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Nans les Pins

 
Departement of Var - Population : 3.181 h - Surface: 4.799 ha

3 km. south of route N560 which links St. Maximin to Aubagne by D80 or D280.

Nans les Pins


Nestled at the foot of the famous Massif de la Ste. Baume and at 430m, altitude, Nans les Pins has a priviledged geographic site.

At equal distince to Aix en Provence, Marseilles, and Toulon, the village is in an exceptional setting.


Nans les Pins - Bell tower

Nans les Pins is a paradise for walkers. There are very many well marked trails set up by the tourist bureau with, amongst others, the well known Chemin des Roys, once used by the kings of France (Charles Vll, Louis XI François I, Louis XIII and Louis XIV) on their pilgrimage to Sainte Baume.



There are many historical remains to be seen such as the ruins of the feudal castle and a 12th fortified village overlooking the present one. Nans les Pins' dedication to tourism has only intensified with the improvement of the village and the protection of its green countryside.




What to see:

Medieval castrum and ruins of old Nans (13th and 14th c,)
Chapelle des Pénitents blancs (17th c.).
Sources Huveaune and Castelette caves (with permission only).
Colline de Ste, Croix: panorama and Roman hill fort 2c. B.C.



Leisure activities:

Hiking: Chemin des Roys, chemin de la glace, botanical trail.
Tennis. Hunting. Golfcourse (18 holes).



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed & Breakfast.
Vacation rentals.
Campsites.


Neighbouring Villages:

Rougiers (7 km), St Zacharie (11 km) and Plan d'Aups (15 km).





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