A Var and off we go

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Tired of your year? The best thing is to bet on a destination that for sure will delight you…

On the trail of artists

We know Saint-Tropez, from the incendiary red of the mythical Senequier café to the outrageous luxury of boats, which were once only made for fishermen. Incendiary and outrageous, attributes specific to a figure that marked the wearing of its seal: in two words Brigitte Bardot. Saint-Tropez for gourmets is also and above all its patisserie, so light and yet so rich : La Saint Tropez! But then what more can I say? Head for the coastal path, which takes you along a marine cemetery where residents can…chill-out! To believe that the flamboyant Eddie Barclay always pays himself the best view of Saint Trop’! On the way, we cool off at Les Graniers, where we sip our cocktail with our feet in the water.

On the trail of power

Get another coastal path, towards Bormes-les-Mimosas. Here we set out in the footsteps of another Brigitte…Macron, bien sûr! Beware of vertigo, the trail is somewhat steep. But after a ten-minute hike, a secluded cove offers us a breathtaking view of the presidential summer residence, on an initial idea of De Gaulle himself in 1968, the famous fort of Brégançon.

The most beautiful beach in Europe

Behind this clickbait title, an indisputable truth: it is on the island of Porquerolles that lies la crème de la crème of all beaches. Definitely a name that marked this year, because it is the beach Notre Dame that takes the holy grail. In addition to this slightly overcrowded beach, the island can be discovered either by bicycle or on foot. Ancient mill, olive fields of endangered species, sun-drenched vines are also not to be missed. After the effort, comfort. While waiting for the boat, enjoy rosé or local beer by the harbour.

We close the bracket of the Var with a stopover in Lavandou. Typical seaside town, with its wheel and beach huts. Here, the chairs are not limited to the blue color, as in Nice, or in green, as in the Luxembourg Garden in Paris, but come in many colors. Music lovers, enjoy the singers of bistros who compete from the first hours of the aperitif. If not, trust the Africa Express collective, founded by Damon Albarn, to delight your ears.

+ Music: Africa Express Feat. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot – Johannesburg+


With a little advance notice, you can get a return ticket from Paris to Toulon for about 40 euros! Think OUIGO

Drawing of the Fort of Brégançon by artist C.Will who can be found on Saatchi Art.

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