Long attached to the Guard, the Pradet became an independent municipality at the end of the 19th century. charming tourist resort between Toulon and Hyeres, Le Pradet retains a Mediterranean village soul. Between wooded hills, vineyards and idyllic coves, Pradet the landscapes are rich and colorful. All the riches of Provence seem them to be met.
The Heritage Pradet account of parks and exceptional gardens that bring honor to the Mediterranean flora. A natural gem in the heart of the city, wood Courbebaisse is an urban undergrowth. The site also includes a cottage garden where blossom Mediterranean sage and other plants to flower honey. The Cravéro park around City Hall, home to a unique palm grove. The ecological garden and animal Energy Forever has given an educational mission of discovering nature and awareness for its protection.
The general decor of the Pradet is marked by the fortifications built to protect the harbor of Toulon: the battery Gavaresse and strong black Colle, built on the solid to the late 19th century. In downtown, the religious heritage is represented by St. Raymond Church, also built in the 19th century in a neo-Romanesque style.
Exceptional site located on the territory of the Pradet, the old Cap Garonne copper mines are considered one of the finest and most important mineralogical sites of the world. Its galleries contain a unique concentration of different minerals, including the never before seen specimens of the world. The site visit to discover the lives of miners in the mine operating period. hiking trails leave from old mines to browse the course and the mountains, with magnificent views of the harbor of Toulon and Hyères islands Golden perspective.
Le Pradet, it is also a precious natural heritage, particularly on the coast. The beaches of the resort are among the finest in the Var: Galle Pine Beach, Monaco from the beach, the beach Oursinières, the range of lenses and the range of the Garonne enjoy exceptional protected natural environment.
Pradet is also crossed by the cycle path of the coast, which he punctuates with 19 other cities the stretch Six-Fours-les-Plages / Saint Raphael. On foot, the coastal path along the rocky coast between cliffs and secret coves. Shaded Aleppo pines, it is also bloomed in the spring wild orchids, centranthes and cremation.
Local crafts and local products are discovered in the boutiques and shops of downtown: mosaics, jewelry, ceramics, but also chocolate and wines. Proud of their land and their traditions, local producers receive in their operations for tours, tastings and direct sales. To discover the Pradet, hélicicoles of farms, an educational apiary, organic gardening, orchards, vineyards, olive groves and oil mills. The family farm of the mill of Esquirol is a must.
Destination with multiple leisure, Pradet finally seduced enthusiasts nature with its underwater trail of the Bay of the Garonne, his family beaches, stables, his walks, his kitesurfing school, kayak club, school sailing, its diving centers and tennis courts.
Cultural and sporting events punctuate the year finally Pradet: music festivals, nightclubs and themed tours, creators of markets, trade fairs, exhibitions, celebrations of local, open-air cinema, or "World of the mold."