The Massif de l'Estérel is definitely a must that should not be missed!
Characterized by the luster of its red rock that caresses the Mediterranean shores, the Estérel is a low altitude mountain range with steep and irregular slopes, as though chopped up to offer us extraordinary landscapes.
Emerging from the earth 250 million years ago, the Massif de l'Estérel covers 320 square kilometres. It is situated in the southeastern part of the Var department, with parts extending into the Alpes-Maritimes, and includes the communes of Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Bagnols-en-Forêt and Les Adrets de l'Esterel.
Many civilizations that have existed in the Mediterranean Basin have left their mark in the Massif de l'Estérel; a great number of tools have been found, such as the arrowheads exhibited in the archaeological museum of Saint-Raphaël.
It is a land of sports activities such as rock-climbing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Many trails have been marked out to let visitors discover and explore the landscapes and richness of this preserved region with its lush, colourful and fragrant vegetation.
The highest point in the Massif is the Mont Vinaigre, which culminates at 614 metres above sea level. The territory's peaks and summits include the Pic de l'Ours, the Saint-Barthélémy rock, the inlet and cape of Le Dramont and the Cap Roux belvedere.
The Massif de l'Estérel promises you grandiose landscapes and just as grand sensations!
Half of the Estérel is classed a "Natura 2000" zone.
Esterel hills and Mediterranean coast
The city of Fréjus and the Esterel Massif
Beach and the Esterel massif
Massif de l'Esterel - 83600 Fréjus