La Garde Freinet – Notre-Dame de Miremer

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Description

Very nice walk towards a pilgrim chapel. An exceptional site offering a striking view over the Bay of Saint-Tropez and the Maures mountains.

Hike 3

THE SITE
Notre-Dame de Miremer Chapel. A splendid site offering a remarkable view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Maures massif. Place of pilgrimage for the Nativity of the Virgin.
Also to be seen on the site: the orchard of Miremer, plantation of fig trees on the terrace

YOUR HIKE
This hike in the Maures massif of about 2-3 hours will make you discover the site of Miremer, its chapel, the orchard in terrace.

PARKING
Free parking at Les Teilles
Location: small road in front of the Tourist Information Point, on the outskirts of the village.
How to get there:
Coming from Le Luc
The car park is at the end of the Chemin des Teilles, about 300 m on the right from the village entrance, opposite the Tourist Information Point.
Coming from Grimaud
Go through the village towards Le Luc, in the big bend going down to the right, take the small road opposite in the bend.

THE ROUTE
Departure point: Tourism and Activities Information Point
From the Information Point, head towards the exit of the village towards Grimaud, after the Chapelle St-Eloi take the Chemin du Refren (behind the petrol station).
After approx. 1.2 km it joins the RD 558. 50 metres before this junction, take a small path on the right of the big oak tree towards the RD 558 (in the bend) and cross it (with caution!). Go up the asphalt road on the left indicating Val d'Aubert & Camp de la Suyère .
At 650m the road forms a crow's foot, turn left towards Camp Vif / Ancienne Route de la Garde-Freinet.
After 400 m on the left, at the oratory, go up the path N.D. de Miremer (approx. 900 m) to the chapel of Miremer
Magnificent panorama: the coast, the villages of Grimaud (castle), Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Gassin, Saint-Tropez etc...
Go back down the hill of Miremer by the wide track on the left (back to the chapel). It winds for about 1.5 km up the hillside and takes you back to the edge of the RD 558.
Before reaching the RD 558, take the path on the left (signposted). It runs along the RD 558 overhanging the road for 200 m, then emerges 300 m further on next to the oratory of the N.D. de Miremer path.
Turn right to go back the way you came.

INTERESTS
Chapel of Notre Dame de Miremer
The orchard of Miremer

RECOMMENDATIONS
Only use the path during authorised periods;
Find out how open the forest is (especially in summer)

Informations complémentaires

  • In the country
  • Altitude : 360m

Benefits

Services

  • Pets welcome

Clientele and group

Types of customers

  • Level bue - Medium

Spoken languages

  • French

Route information

  • Distance : 9.7km
  • Positive elevation: 280m
  • Daily duration: 180min
  • Map reference: TOP 25 IGN 3545
  • Type of route: loop
  • Marked route: yes
  • Predictions on markup: yellow
  • Nature of the land
    • Not suitable for strollers
    • Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
    • Ground

Prices

Free access.

Location

  • Chapelle Saint Jean RD 558 83680 La Garde-Freinet
  • From La Garde-Freinet Tourisme head towards the exit of the village in the direction of Grimaud, after the Chapelle St-Eloi take the Chemin du Refren (behind the petrol station). After about 1.2 km, it joins the RD558. 50 metres before this junction, take a small path on the right of the big oak tree towards the RD 558 (on the bend) and cross (with care!). Go up the tarmac road on the left signposted Val d'Aubert & Camp de la Suyère. At 650 m the road forms a crow's foot, turn left towards Camp Vif / Ancienne Route de La Garde-Freinet. After 400 m on the left, at the oratory, go up the Notre Dame de Miremer path (about 900 m) to the Miremer chapel. Magnificent panorama: the coast, the villages of Grimaud (castle), Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Gassin, Saint-Tropez, etc... Go back down the hill of Miremer by the wide track on the left (back to the chapel). It winds for about 1.5 km up the hillside and takes you back to the edge of the RD 558. Before reaching the RD 558, take the path on the left (signpost). It runs along the RD 558 overhanging the road for 200 m, and ends 300 m further on next to the oratory of the Notre Dame de Miremer path. Turn right to take the return path in the opposite direction.
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