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Summary

Located not far from the sea and in the heart of the Estérel Hills, the village of Les Adrets de l’Esterel offers a panoramic view of the Côte d'Azur. This magnificent setting is renowned for the beauty of its landscapes and the historical richness of its heritage.

Location

  • 20 min from Fréjus
  • 26 min from Cannes
  • 31 min from Nice Côte d´Azur airport

History

Formerly, Les Adrets formed only a hamlet in the village of Montauroux. The forest that surrounds the village was the source of much employment, particularly related to cork lifting, from the cork trees, coal mining, and calcium fluorite mines. The men of the village were therefore often loggers, cork lifters and charcoal makers.
This village, rich in history, has remarkable monuments that should not be missed. Notably the Church of Our Lady of the Moors, built in 1648. Also called Saint Mark's Church, it was initially a small windowless chapel. Today it retains an authentic and ancient appearance with its massive buttresses.

Surroundings

Bathed in sunshine most of the year, the village welcomes you in its natural setting with Mediterranean essences. You will enjoy hiking through the heart of the mountain countryside to pause and admire the different points of view offered by the village. Endless opportunities for walking adventures amongst the Mediterranean flora, the oak and pine forests.

Lifestyle

Take a stroll through the narrow streets of Adrets de l'Estérel to buy some typical Provençal products, stopping at the market, located on the squarewhere thelocals play boules or petanque in the sunset. The narrow alleyways will lead you to the astounding panoramic views of the French Riviera, from Nice to St Tropez. Meannder through the village which is flooded with sunshine and surrounded by astounding landscape.

Irresistible

Estérel mountainsEstérel Mountain range is a volcanic rock formation of 32,000 hectares or 80 000acres. The red colour of the rock is linked to rhyolite, a volcanic rock from the primary era, 350 million years ago. Nature lovers can go cycling, horseback riding or walking the many paths and trails alone or with a guide. Do not miss this opportunity!

Activities / tourism

  • L'Auberge des Adrets: originally the Post office, then a hotel, this inn was built in 1653 and restored in 1898.
  • St Mark's parish church
  • The panoramic Auberge L’Estirado: a peaceful stay, surrounded by nature, in the heart of the Estérel mountain range.
  • Lake Saint Cassien: less than 5km from Les Adrets de l'Estérel, Lake Saint Cassien is an emblematic natural and ecological site.
  • The “highwayman’s” road

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