[EN] Var: day trips from Roquebrune sur Argens (Provence Côte d’Azur)

Last update: 19th November 2023

Are you staying in Roquebrune-sur-Argens? It’s very central, offering mountains, forests, sea, villages, and heritage sites—all within a day’s reach. Here is our list. Please refer to our article dedicated to activities in Roquebrune sur Argens too.

This is a joint article: my father, André, has compiled his top places to visit while avoiding the crowds. My list includes additional stops in Provence and the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera). As always, your feedback is more than welcome. Enjoy the read!

André's perfect week when staying in Roquebrune sur Argens

Verdon Canyon - photo André Abbe
  • Don’t miss: the walk along the Estérel coast between Saint Raphaël and Le Trayas.
  • If you’ve got the time, the one along the Maures coast, between Saint Aygulf and Cavalaire, as far as Hyères for enthusiasts. Combine it with a walk in the Maures massif towards Collobrières on the outward journey or on the return journey, for a 12-hour circuit, not including rest stops.
  • Avoid driving to Saint Tropez, especially during vacation periods. It’s better to take the boat to Sainte Maxime.
  • Spend a day visiting the beautiful villages nearby: Figanières, Callas, Bargemon, Claviers, Seillans, Fayence, Callian, Montauroux. Take your pick.
  • In the northern part of the Var département, the road along the left bank of the Gorges du Verdon overlooks the most sumptuous landscape in Europe.
  • Monument lovers won’t want to miss the Cistercian abbey of Le Thoronet ( 45′ from Roquebrune) and La Verne Abbey, between Grimaud and Collobrières.
  • The Fréjus arena has been somewhat disfigured by recent renovation work, but the cathedral is well worth a visit.

What to do in one day near Roquebrune sur Argens

Visit villages near Roquebrune sur Argens

Roquebrune sur Argens is central:

  • South: sea, villages of Saint Tropez and Saint Maximin, Maures forest
  • East: Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Italy
  • West: Aix en Provence
  • North: Gorges du Verdon, Alpes

Please find the start of the start of a list!

Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is best reached by boat. Check if boats run from Saint Raphaël. During Summer, boats also run from Sainte Maxime and les Issambres.

By car, traffic jams should be expected!


The options are endless:

  • Swim, snorkel, dive, surf
  • Ski, snow rackets
  • Hike, walk, run
  • Cycle

The « sentier des douaniers » (a path that follows the Med’ coast) is a must. 

The « Rocher de Roquebrune » (Roquebrune’s rock) where you park on the South to have a nice 1-hour climb to the 3 crosses on top.


Activities include

  • Concerts: abbaye du Thoronet for classical
  • Museums

More to come!


The best places to chill out include

  • Calanques (small spots where to hang-out or swim) in Saint Aygulf
  • Beaches in Boulouris (Saint Raphaël)

Still to come


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