Departure : Tourist Office
Duration : 2h00
Difficulty : 2/4
Follow the blue markings. At the roundabout of La Croix, in front of the Tourist Office, take the pedestrian underpass. Cross the street and turn right in order to take Boulevard Tabarin towards Tabarin - Vergeron - Gigaro. Take the first street on your left, Boulevard des Villas. Discover the 19th and 20th Century villas : “La Roseraie”, with its flat roof, “Saint Joseph” built in 1917, “Le Manoir” built in 1914, “La Grande Clarté” built in 1900, “Andalousie” with its varnished tiles and its garden, “Villa Les Bruyères”, which used to be the school and where nowadays, the activities of the MJC (Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture - House of the Youth and the Culture) take place. Just before the bridge, turn right. At the intersection, follow the pedestrian lane on your left. You walk alongside the vineyards and can take this opportunity to taste the local wine of the Domaine de la Croix (drink responsibly).
Once at the pedestrian crossing, cross the street and turn right. After the bus stop, take the second street on your left Allée de la Bouillabaisse. Right before the holiday residence VVL Vitry, take the path on your left.
From now on, follow the yellow markings and the signs Sentier du Littoral.
Go down the stairs and enjoy the view on the bay of Cavalaire, historical location of D-Day. Follow the path on your right. Creeks, rocky points, beaches and cliffs succeed each other. You have reached Plage du Débarquement, named after August 15th 1944. Walk all the way to the pier and turn right towards the shops. A commemorative plaque stands here in memory of french and foreign divisions.
The surrounding wooded area is the Espace Naturel de Pardigon, property of the national coastal conservatory and managed by the National Park of Port-Cros.
From now on, follow the blue markings. Turning your back to the sea and walk up to Rond-point du Débarquement. Stay on the sidewalk on your right and turn right to take Boulevard du Littoral, towards Gigaro. After the car park (Parking de la Ricarde), turn left towards Le Village. Walk straight ahead leaving Allée du bois du manège on your right. At the brook, cross over take the path through the vineyards. Turn left to cross over a second stream and follow the track on your right. Keep walking alongside the vineyards and enjoy the view on the village or walk through the Parcours de santé on your left (you will catch up with the path). At the next intersection, turn right and walk alongside the vineyards (on your right). Once you have reached Le Clos des Lavandes (on your left), follow the path right in front of you and keep following the vineyards. Walk past the car park of Les 3 Îles, turn right and immediately left Rue de l’Eglise. Once at the church, enjoy the view, take a few minutes to visit it or turn left and walk uphill. At the intersection, turn left Boulevard Tabarin.Take the pedestrian underpass to head back to your starting point.