From the Var a Rosé Toast to Summer Sports in Provence
Just 10 minutes down the road from Cotignac is the charming village of Carcès, home to the stunning Lac de Carcès. The views are simply breathtaking and you don’t find many more romantic spots to watch a sunset in the area. But today I wasn’t after of romance. I wanted adventure, so continuing on through the village, 5 minutes further along the road you will come across a bright yellow and green canoe with a sign saying ‘New Evasion’.
Nature Evasion (formerly New Evasion) is a company that organizes great activities such as canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, biking and VTT (mountain biking) all around Provence.
…continue reading here to learn about options for canoeing, kitesurfing, biking, hiking and other fitness activities in the Var and along the coast near Bandol. Charlie tested out the fun but made sure to pack along a bottle of Mirabeau rosé.
Fun Activities in the Var
Susana Iwase Hanson lives in Cotignac, the founder of Provence Living Cotignac. She shares the following for family activities in the Var. Provence is blessed with cobalt blue skies and almost rain-free summers. The weather makes it the ideal outdoor destination for nature lovers and families with kids. One of many reasons why France is a popular holiday destination is you can drink wine or beer at lakes and beaches. Just remember to drink lots of water too, and use that SPF crème solaire! My top 10 family-friendly things to do in the Var this summer.
Looking other things to while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites including on the Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today.