About the Area

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 to explore ths wonderful and varied region, within 1hr drive you can visit Aix-en-Provence to the west, St Tropez to the south and the Gorges du Verdon to the north, we are close to beaches, the main tourist attractions and nature reserves of the Var.

Correns is not very commercial but it is the place for lovers of nature and outdoor pursuits.   A veritible adventure playground for adults and children alike.  Without having to leave our village you can:

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

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, Europes largest canyon
  2. The Abbaye du Thoronet
  3. The Vallon Sourn, a protected nature zone
  4. Barjols Fountains - the ‘Tivoli’ of Provence
  5. Prehistoric Museum at Quinson
  6. Rocher of Cotignac - ancient cave dwellings in the cliffs 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 watersports at Lac de Sainte Croix
  10. Enjoy the many daily & night markets of our surrounding villages
  11. Day trip to St Tropez, Cannes, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Arles and many more.


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

Guest Comments

Jewel in the heart of Provence Verte! What a beautiful spot, even the middle of a cool March for the south of France. Lovely accommodations; the best outfitted VRBO we have ever stayed in, i.e. pape ...

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Highlights

  • "25 of the Best Villas in Provence" - The Times, April 2022
  • "One of 7 places in France with Spectacular Views" - Sawdays Wanderlist, May 2019