Holidays in Provence: the little guide of By Makara's founders

By Makara
Originally from the Var region, the Mediterranean has long flowed through the veins of the two creators of By Makara

We could write long pages about this beautiful region, its colours, its vegetation, the song of the cicadas, but we will only try to suggest you, in all modesty, some nice cultural places or leisure ideas during your stay.
As a summer destination and above all as a family destination, the region hides many beautiful treasures to discover.
  • Discover the Gorges du Verdon for a few nice hikes in. You can discover the great canyon of the Gorges du Verdon, which is the largest in Europe, by canoe, rafting, pedal boat, etc. You will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the site as you walk or ride along the paths.
  •  A little further west is the beautiful harbour of Toulon. Take a tour of the port, visit the Arsenal, and take the cable car up to Mount Faron, which offers a wonderful view of the harbour.
At the top you can visit the memorial of the Provence landing dedicated to the allied landing of August 15th 1944 and the liberation of Provence.
  • From Toulon, Giens, Le Lavandou, Cavalaire, La Croix Valmer, cross by boat and go to the Golden Islands, small pieces of land between sky and sea but so soft and wild.
  • The islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles, protected national parks, welcome you with their small ports and give you access to beautiful hiking and biking trails and some beautiful snorkelling sites. The Carmignac Foundation on the island of Porquerolles is an enchanted interlude, take time to dream.
  • Let's go back to the mainland, and before swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, make a diversion to the Musée des Gueules Rouges in Tourves, which highlights the history of bauxite mining, and the Musée de l'artillerie in Draguignan, which retraces the tactical and technical evolution of artillery.

  • More fun, why not organise your child's birthday party at the Musée de la Mine in Cap Garonne. It's magical.

Enjoying the beach....
The Var coast offers many sandy beaches where children can enjoy bathing, sand and friends. This is what holidays in the south are all about!

  • If you go further east in the department, you will inevitably stop at Saint Tropez, a must-see. The great bay of Pampelonne and its excessiveness, the Annonciade museum and its temporary exhibitions, the mythical Saint Tropez market and of course the port, a daily spectacle. In the evening Azur Park will welcome fairground enthusiasts.


Continue eastwards and visit the Esterel Massif.
The red rocks of the massifs offer beautiful views, beautiful coves where you can laze around and dream.

We could make a big tourist guide of the region as we love it so much and as it offers so many wonderful treasures.
But we just wanted to give you a little insight into our region and make you want to visit it with your family.

So perhaps you will understand better where our inspiration comes from, our serenity, our invitation to dream.

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