indoor swimming pool, beauty treatments, massages, herbal tea room, a water course, a restaurant, a bar and a golf course with 18 holes. Here is the perfect combination for a successful stay!
If you are still hesitating about the choice of your spa hotel, take a look at the customer reviews posted on the internet. They will confirm you that this structure is exceptional because of the welcome of the staff, the quality of the services and the geographical situation of the hotel.
After your first night in your spa hotel or your arrival on the spot, take the road in direction of the Sillans waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in France. This unmissable site will dazzle you with its turquoise waters and its forest. Then, after this escapade, take the road to La Motte to visit this old medieval village. Then head for the restaurant of the hotel Le Saint Endréol. You will enjoy a refined cuisine made from local seasonal products with a panoramic view of the golf course. Then, after this invigorating break, take advantage of the hotel's facilities. In the afternoon, try your hand at golf and treat yourself to an enchanting interlude in the hotel's spa.
After leaving your room, we recommend that you spend your second day in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and more particularly in the Var region, discovering Saint-Tropez. There, stroll along the port and visit Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. For lunch, treat yourself to the cuisine of Chef Arnaud Donckele at the three Michelin-starred restaurant La Vague d'Or - Cheval Blanc - St-Tropez. Many options are available. In the afternoon, if you feel like it, board a boat to discover the Gulf of Saint-Tropez from the sea.
Do you still have some time left? Go and discover the lakeside town of Port Grimaud. Stroll along the canals and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Little Venice of Provence.
The department of Var (part of the PACA region) offers you many varied activities. Villages and seaside resorts, gastronomic addresses, spa hotels, beaches, nautical and cultural activities...you understood it whatever your desires are you will like everything in this beautiful department. Remember that everything is possible on the French Riviera. Luxury weekends in chic hotels, by the sea or sporty...there is something for everyone. Prepare without further delay your next vacations in Provence and book a room or a suite in a magnificent spa hotel in the Var.
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