Le Cannet des Maures
Formerly the ancient Castrum de Caneto, the village of Le Cannet is split between the old hill top village and below the modern and commercial village which has been planned and built around a park of centenary oak trees.
Old Cannet is a classified village built in the gothic provençal style on the top of an outcrop which overlooks the Maures plain.
Reaching the ends of the old streets, garlanded with flowers you will find the old gateways to the walled village, shady squares with their wells, the oil mill, the ruins of the chateau and the St Michel church with its simple XIth century architecture but which rounds off the incomparable charm of the whole village.
Charm which is mirrored in the warm welcome you'll receive from the localesidents. The village also has an impressive natural heritage.
Take a walk in the Maures plain and you'll discover an exceptional range of flora and fauna.
As Yves Pascalet, the walker and writer put it, "it will seem like you are walking in the "African Savannah".
What to see
Le Vieux Cannet (Old Cannet).
The Church of St Michel in Vieux Cannet, it was built in the 11th century.
Les Ponts de la Verrerie (2 donkey bridges on the Riautord and on the Aille dating from the 15th century located on the Route de St Tropez).
Lac des Escarcets (lake) in the Maures plain.
Hiking and mountain biking.
Donkey rides, fishing.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals, gites.