La Garde Freinet – La Croix et le Fort-Freinet

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Discover this archaeological site of the Fort-Freinet, fortified village from the 12th until the 16th Centuries.

Hike 1
Registered as a natural exceptional site, the ancient medieval village is situated above the present village.
The Fort-Freinet and the cross on the neighbouring hill offer a magnificent view over the village, the plain and the mountains of the Maures, the Bay of Saint-Tropez.
The walk is to avoid with rain or windy weather, the path is steep and difficult and meant for experienced hikers. 5steep slopes, crossings, rocky peaks) Be careful !

Informations complémentaires

  • In the country
  • Mountain location
  • Altitude : 360m
  • Max elevation: 450m



  • Pets welcome

Clientele and group

Types of customers

  • Walkers/hikers
  • Level red – hard

Spoken languages

  • French

Further information

Hiking shoes recommended. Avoid bad weather.

Route information

  • Distance : 3km
  • Positive elevation: 100m
  • Daily duration: 90min
  • Map reference: TOP 25 IGN 3545
  • Type of route: loop
  • Marked route: yes
  • Predictions on markup: blue or red, depending on the difficulty
  • Nature of the land
    • Rock
    • Ground
    • Grit
    • Not suitable for strollers


Free access.


  • Chapelle Saint Jean RD 558 83680 La Garde-Freinet
  • From the Planète car park Follow the blue markings (medium difficulty) to reach : > the Cross and the orientation table (on the left) > the Fort-Freinet (on the right) To avoid the passage marked in red, which has To avoid the passage marked in red, which is very difficult, take the blue path to reach the Fort and also for the return journey (see map)
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