• The Massif of the Estérel

The Massif of the Estérel

Located between the Mediterranean coast and Provence, the Estérel is a volcanic range that covers 32,000 hectares, including 14,000 protected hectares. Rhyolite, an igneous rock formed in the Paleozoic era, gives the mountains their striking red colour. Guided or self-tours are available for mountain bikers, horseback riders and hikers.

Respect for the environment

To avoid wildfires, all types of outdoor fires are prohibited year-round. The Mistral -- a strong, arid wind -- can arise at any time and create severe fire hazard conditions, during which time the regional authorities prohibit all access to the massif of the Estérel. For information, please call: +33 (0)4 98 10 55 41
Motor vehicles are prohibited between 9.00PM – 6.00AM.

The National Forest Office (ONF)

Established in 1964, this public administration serves long-term industrial and commercial objectives and are organized in cooperation with the state and the “Fédération Nationale des Communes Forrestières”. It provides long-term management of the French public forests and covers an area of almost 10M hectares in metropolitan France and its overseas departments.

Guided or self-tours are available year-round. Walks are available at daytime and at twilight as well.
Price : 12€ adults, 8€ children. Booking at the Tourist Office of Saint-Raphaël and at the Tourist Office of Agay :
Tel. +33 (0)4 94 19 52 52 / +33 (0)4 94 82 01 85

Esterel Forest


99 Quai Albert 1er
83700 Saint-Raphaël
  • +33(0)4 94 19 52 52
  • information@saint-raphael.com