Too often overshadowed by the Côte d'Azur, the Provençal hinterland includes many cities of character with a very well-preserved heritage nestled between forests and mountains. The town of Le Muy, located 2 km from the campsite Les Pêcheurs, deserves more than one title in the list of villages to discover during a stay in the Var.
When you arrive in Le Muy, a town of barely 10,000 inhabitants, you will first be seduced by the setting. The city, now surrounded by mountains, was built in a rift and is watered by several rivers such as the Argens, Nartuby and Endre. It is along the water that you will start your walk in the city centre to explore its remains, which bear the hallmark of its rich past. You will see in turn the church of Saint-Joseph, a listed historical monument, the villa Navarra, the Notre-Dame tower and the ruins of the Notre-Dame de la Roquette chapel. History lovers will also take the time to visit the Liberation Museum, which traces the history of the town and its inhabitants when British and American soldiers arrived at the end of the Second World War.
Le Muy has a nautical base that offers activities adapted to all ages and profiles, adults and children, beginners or experienced sportsmen. Accompanied by a qualified instructor who is a great connoisseur of the region, you can sail for a few hours or several days on the Argens by canoe, kayak or stand up paddle. It is also possible to rent your equipment on site for a nautical activity in complete freedom (hourly, half-day and daily rates).
If your dates are flexible, try to schedule your day at Le Muy on a Thursday or Sunday. You can get lost in the alleys of the market (Provençal market on Sundays), chat with local producers and buy fresh produce from the region. Also consider tasting one of the local wines such as côtes-de-provence-Fréjus. Whether you visit the city as a couple, with your family or with your friends, the market is always a great way to immerse yourself in the soul of a village, especially on a land where gastronomy has a privileged place like Provence.
Have you had a good meal? Have you enjoyed a Provençal speciality on the terrace while admiring the green mountains? Before returning to Camping Les Pêcheurs, take a detour to the monuments that are a few minutes by car from Le Muy, such as Château Reva and Château de Sainte Roseline. If you like wide open spaces and breathtaking panoramic views, the ascent of the Roquebrune rock is an essential part of your day at Le Muy. The Blavet Gorge, the Pennafort Gorge and the Capelin Jump are also among the most beautiful natural sites to discover during your escapade to Le Muy.
You may think that such a program is difficult to implement in a single day. The solution? Book at least a week's rental in a mobile home at the 4-star Les Pêcheurs campsite and go off the beaten track to unveil all the hidden treasures of the Var!