Take advantage of your stay at the Terrasses du Bailli hotel to revel in the iconic products of Provence as you enjoy a hearty moment together. A wide array of gourmet products is produced on the fertile land of the Var: wine, olive oil, truffles, figs, chestnuts and honey.
Select some great wines to go with your meals during your holiday. Provence’s rosés have an excellent reputation with their fine, delicate aromas and wonderful freshness, and here you will also find some first-class reds and whites. In fact, the Var is the ideal spot for wine tourism: take advantage of your stay at the Terrasses du Bailli hotel to meet local producers and learn all about the expertise of the people who make the wine.
Olive trees dominate the Var landscape, where they are the symbol of Provence. The huge variety of olives in the region, together with the richness of the soil, guarantees a top-quality oil with wide-ranging aromas. Olive oil is a must for seasoning the delicious local tomatoes bought at market – and all to be savoured to your heart’s content!
Olive Festival – See you in Rayol-Canadel in April.
Are you staying at the Terrasses du Bailli between November and March? That’s when the truffle season is in full swing! Treat yourself to a refined dish for the holidays that will add flavour to all your meals.
Truffle Festival – See you in Grimaud in January.
The Solliès violette is France’s one and only AOC fig. With its mineral-rich soil, the Vallée du Gapeau produces 2,500 tonnes of figs a year. You can recognise the Solliès violette thanks to its crushed waterdrop shape, its veined violet-to-black colour and its plump red flesh. It can be eaten fresh, in jams, dried fruit, ice cream or juices.
Fig Festival – See you at Solliès-Pont in August.
The chestnut groves of the Massif des Maures are splendid in autumn – which is also the ideal time for a wonderful hike. There are almost 2,500 hectares of chestnut trees here with an annual production of 200 to 300 tons. The chestnuts can be savoured grilled or in marrons glacés for real foodies.
Chestnut Festival – See you in Collobrières in October.
The Var boasts close to 33,000 beehives and 110 beekeepers. This delicious nectar is famous and boasts IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) “Miel de Provence” status.
Strolling through the Provençal markets and filling your basket with local products is one of the joys of being on holiday. Delight in a picnic on the beach under the Provence sun. Book your stay in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez now. The Terrasses du Bailli hotel in Rayol-Canadel welcomes you for a beautiful, sun-kissed vacation.