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Selection of areas to avoid the heat

Summer on the Côte d’Azur is synonymous with summer heat. To make the most of the season, you generally need to protect yourself from the sun, keep hydrated, stay in the shade… or set off quickly to discover these 100% cool local spots!

Bask along beautiful rivers

A small river reveals itself in the heights of Villeneuve-Loubet. In the heart of the 52 hectares that form the Rives du Loup Departmental Park, a walk through the underbrush and cliffs is punctuated with a swim in the clear waters that take their source in the Alpine foothills of Grasse.

The same is true of the very wild Estéron, a charming river that meanders between canyons and gorges.

Among the hilltop villages and unique landscapes, the Estéron crosses its limestone valley before joining the Var.

You feel small, alone in the world, and above all, in the cool! So, why not try an aquatic hike in the company of a guide?

A few freshwater alternatives to the sea

Less popular than the seaside, some areas merit the detour for everything they have to offer in terms of both beauty and activities.

Such is the case for the Saint-Cassien lake, entering the Pays de Fayence, or Perrin Lake, which winds through Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

These two natural aquatic spaces on the Côte d’Azur are the haunt of water-based activities of all kinds and for all ages: paddleboard, kayaking, pedalo, inflatables, etc.

No shortage of water games for children

A hosepipe is sometimes all you need to amuse the peanut gallery for a good while!

Some parks on the Côte d’Azur clearly understand this and have set up real water activities for children:

the Prés des Pitchouns in Auribeau-sur-Siagne, the Bois des Lutins and the Village des fous in Villeneuve-Loubet, LudiParc de la Colle-sur-Loup, etc.

They all have slides and inflatable games, provoking laughter in your little ones and allowing them to let off steam in a very cool setting!

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