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Besse-sur-Issole tourism and travel guide

Photo of Besse-sur-Issole in Var

Photo is of Entrecasteaux at 19 km from Besse-sur-Issole

Visit Besse-sur-Issole: highlights and tourist information

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Besse-sur-Issole is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrecasteaux at 19 km and Lorgues at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Besse-sur-Issole, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Besse-sur-Issole in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

Entrecasteaux is a traditional Provencal town between the Gorges du Verdon and...

See Entrecasteaux guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

The town of Lorgues is quite a quiet town, and very typical...

See Lorgues guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

Nicely situated in the Bresque river valley, both the medieval...

See Salernes guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and...

See Bormes-les-Mimosas guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and...

See Hyeres guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses,...

See Barjols guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

Villecroze is a charming small village with a quaint historic centre...

See Villecroze guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

A stroll to admire the fountains in the quiet historic...

See Flayosc guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

Les Arcs, with its historical Parage quarter, is a very lovely...

See Les-Arcs-sur-Argens guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-east)

Le Lavandou is a quiet resort on the Cote d'Azur...

See Le Lavandou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Tourtour is a very attractive and traditional Provencal village...

See Tourtour guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

The scenic village of Grimaud is made even more charming by...

See Grimaud guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near...

See Aups guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Map of places to visit near Besse-sur-Issole


Markets in and near Besse-sur-Issole

  • Gonfaron: market Thursday (9km)
  • Gareoult: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Brignoles: market Saturday (11km)
  • Le Luc: market Friday (12km)
  • Carces: market Saturday (14km)
  • Pierrefeu-du-Var: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Cuers: market Friday (15km)
  • Cotignac: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Lorgues: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Crau: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Besse-sur-Issole, Provence

Tourist attractions near Besse-sur-Issole, France

What to do at Besse-sur-Issole? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Besse-sur-Issole.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (15km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (16km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (24km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (26km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (26km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (26km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (28km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (28km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (29km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (33km)
  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif des Maures (18km)
  • Mont Faron (29km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (35km)
  • Cap Sicié (39km)
  • Lac de Quinson (40km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (46km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (49km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (54km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (54km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (29km)

Geography and distances

Besse-sur-Issole is in the south-east of France at 32 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Besse-sur-Issole is 680 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse-sur-Issole

Canton: Besse-sur-Issole

Arrondissement: Brignoles

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83890

Distance to Besse-sur-Issole

from Toulon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 680 km

from Calais: 906 km

from Nice: 96 km

from Bordeaux: 564 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Besse-sur-Issole from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Carnoules, Flassans-sur-Issole, Pignans and Sainte-Anastasie-sur-Issole.

This page in French: Visiter Besse-sur-Issole

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