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).
Unique collection of exotic birds and rare plants. Open all year (dogs not allowed). At Route de Valcros in La Londe (83).
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).
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).
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).