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Var

Saint Paul en Foret, Var  hiking in the Var

The Var is in southeast France. It has a Mediterranean climate and is slightly warmer, dryer and sunnier than Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes. More than half of the Var is covered by forest. It is bordered by the Alpes-Maritimes, the, Bouches du Rhône, the Alpes de Haute Provence, and by the Mediterranean Sea in the south.

The Var is known its seaside resorts, including the famous Saint Tropez. the Verdon Canyon, and its wines. It also has some very good examples of Romanesque and medieval architecture.