Var Day Trips

Maison des Papillons
The Butterfly Museum is the former home of the photographer, JH Lartigue. It houses a huge collection of butterflies, and some family photographs. At at 9 Rue Etienne Berny in Saint Tropez (83).
Aoubre Nature Adventure Park
Private forest of 30 hectares, high ropes course, 100 meters high nets walk, small farm animal petting zoo, Orienteering, educational trails, butterfly garden with Biodiversity info Point. Located in the Var.
Azur Park
Leisure park and Fun fair, as well as a brasserie and two golf courses on site. At Gassin in the Golf of St-Tropez. Open in the evenings during summer from 20:30 to 2:00.
Tropical Birdland
Unique collection of exotic birds and rare plants. Open all year (dogs not allowed). At Route de Valcros in La Londe (83).
Coudou Parc
Adventure and activity park for children and adults. Rope bridges, rope ladders. Opening hours vary, check the park web site for details and prices. Limited English spoken. At 34 Rue de la Republique in Six Fours les Plages (83).
Var Tours
Coach tours throughout the Var with various coastal pick up points. Based in Cogolin. Can be booked a most costal Var tourist offices.
Les Bambous de Mandarin
Exotic bamboo park with over 80 varieties of bamboo plants. Guided tours in English. Also shop selling bamboo furniture. Open on Saturdays and the 1st Sunday of every month from Easter to November. At Montauroux (83).
Isle de Porquerolles
Island reached by ferry from Hyeres. No motorised vehicles on the island. Visitors can hire bikes. Restaurants, beaches, fort and shops.
La Pouncho
A company offering boat trips and private excursions around the peninsular of Saint-Tropez (83). Historical commentary available in English. Please see the website for excursion options.
Village des Tortues
Tortoise sanctury for the protection of local and international varieties of tortoise. Information boards at each enclosure in English and German. Guided tours available. Open March to November, 9:00 to 19:00. At Quartier les Plaines in Gonfaron (83).
Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus
The cloister of the cathedral of Frejus, built in the 12th-13th centuries. Open all year round, except public holidays. Guided visits available in English if reserved in advance. At 48 rue du Cardinal Fleury, in Frejus (83).
Air Odyssey
Sight seeing flights in 6-seaters over the Cote dAzur in small planes leaving from Cannes, Mandelieu and St Tropez air fields.
Provence Parapente - Tandem Flight
Discovery paraglider flights in Provence, accompanied by experienced pilot Pierre, who also speaks English. Take off from Bargemon or Mont Lachens in the Haut Var, with views to the Verdon gorge and Antibes. No experience necessary (83).
Provence Sightseeing Cote dAzur
Saint Tropez company organising sightseeing tours in delux airconditioned mini-bus with English speaking guide. Also airport transfers, events, private parties and VIP service for the Provence, Cote dAzur area. Contact BP 61F in Cogolin (83).
Chateau Entrecasteaux
Ancient XIth century fortress. The castle is open for a daily guided tours at 4pm from Easter holidays until June 15th on Sundays and holidays. Then till the end of September everyday except on Saturdays.

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