Fishing boats, an area for petanque and a walk that might just surprise you with its mystical features: these are all here just waiting to be enjoyed. After meeting at the port, we will start out journey to discover the sea front. The picturesque and colourful Port des Salettes will be the starting point of the tour.
During the first part of the walk, as if entranced by the sea, the weather lives up to the hype; the sun shines brilliantly as we make our way towards the end of the seawall.
Let’s go to the beach
Beaches and coves appear one after another. Opposite the sea, wooden platforms stand before us like a photo frame, no doubt a hot spot for instagrammers. Take advantage of this peaceful moment where, amongst the calm of the sea and the patient fisherman waiting for his catch, we experience a sense of tranquillity.
The trail continues, connecting the beaches of Peno and Pradon, and we catch a glimpse of the cairns.
To our great surprise, there are even some hidden in rocky alcoves. Of course, we leave behind a souvenir of our passage and add a stone to one of the previously built cairns.
Pradon beach and its diving platform, the ideal place for the whole family. Sheltered from the wind it has wading pools carved into the rock just waiting to be discovered.
In the direction of Stele Richet
Coming back off the beach we follow the Cap Peno trail and discover that in Carqueiranne : Happy peonies grow in terraces with a sea view.
At the end of the path yet another breath-taking view lies in wait, the Stele Richet, offering a superb panorama stretching from the Giens peninsula to Pradon beach.
Did you know?
In May 1896 and June 1897, the first aeroplane developed by Charles RICHET (physiologist, 1913 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine and pioneer in aviation) launched at this location
The joy of doing nothing
And you must pay a visit to the petanque playing ground with its sea view and leaning pine trees. Bowl players and walkers alike can make the most of this spot shaded by majestic pine trees.
Families can take advantage of the small coves down below in addition to the picnic tables in the shade of the pine trees.
A true nod to the Provencal tradition of taking it easy, relaxation is guaranteed.