For tourists and local residents alike, there's many an unsuspected pleasure to be found close by, from the sea to the summits of the Pre-Alps. Among bays, peninsulas and sun-drenched countryside, luxury hotels, beaches, golf courses and jaunts, we'll take you to some amazing places.

August 2014

Domaine de La Croix

  • Help pick the grapes

Play an active part in the third Fête des Vendanges on 6 September by coming to spend a sociable day picking grapes by hand at this cru classé vineyard. Stout shoes and a hat essential. At the end of the day you will be presented with a picker's certificate at a winery buffet with music. Booking essential (€40 per person).
La Croix-Valmer, 816 boulevard de Tabarin - Tél. 04 94 95 01 75

To see:

The Bastide Blanche's pristine beach
Famed for its unspoilt scenery and heavenly beach, the Bastide Blanche area is one of the few parts of the coast still completely undeveloped. Nestled between Cap Taillat and Cap Lardier, the sandy beach lapped by turquoise waters borders 15ha of precious vines owned by the Bolloré group since 2011 and cultivated in tandem with the Domaine de La Croix. You reach it through the vines, by boat or along the coastal path from Gigaro or Ramatuelle.

Par Marjorie Modi