Discover the Janas forest in the Cap Sicié massif during your holidays in the Var!
A jewel of the PACA region, the Var department remains the favorite destination for many holidaymakers, whether during the summer season or for an off-season stay as a couple, with friends or family.
In addition to the magnificent beaches that the Var coast offers, it must be said that everything is there to allow you to have a successful holiday: climate, breathtaking coastal landscapes, nautical activities or hikes , There is something for every taste.
One of the must-see tourist sites in the Var is the famous Janas forest.
Classified as a Natura 2000 area (floristic and faunal ecological interest) and located south-east of the Cap Sicié massif and Fabregas cove , the Janas forest is an ideal place if you are looking for a privileged base between land and sea for your holidays.
Offering hikes accessible to all just a few kilometers from Six-Fours-les-Plages and the town center of La Seyne sur Mer, this place is ideal for recharging your batteries and allowing you to relax in peace.
No more stress from your daily life: the Janas massif offers you total serenity during your stay!
Set on 5 hectares in the heart of the Janas forest, our Buffalo Hacienda *** campsite welcomes you all year round for make you discover or rediscover this exceptional natural place. In the shade of Aleppo pines, cork oaks, holm oaks and eucalyptus trees, enjoy a serene setting surrounded by nature on the Riviera.
Do you need to relax and do you want to visit the Var during your next vacation? Follow the guide: the Buffalo Hacienda campsite team will take you on a discovery of the Janas forest and its unmissable natural treasures!
Discover an unforgettable natural heritage in the heart of the Var coast
After packing your bags at your accommodation, it's time to grab your backpack, your water bottles and get some good shoes for a family excursion or an adventure hike in the forest.
Extending over 400 hectares between Six-Fours and La Seyne-sur-Mer, the Janas forest is a wooded forest massif with remarkable abundant flora in the South of France.
While the search for nature is becoming more and more important, especially among city dwellers, the Janas forest is a real breath of fresh air on the Côte d'Azur. Considered as the green lung of Toulon, the Janas forest promises you a healthy interlude with a good dose of fresh air far from the rush!
Thanks to its assets, this vast natural and cultural expanse has been attracting more and more people for many years, coming to walk its wooded paths both in high summer season and off season during the mild fall or spring months.
And for good reason: adventurers, experienced hikers or lovers of fun and interactive leisurely walks, everyone can explore the Janas forest!
It is even possible to explore the places by mountain bike or on horseback according to your desires so that everyone can enjoy this exceptional natural heritage in their own way.
Classified as a Natura 2000 area, the Janas forest is the subject of particular attention.
To preserve this natural heritage of the Riviera, everything is in place so that walkers, cyclists and hikers can live together while preserving the area as much as possible. The tracks are regularly maintained, the paths are marked and you will only encounter walkers or cyclists in this preserved natural place in the Var.
Which paths to take to hike or walk in the Janas massif?
When going for a walk or hike in the Janas Forest, you will have several route options. Depending on the time you have and your desire, you can take one of the marked trails which will take you to remarkable places in this privileged geographical area in the heart of the Var.
Multiple paths lead for example to the chapel sanctuary of Notre-Dame-du-Mai or Notre-Dame-de-Garde at 276 meters above sea level. Perched at the top, this place offers you a bird's eye view of the Mediterranean coast.
For the less athletic, it is possible to take a road (only outside the summer period) which also leads almost up the hill.
And that's not all! The Janas massif is a real Mediterranean wealthna. As such, it is possible to enjoy a range of activities and panoramas to admire during your walk on the forest trails.
Admire a breathtaking panorama of the coast
Leaving from the car park of the Janas forest house, several paths reveal magnificent panoramas when you arrive at the top.
Depending on the path you choose, you will be able to admire a unique panorama of the Islands of Hyères, the cliffs of Cassis, the massif des Maures , the Giens peninsula or the Toulon harbour. The Janas trails will allow you to access incredible views of the Var coast.
Climb to the ruins of the semaphore above Cap Sicié
During your journey, you can also admire the ruins of the semaphore that dominates Cap Sicié. This former surveillance post was originally used as a tower to control the coast and announce the arrival of enemy or shipwrecked ships.
From the semaphore, you also have an incredible view of the 2 rocks called "Les Deux Frères", which emerge from the water. These remains, formed of basalt, are home to seagulls, gulls, cormorants and terns, which constitute the rich fauna of this preserved place in the Mediterranean.
Take a fitness trail in the forest
If you're athletic, you can't miss the fitness trail set up in the Janas forest!
This Rustic Circuit of Organized Physical Activities (CRAPA) is accessible to all after a few minutes of walking in the massif. Whether for a health walk or to exercise thanks to the presence of apparatus and information on the exercises to be practiced, this layout will delight the most athletic.
You will understand, the forest of Janas is rich in proposals. Whether you have come to spend camping holidays alone, with family, as a couple or with friends, this unspoiled place on the Côte d'Azur is a real haven of peace suitable for all and in which you will not be bored.
Spaces designed for young and old in the forest
Because the massif attracts both adults and children, everything has been thought out so that everyone can make the most of the place.
Various shaded areas have been arranged on the trails to allow you to picnic or give yourself a well-deserved rest after your hike.
A leisure and adventure park has also been set up in the heart of the forest to the delight of young and old alike. Novice or experienced, by going to this leisure park, you will be able to evolve in a wonderful fenced universe suitable for the little ones.
Nets, suspended huts, giant anthill, huge tower and slides, trampolines: the Forest of the 4 worlds opens its doors to you to spend unforgettable moments.
After this captivating tourist journey, you can return to the Buffalo Hacienda campsite located in the Janas Forest to relax and enjoy, at your own pace, your lodge or accommodation, our entertainment and our swimming pool area suitable for everyone.
Good to know :
The Janas forest is inaccessible by car from June 15 to September 15 or September 30 to avoid the risk of fires.
Find out about the closure of the forest massif before going there.
Looking for your next vacation destination? Let yourself be transported by the beauty of the varied panoramas and breathe in the typical Mediterranean essences of the Var coast!
A true haven of calm and greenery spread over 5 hectares to the south-east of the Cap Sicié massif, our Buffalo Hacienda campsite in La Seyne-sur-Mer welcomes you in an authentic and friendly atmosphere whether for a short or long stay on the Côte d'Azur.
Choose a type of accommodation adapted to your needs and your budget among our various rental solutions: Mobil-home, caravan, furnished tent, studio or lodge, we have different accommodation solutions for rent for all prices and all desires.
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Don't wait any longer to book your future holidays in the Var: our team is waiting for you to make you spend unforgettable holidays in the heart of the Janas forest.