Massif de l'Estérel
Yours to explore from our charming hotel
Between the town of Saint-Raphaël and the Golfe de la Napoule, the Massif de l’Estérel provides a truly stunning natural backdrop, making for one of the most beautiful areas in Provence. With the Mediterranean to one side and the limestone landscapes of Provence to the other, if the Massif de l’Estérel isn’t on your list of must-sees, it definitely should be. Stunning and ever characteristic, its red rock is outlined by steep reliefs that give the landscape a particular charm that will leave you spellbound.
This volcanic chain is spread out over 32,000 hectares, with 14,000 protected under the Natura 2000 programme.
Leaving Cannes, discover the Corniche d’Or, also known as the Corniche de l’Estérel, inaugurated in 1903 by the instigation of the Touring Club de France. Against the backdrop of the turquoise Mediterranean waters and the red mountain rocks, this legendary road links Cannes to Saint-Raphaël. The most beautiful creeks and viewing points along the wild coast are concentrated between Agay and Théoule-Sur-Mer.
The Massif de l’Estérel is also the perfect place to get away from it all and experience something exciting. There are routes laid out for mountain biking, horse-riding and hiking. The Massif de l’Estérel is brimming with aromatic, colourful and well-preserved vegetation for you to discover. It makes for a magnificent playground, with numerous activities on offer. In addition to hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking, enjoy the likes of climbing, paragliding and paramotoring.
There are marked trails for mountain biking (100 km of bike paths), horse-riding (100 km of equestrian paths) and hikers (40 km of footpaths). These trails enable you to explore the wonders and landscapes of the area, including the Pic de l’Ours, the Rocher Saint-Barthélemy, the Calanque and Cap du Dramont, the Cap Roux viewing platform, Mont Vinaigre (the peak of the mountain range at 614 m), the Ravin du Perthus, the Ravin du Malinfernet with its springs, and the Gorges du Blavet overlooking the village of Bagnols-en-Forêt.