Situated in the Var, one of the most popular departments for tourists to France (2nd after Paris) but also one of the greenest (2nd most wooded department in France), the towns of Fréjus and Roquebrune-sur-Argens form a fabulous, varied site, favourable to playing host to one of the most highly recognised events on the mountain bike planet. Indeed the courses follow the trails of Southern France, the beaches and the sunny, Mediterranean creeks.
The variety of its landforms and its landscapes, from the sea to the mountain, make it a privileged site. Its Mediterranean climate and its exceptional annual hours of sunshine go part way to explaining the gentleness of the way of life there...
A former military port and Roman town, Fréjus overhangs the rich alluvial plains which separate the Estérel from the Maures massif. Midway between Cannes and Saint Tropez, this centre for art and culture has formed a rich, historic and architectural heritage. Fréjus is also a seaside resort where the sea and the town come together on the Port-Fréjus site, in the district of Fréjus-Plage.
Situated on the right hand bank of the Argens, Roquebrune dominates the whole plain. This old village forming a link between the Maures massif and the Estérel is a sprawling district: its territory stretches out to the south-east as far as the sea. Roquebrune-sur-Argens benefits from a privileged climate with 300 days of sunshine per year and provides its visitors with pleasant, rewarding walks. Across this same territory you have the benefits of the countryside, the seaside life and the charm of an ancient village.
In a few months, these two towns will vibrate to the rhythm of the Roc d’Azur. So for those who don’t yet know this fabulous region, don’t hesitate to blend enthusiasm and green tourism.