At the heart of the French Riviera, Camping Site de Gorge Vent is ideally located to start exploring the region, scattered with historical, cultural and natural gems. You can visit the typical villages and taste the regional products of the Var. Fréjus, the lively centre of the region, is located near legendary towns like Saint-Tropez (30 min) Cannes (15 min) and Monaco (1 hr).
You’ll be appreciating strolling by the sea in the various beach resorts like Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël and discover the beaches and creeks of the Mediterranean coast. You’ll be fascinated by the great number of festivals, markets and evening entertainment all through the season.
Those who are looking for adrenaline can choose from a number of outdoor activities, located at just a few minutes from the campsite: Jet Ski, climbing, scuba diving, hiking and mountain biking in the hills of the Esterel mountains.
Saint-Tropez is often known for its Jet Set image, with stars and celebrities looking to be seen in summer. Still, this small beach town is worth a lot more than that. Saint-Tropez is a ravishing town with pastel tinted houses edging the rocks and dominating the coast. The Annonciade houses a great number of creations of painters who were attracted to the town by the end of the 19th century: Signac, Bonnard, Braque, etc.
Nice, a town with an Italian touch, is divided between the vast seafront avenues edged with luxury hotels and the old town centre, a lace of narrow streets with colourful houses set around the Cours Saleya, boasting the flower market. The wealthy history of Nice has left some amazing monuments like the arenas of Cimiez, the Russian church and the castle offering a splendid view on the Baie des Anges.
Monaco is often described as a principality with operettas and rococo palaces. However, Monaco holds a lot more treasures one can imagine, like the oceanographic museum housing more than 350 species of fish, sumptuous tropical gardens hanging on a cliff and the elegant casino designed by Charles Garnier.
The village of Porquerolles gave its name to the island it sets on. It is the biggest and most southern island of Hyères. The northern side of the island boasts lovely beaches between the pine trees, while the more steep southern part is hollowed with creeks. From the lighthouse boulevard, at the southern end, you’ll have a great view on the entire island.
Thanks to its worldwide known and prestigious festival, Cannes is the star of the French Riviera. However, once the celebrities have left, the town is worth a stroll along the Croisette boulevard, to admire the luxury palaces. Offshore from Cannes, the Lérins islands will offer you a great outing.
As the capital of perfume, Grasse is first of all famous for the vast flower fields grown to create the most expensive fragrances. The old town centre, with arches and narrow streets, boasts red and ochre fronts that evoke sunset colours. A visit to one of the famous perfume makers is an absolute must (Fragonard, Gallimard and Molinard offer free and guided visits).
Marineland in Antibes is a sea world attraction park, inviting visitors to meet with sea animals, from friendly sea lions to fearful sharks and white polar bears. The dolphin and killer whale shows are the park’s highlights. You can also choose to accompany animal-carers for a moment with dolphins or sea lions.
Saint-Raphaël, leaning against the hills of the Esterel, is a well-appreciated beach resort. The seafront with shops and restaurants is a lively place, ideal for lazing on a terrace. The belvedere of the Bonaparte gardens offers a great view on the bay. Lovers of culture can visit the archeological museum.
The renowned beach resort of Fréjus is first of all a town of history with wealthy heritage. The Romans have left an amphitheatre, theatre and aqueduct. The episcopal buildings of the 5th century with a cathedral, cloister and baptistery are part of the oldest ones of France. The pagoda of Hông Hiên, built by Indochinese soldiers of the French army in 1917 and the memorial of the wars in Indochina remind us of the military past of Fréjus.
The Verdon has traced an itinerary through the mountains of the French Riviera, and has hollowed out Europe’s biggest canyon in the limestone. For 50 kilometres, the emerald green waters of the river slowly run in the shade of some impressive cliff walls. In the heights of the canyons, hiking tracks offer dazzling views, allowing you to admire the surrounding landscape in all its splendour.
The typical Provençal beach resort of Hyères offers the old town centre on one side, with a lace of streets and pink or ochre houses, and the 19th century district on the other side, with elegant villas built between 1850 and 1880, to house the wealthy winter visitors from all over Europe and particularly from England.
The town of Toulon nestles at the end of one of the most beautiful roads of the Mediterranean Sea. Marked by the military past of its basis, the town offers classical and elegant districts, with several naval buildings, including a beautiful museum dedicated to the Navy. The old town centre is a jumble of alleyways, built on the old fortifications of Toulon.
Aqualand is the biggest water park of the French Riviera. This park, located in Fréjus, offers a wide range of water attractions, from giant slides to hot tubs and water play gardens for toddlers. The entire family will enjoy a day at this water park.
This park in Fréjus offers a wide range of attractions. Whether you’re looking for sensation or not, the entire family can choose from 50 attractions: ghost train, Ferris wheel or bungee jumping. The park inaugurates new attractions every year. Toddlers will also be delighted: Babyland is an enclosed space with 13 attractions designed for young children.