Carnoules and the Tortoise Village

The Provencal village of Carnoules will charm you with its narrow streets, its shops and its authenticity. There are two activities to do in Carnoules: discover the steam locomotive on display at the entrance to the village and visit the Village des Tortues. Since 2017, the Village des Tortues has settled in Carnoules. An association for the protection of reptiles has taken up residence at the Village des Tortues with the aim of raising public awareness of the biology and protection of reptiles, of studying and protecting wild populations, and of welcoming and caring for injured wild turtles. . The Village des Tortues de Carnoules invites you to discover more than 1,500 turtles from all over the world during an intelligent, entertaining and eco-responsible outing.

Thoronet Abbey

The Thoronet Abbey was built between 1160 and 1230, it is one of the three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. This architectural masterpiece was in peril after the Revolution, there was a very important renovation in 1841. During your visit to the “Wonder” of the Cistercian abbeys, you will appreciate discovering the different spaces that have kept all their charm and all their authenticity: the remains of the hotel, the cellar, the cloister, the remains of the refectory, the wardrobe, the parlor, the dormitory, the church and the monks' cemetery.

The Chartreuse de la Verne

In the heart of the Massif des Maures and very close to the village of Collobrières, discover the Monastery of La Verne, housed in lush greenery. Since January 1921, this exceptional monument has been classified as a “Historic Monument”. During your visit, you will enjoy discovering the small cloister, the large cloister, the chapter house and the bell.

Mediterranean beaches

It will take you only 30 minutes by car to reach the first beaches of Hyères-les-Palmiers. You will enjoy observing these large expanses of fine sand, practicing nautical activities, but also relaxing during a lazing and sunbathing session. A little further, in Bormes-les-Mimosas, we advise you to go to one of the most beautiful beaches in the region: Estagnol beach.

Provencal markets

To discover the local culinary specialties, to meet the producers of the region and to taste the fruits and vegetables soaked in the sun of Provence, we invite you to meet at one of the many markets in the area. .

Thursday, meet in Pignans, Friday at Luc en Provence, Saturday at Puget-ville, and finally Sunday at Collobrières.

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The Castellet circuit

A few kilometers from our hotel-restaurant in Carnoules, is the Castellet circuit, the Paul Picard circuit. The year is punctuated by beautiful automobile competitions which will delight enthusiasts. We invite you to meet at the Castellet circuit to attend the Bol d'Or, the Sunset Bike or even the Fun Racing Cars. Beautiful sensations will be on the program of your visits to the Castellet circuit.

Gorges du Verdon

About a hundred kilometers away, you will be in the heart of the famous Gorges du Verdon or on the banks of the famous Lac de Sainte-Croix. Let yourself be seduced and charmed by this enchanting landscape, which perfectly combines the turquoise blue of its water and the green of its nature. Whether you prefer to indulge in idleness, bathe in refreshing water or explore the Gorges by pedal boat, you will find beaches and nautical centers on the shores of Lake Sainte-Croix.