Fishing near Maison Lambot
The Var area is a great fishing destination offering anglers the chance to catch a wide range of species of fish in varied and spectacular locations. Adult fishing licenses can be purchased online for €15 per day or €32 per week, under 12s pay €6 per year, under 18s €20 per year, ladies currently get a special deal €32 per year. The fishing high season runs from March until September. Detailed multilingual information can be found at http://www.fedepechevar.com/ or by using the FPPMA83 App (available from the France App store).
River fishing in the Argens River
Immediately upstream of Maison Lambot, the Argens is classified as a category A waterway, open for trout and other species from March until September. Secluded river fishing spots can be found 10 minutes walk from the property. Downstream of the neighbouring village Carces is a category B waterway where fishing for carnivores is permitted throughout the year.
Night fishing at the Lac de Carces
Next to Carces, 8 km from Maison Lambot, the Lac de Carces is a great night fishing spot for Carp. In the same village is the confluent of the Argens and Carami rivers, downstream of which is a popular spot for catching carnivores. In the Lac de Carces are plentiful Carp, Perch, Roach, Pearl Roach, Bream, Pike Perch and Sun Perch. Carp must be released.
Catch and release circuit at the Caramy Gorge
The Caramy river has cut a gorge through the green hills north of the town of Tourves. Along the river there is a catch-and-release circuit in beautiful surroundings, shaded by trees and full of trout. For a write up on the Caramy Gorge walk see this blog post. The start of the walk (Tourves) is 25 minutes drive from Maison Lambot.
Operators offer sea fishing based out of Marseille and Toulon for those wishing to head out to sea.
St Cassien Lake
A renowned Carp fishing lake where a range of species can be caught, the ‘Lac de Saint Cassien’ is located just under an hour’s drive east of Maison Lambot towards Cannes.
Sainte Croix Lake
In the breathtaking Verdon Gorge area, the ‘Lac de Sainte Croix’ offers fishing opportunities in the beautiful unspoilt surroundings of the Verdon National Park. The Verdon gorge is the deepest gorge in Europe and well worth a visit too.
Hiking is what brings many visitors to Provence. The area’s unspoilt beautiful countryside, criss crossed by trails is just waiting to be discovered. The mild weather makes hiking enjoyable throughout the year. In high summer, at certain points some trails are closed due to the risk of forest fires. Maison Lambot is a prime location to use as a hiking base with numerous beautiful walks starting on the hill right behind the property.
Foret Communale de Montfort-Sur-Argens
Wander out of our village into the hill above the castle to enjoy the beautiful pine forest and views of the Grand Besillon and Argens Valley.
Promenade du Rocher, Cotignac
This histroric walk takes you up onto the unique 80m high cliff face of Cotignac into medieval fortifications and ruins. The view of Cotignac village is stunning and the experience is one of a kind. Entry costs €2, free for under-10s.
The weir path at Correns Village
This short (6.5km) walk starts in the neighbouring village of Correns (3.5km from Maison Lambot) amnd follows the river to the weir (ecluse) before looping back to the village through woods and farmland.
Great Walks (Grande Randonées)
Several of the famous Grande Randonnée (great walks) walking routes are accessible from Maison Lambot.
Our closest great walk is the GR 99, two sections of it (from Le Revest-les-Eaux to St Martin-de-Pallieres and from St Martin-de-Pallieres to the Verdon Gorge) can be reached in half an hour.
A delightful section of GR 51 route (Marseille to Menton) starts 40 minutes drive from Maison Lambot at Belgentier. This 90-kilometre hiking route is called the “’balcony of the Var”.
Apart from the 20m pool, the countryside around Maison Lambot B&B is full of beautiful spots for swimming, picnics and walks, with waterfalls such as Sillans-La-Cascade, and small gorges including the Vallon Sourn at Correns and the Caramy Gorge at Tourves meaning that visitors are truly spolied for choice when planning excursions in the local area.
The swimming pool at Maison Lambot is 20m long, ideal for swimming lengths, but also for relaxing poolside. The large shaded seating area with tables and loungers is a firm favourite among our guests. The pool catches the sunshine all day long which keeps the water at a pleasant temperature.
Le Vallon Sourn Canyon
This dramatic canyon is found between the villages of Correns and Chateauvert just 6 Km from Maison Lambot B&B. It is a narrow unspoilt river canyon, full of superb picnic and bathing spots. The regenating woods on the banks are protected. This is also favoured spot for climbers, as the northeast side of the gorge offers some 200 routes for all ability levels. http://www.la-provence-verte.net/decouvrir/top10-vallon-sourn.php
At the village of Sillans-la-Cascade, this amazing waterfall is 44m high and has the most perfect turquoise plunge pool. It is located 20 minutes from Maison Lambot B&B. Local drone operator Ecodrone posted a great video of the village and waterfall: https://youtu.be/xNx87bzU5jA More information can be found at http://sillans-la-cascade.fr.
Ste Croix Lake and Verdon Gorge
The deepest gorge in Europe flows into a large artificial lake, the Lac de Ste Croix. The town of Bauduen offers access to the lake and has cafes, retaurants and pedalo rentals. You can rent a pedalo or boat and explore the incredible canyon, hike along the top or down into the gorge, and explore beautiful hiltop villages. http://www.la-provence-verte.net/decouvrir/top10-gorges-verdon.php.
La Cascade du Gouffre Waterfall, Cotignac
This beautiful small waterfall is hidden fifteen minutes walk outside Cotignac village. It is a great picnic spot and very photogenic. The path is shady and the water is very refreshing. http://www.la-provence-verte.net/activites/baignade-cotignac-cascade-du-gouffre_1150.html.
The Cote D’Azur
The Cote D’azur coast, which stretches from Toulon to Monaco, with its many beaches and attractions, is easily accessible for day trips. Toulon is one hour by car from Maison Lambot, and offers access to the beautiful island of Porquerolles. http://www.porquerolles.com/accueil/ A little further along the coast is the spectacular Domaine du Rayol, with its gardens and guided snorkelling tours. http://www.domainedurayol.org
Climbers will find Maison Lambot B&B to be an excellent base for an active holiday as our area is full of climbing spots for all ability levels. A comprehensive list of the local climbing spots in the Var department can be found at http://www.ffme.fr/site/falaise-liste.html?DEPARTEMENT=83.
Le Vallon Sourn, Correns
Only 6 Km from Maison Lambot, this canyon is a paradise for climbers of all ability levels, with 255 routes rated from 4b through to 8b+. http://www.grimper.com/site-escalade-falaise-de-correns-chateauvert
Falaise de Brauch Cliff
By the village of Carces, 8 Km from Maison Lambot is the Brauch cliff. It offers 32 routes graded from 3c to 7a+. It is easily accessible and the views from the routes over the lake are wonderful. It isa suitable for family climbing outings and initiations. http://www.lacorditelle.info/index.php?NoIDRub=36.