Activities

Sporting activities – Fill your lungs with joy !

 

Golf

For 18- hole fanciers, the région offers a number of courses between steeply sloping mountains and azure vistas, along cliffs or facing the sea. The Tourrette golf course is only 5km from the hotel, the new Four Seasons Golf Club Provence at Terre Blanche rolls out its green carpet. Less than an hour’s drive from the hotel, you may also take in the Mandelieu, Valescure, Opio, Mougins, Saint Endreol, Taulanne and Roquebrune-sur-argens golf courses.

Aerial sports

From the Verdon canyon to the seashore, the région offers a wide variety of panoramas, all of them sublime. Only 4km from the hotel, near Fayence, magnify the beauty of our area by soaring overhead in a glider, an expérience guaranteed to take your breath away.

Mountain bike riding and cycling

More than 500km of trails for rifers of all levels also leave from the hotel, winding throughout the Var, and a number of spécial circuits are organised around the excitement or more of a soft-pedal enthusiast, the variety of routes will allow you to discover the many facets of the région.

Hiking and walking

With three-quarters of its surface covered by forets, the Var is permeated by their sweet-smelling fragrance. Trails are traced for 198km along the coast, perfect for exploring the région, from the white sands to the imposing heights of the Verdon gorges. In addition, several footpaths enable you to set off from the hotel to ramble around the Seillans site, and between the nearby villages of Fayence, Mons, Tourrettes, Montauroux, and Callian, to name just a few ?

Fishing

Saint Cassien Lake is a favourite spot for those who enjoy reeling in the larger freshwater spécimens, but you can also find crayfish hidden under the stones. On the Mediterranean coast, take out a boat or lay claim to your own stretch of a Small cove to catch mullet, gilt-head bream or sea bass. Or why not make for the open sea from the ports of Sanary or Le Lavandou for a day of a big game fishing ?

Boating and water sports

Make your way to Saint Cassien Lake, where a water sports centre on the shore hires out rowboats, peddle boats and windsurfing equipment.

Rock-climbing

The hotel is only at 50km from the Gorges du Verdon, where more than 930 rock-climbing routes await you, some of them on very steep cliffs. Climbing enthusiasts flock to Verdon from all over the world to partake of both short and long routes, in coplete safety, at the many specially equipped sites.

Relaxation – Adopt the pace of the région

Traditional markets and brocantes (antique or second-hand markets) : Would you enjoy scouting around for that perfect antique vase in a vide-grenier (literally « empty the attic ») community street sale ? Sampling olive oils at a traditional market ?
All year long, in the many Small villages évents of this kind proliferate, thus offering you the opportunity to get to know the local people.

Beaches : Only 30 min away, Cannes offers privilegied access to the mediterranean. Wheter on private beaches, areas with supervised swimming or Small isolated coves, on the fine sand or perched atop a boulder, you are one with the sea.

Flower festival : Every two years, at Pentecost, thousands of flowers and flowering bushes cover the Streets and squares of Seillans. The village becomes a génuine floral paradise, offering a riot a colours and fragrances, inspiring musicians, painters, sculptors, and other participants.

Pottery market on 15 August : The largest évent of its kind in the Var, this market held every year in Seillans provides a venue for all forms of expression in clay : utilitarian or décorative pièces, faiences, slipware, raku, stoneware, porcelain, but also jewellery, sculptures –the entire poetic range of local artisans.

Grasse : Discover the secrets of the perfume makers. Just 30km from the hotel, the international perfume muséum at Grasse set up by the world-leading perfume factories in this médiéval town guides you throught the mysterious alchemy of perfume production, from the harvest to the finished product.

Saint-Tropez : The Bay of Saint Tropez bursts with the vibrant moods and colours of the Riviera and makes an idea day trip (57km each way) while staying at the hotel. Discover this unique and varied site, immortalised by many celebrated painters, a favourite ressort destination of the international jet set beginning in the 1950s, its colourful old town with its bustling little squares and narrow Streets, its boutiques and cafés, the pétanque matches on the Place des Lys, among other delights.

The Biot gallery : Biot is famous for its handblown glass. Just 50 min from the hotel, Watch as the molten material is slowly transformed over an open flame. Unique artistic pièces arise from the masterful combination of deft hand movements and finely managed blowing techniques. From everyday objects to muséum pièces, each création emerges as if by magic, before your very eyes.

Experience the immensity and primal beauty of nature.

Gorges du Verdon : This enormous gash formed in the massive upheaval that created the Alp sis famous for it’s magnificent gorges or canyons shaped over millions of years by the Verdon river, reaching depths as gréât as 700m, and for its scenic lookout points offering remarkable panoramic views of the river and the surrounding countryside. Beginning at the village of La Palud, just 1h from the hotel, follow the winding Route des Crêtes and then the Corniche Sublime to encircle the entire upper canyon and enjoy breathtaking views from both banks of the river

Sainte Croix Lake : This vast expansé of turquoise water, over 10km in length and 3km in width, is located just 60km from the hotel. Choose your pleasure from among the many activities offered in this impressive natural environment : sun-bathing or swimming at the beach of the Pont du Galetas, water sports at Sainte Croix du Verdon, at Sales sur verdon or Bauduen, fishing, not to mention rambling along the patchwork of lovely trails.

Saint Cassien lake : Located 15km from the hotel at the heart of the Esterel massif, this artificial lake coverong 470 hectares created in 1966 is a picturesque spot, with steep banks covered by Small coves, water sports centres and cafés. Do you fancy pétanque, fishing, peddle boating or just lolling on the beach ? Set your own itinerary !

Culture – A voyage through time

Abbaye du Thoronet : This 12th century Cistercian abbey, 1h from the hotel, is one of the crowning achievements of Provencal Romanesque architecture ; Located within a dense oak forest, it combines beauty and mystery.

Musée du souvenir : At the very heart of the village, this permanent exhibition gives a glimpse into the life of the région during the Second World War, from occupation until libération, and présents a number of civilian an military vehicles, equipment and objects of the period.

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning collection : An intimate tribute to the surrealist Max Ernst, who spent the last twelve years of his life in Seillans with his wife, the artist Dorothea Tanning, this collection includes the lithographs produced during Ernst’s stay in the village as well as related photographs and documents bequeathed by Tanning.

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