Bras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bras in Var

Photo is of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume at 8 km from Bras

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bras in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume at 8 km and Barjols at 11 km.

Bras, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Barjols guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Entrecasteaux guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Nicely situated in the Bresque river valley, both the medieval quarter and the shady...

See Salernes guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aups guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villecroze guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Tourtour is a very attractive and traditional Provencal village with a great deal to...

See Tourtour guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is well situated to explore the Lac d'Esparron...

See Greoux-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Lorgues guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction north-east)

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of Lac de...

See Bauduen guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of the Lac...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide


at 36 km (direction east)

A stroll to admire the fountains in the quiet historic centre of Flayosc is...

See Flayosc guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association with Marcel...

See Aubagne guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near the Gorges...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide

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Markets in and near Bras

  • Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Brignoles: market Saturday (12km)
  • Cotignac: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Gareoult: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Carces: market Saturday (18km)
  • Cuers: market Friday (27km)
  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (28km)
  • Le Luc: market Friday (30km)
  • Gonfaron: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Bras, Provence

Tourist attractions near Bras, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (14km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (37km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (37km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (41km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (41km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (41km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (41km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (43km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (44km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (44km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (44km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (54km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (23km)
  • Lac de Quinson (26km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (29km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (31km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (32km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (32km)
  • Mont Faron (36km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (37km)
  • Massif des Maures (41km)
  • Cap Canaille (44km)
  • Parc du Mugel (44km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (45km)
  • Cap Sicié (45km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (45km)
  • Calanque (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (35km)

Geography and distances

Bras is in the south-east of France at 39 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Bras is 660 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bras

Canton: Barjols

Arrondissement: Brignoles

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83149

Distance to Bras

from Toulon (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 660 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 109 km

from Bordeaux: 543 km

from Strasbourg: 585 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 Bras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauvert.

This page in French: Visiter Bras