About the Area

Correns is a small farming village located in the countryside behind the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur.  The landscape surrounding Correns offers majestic panoramas, lush vegetation, calm waters, hills and cliffs and the birthplace of a richly preserved biodiversity.  

Correns has a rustic and timeless charm, steeped in centuries of agriculture and viniculture. But this ancient settlement also has a very special place in modern French history.  In 1997 Correns was nominated the '1st Organic Village in France' and our farming community proudly produce organic wine, goats cheese, honey, olives, olive oil, truffles, eggs, chickens and a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, all of which are available to purchase directly from the producers, in and around the village.

Correns is perfectly situated as a base from which to explore this wonderful and varied region, being close to beaches and the major tourist attractions and nature reserves.  Correns is the place for lovers of the outdoors and an adventure playground for adults and children alike.  Without having to leave our village you can:

  • Climb the crags of the internationally ranked Vallon Sourn
  • Hike the Bessillon mountain range
  • Kayak on the River Argens, starting in the village centre
  • Cycle the quiet country roads and trails through vineyards and forests
  • Mountain bike the rugged tracks of the Grand Bessillon
  • Horse ride through the forests and hills
  • Cool off in the natural bathing spots of the Vallon Sourn
  • Play tennis, football or pétanque in the village centre
  • Entertain the children in the playground on the banks of the river

There are a  host of activities and tourist attractions for visitors of all ages in our department.  On arrival we provide a Welcome Book with our recommendations.  However, the best online source of information, in both French and English can be found on  www.provenceweb.fr

Main Tourist Attractions in the area

  1. The Gorges du Verdon, the biggest canyon in Europe
  2. Abbaye du Thoronet
  3. Vallon Sourn Natural Beach - a protected natural site with beaches & picnic area
  4. Barjols Fountains - the ‘Tivoli’ of provence with 20 fountains
  5. Brignoles Medieval Town - the palace and birthplace of the Earls of Provence, now a museum
  6. Cotignac and its Rocher - ancient cave dwellings within the cliff face above the village
  7. Basilica at Saint-Maximim - contains the relics of Mary Magdalene
  8. The waterfalls at Sillans-la-Cascade, Villecroze
  9. The beaches and boating activities at Lac de Sainte Croix
  10. Enjoy the daily & night markets of our surrounding villages
  11. A short drive to St Tropez, Cannes, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Arles and many more cities and towns to discover.

Wine tasting in Correns

Domaine des Aspras  www.aspras.com

Domaine de la Grande Palliere   www.lagrandepalliere.com

Chateau Miraval   www.miraval-provence.com

Chateau Margui  www.chateaumargui.com

Chateau Real Martin  http://www.chateau-real-martin.com

Domaine de St Andrieu   http://www.domaine-saint-andrieu.com/en