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    Massif des Maures

    The massive oaks of the Massif.

    Seventy per cent of the Var, which is one of the most densely wooded regions in France, is covered by forest. The Massif des Maures mountain range, between Fréjus and Hyères is one of the largest wooded areas in the Var. Cork oaks thrive in its schistose soil; their dark, leathery leaves provide shelter for the lizards, birds of prey and Hermann tortoises - a protected species seen only in Corsica and the Massif des Maures - who make their home here.

    Take a hike along the scenic paths and discover, at your own pace, this bewitching national treasure, sadly under threat from summer forest fires.

 
 

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