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Sandwiched between the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Alpes-Maritmes and sharing the Côte d'Azur with the latter, the Var Département has a population of just over 1 million and a land area of nearly 6000 km.

Like most French counties the Var takes its name from a physical feature, the Var River which flows along it s eastern boundary.

The Prefecture of the Var is Toulon, the French Navy's main port, and the sub-prefectures are Brignoles and Draguignan. Important towns include the famous resorts of St-Tropez, Hyères and Saint Raphael. and for visitors interested in history and architecture there are Roman ruins at Fréjus as well as a splendid Medieval cathedral.

You can find out about all these splendid cities and resorts in the Var by downloading my app Provence’s Best

French Riviera/Côte d'Azur

Les Plus Beaux Villages de Provence


Resort of the Golden Isles


Village of the Brown Rock


A Plus Beau Village Perché


Final resting place of Mary Magdelane?


The Port that launched Napoleon's career

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by © Paul Shawcross