Destination guide

Var: cocktails on the French Riviera

Var, which lies in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, is most famous as the home of the star-studded celebrity hotspot, Saint-Tropez. The town certainly lives up to its glamorous reputation with upmarket beach clubs and elegant waterfront eateries. It's not all glitz and glam though. Away from the French Riviera lie quaint fishing villages, splendid sun-soaked islands and enviably vineyard-laden mountainous landscape, which provides thrill-seekers with the perfect playground for outdoor adventures. Don't even think about skipping the Gorges du Verdon, a deep water-filled canyon that just begs to be canoed.

Activities

Soar like an eagle in Var

Var offers a long stretch of achingly beautiful Mediterranean coastline dotted with golden sandy beaches and an interior characterized by dramatic mountains like the Massif des Maures. This varying topography provides playgrounds for all sorts of adventures from hiking the scenic coastal trails to cycling along the winding country roads. From the mountain summits you can take flight in paragliders to soar on the morning thermals for gorgeous views of the southern French landscape. Alternatively, kick back on the beach in Saint-Tropez or hit the luxury shops for a little wallet-busting retail therapy.

Weather

Var: a typically Mediterranean climate

Var is characterized by hot summers and mild winters, a typically Mediterranean climate. Nearly all travelers come to stay in the Var vacation rentals during the hot summers, an escape from the big cities. If you like to bask in sky high climes, June to August's mid-80s temperature might be just the ticket. However, the spring months just before the peak season can have a more agreeable temperature for some, particularly if you're looking to head off along the hiking trails. During winter, the number of tourists completely drops off, along with the rental prices, perfect for a little solitude.

Natural features

Get your camera at the ready for Var

There's an enviable list of wildlife species which can be spotted near your Var vacation rental. You'll likely need to get trigger happy with your camera if you're going to catch some snaps of the birds of prey which soar over the gorges and canyons. You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled for chamois, a short-horned goat-antelope which thrives in the rough pasturelands in the valleys. If you're really lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of one of the wolves who have, to the chagrin of farmers and shepherds, started to increase in numbers in recent years.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Var?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Var. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St-Tropez: 6,097 vacation rentals
  • Ramatuelle: 6,062 vacation rentals
  • Toulon: 4,375 vacation rentals
  • Grimaud: 3,800 vacation rentals
  • Le Lavandou: 4,812 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Var! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Var?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Var:

  • St-Tropez: 6,097 rentals
  • Ramatuelle: 6,062 rentals
  • Toulon: 4,375 rentals
  • Grimaud: 3,800 rentals
  • Le Lavandou: 4,812 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Var?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Var are:

  • Frejus Saint Raphael Airport (FRJ): 15,057 vacation rentals
  • Le Palyvestre Airport (TLN): 5,961 vacation rentals
  • La Mv¥le Airport (LTT): 8,884 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Var?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Var. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Place des Lices: 10,694 rentals
  • Saint Tropez Citadel: 10,667 rentals
  • Sainte-Maxime Beach: 4,817 rentals
  • Golf de Beauvallon: 11,217 rentals
  • Gassin Golf Country Club: 10,784 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Var listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Var

St-Tropez
6,097 vacation rentals
Ramatuelle
6,062 vacation rentals
Toulon
4,375 vacation rentals
Grimaud
3,800 vacation rentals
Le Lavandou
4,812 vacation rentals
Saint-Raphaël
9,878 vacation rentals
Seillans
1,794 vacation rentals
Sainte-Maxime
8,139 vacation rentals
Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer
4,816 vacation rentals
Bandol
3,783 vacation rentals
Montauroux
1,085 vacation rentals
Lorgues
1,809 vacation rentals
Fréjus
12,741 vacation rentals
La Garde-Freinet
495 vacation rentals
Draguignan
1,880 vacation rentals
Cotignac
1,189 vacation rentals
Tourrettes
2,940 vacation rentals
Hyères
3,726 vacation rentals
La Croix-Valmer
5,419 vacation rentals
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
3,943 vacation rentals