A volcanic range of mountains covering around 32,000 hectares and stretching between Saint Raphael and Theoule-sur-Mer.
The protected National Park area covers an area of 14,000 hectares where you can get both guided or self guided tours to learn more about the area. The cliffs and mountains rise steeply from the coast, the deep red colour of the rock comes from Rhyolite, an igneous rock formed in the Paleozoic era. If you decide to take a walk to one of the higher peaks then each has its own attractions, and most have impressive views stretching far out along the coast and across the Mediterranean.
There is a coastal road which follows the southern edge of l'Esterel National Park and could be considered to one of the most scenic coast roads in France. Small coves are formed as the cliffs reach the sea, with more jagged rocks emerging dramatically from the sea.
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Location: Saint Raphael
Sight Type: Nature Reserve