Events and Activities 2019


  • June 2020

  • Saturday 27 June

  • 6 jours cyclos

    A week of cycle touring in a star around Vars, including effort, discovery and friendship. The route can be tailored to suit you, long or short, for the most athletic or the keenest from the world of leisure cycling.
    Get away from your daily stresses with a week of escape and dreams.
    So, our cycling friend, no matter what your level, get ready, because all roads can lead to Var...
    Super trail: 588 km + 12,600 m difference in height
    Long trail: 595 km / + 11,800 m difference in height
    Small trail: 456 km / + 7,850 m difference in height

  • July 2020

  • Saturday 04 July

  • Opening of the chairlifts

    The chairlifts will be open every day until 1st September.
    Live, discover, appreciate

  • MTB Team UP

    A gathering of mountain bike events that includes an enduro mountain bike competition, a downhill competition (DH) and marked trails.
    Open to French and foreign FFC and non-FFC competitors, the ‘timed’ events are aimed mainly at riders with an intermediate or advanced MTB level.
    The ‘rides’ will allow mountain bikers to discover the bike park and will be accessible to all levels.
    2 beautiful days for sharing and friendship.

  • The night of churches

    Opening of the ecumenical church in Vars Sainte Marie, illuminations, encounters and presentation of the organ

  • Sunday 05 July

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Monday 06 July

  • Organ concert

    Organ concert with Chantal de Zeeuw
    Bach and his contemporaries
    Free admission, donations welcome
    Meet at the Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 07 July

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Discover the rocks on the Col de Vars

    The rocks on the Col de Vars were formed a long time ago (tens of millions of years), while the alpine ocean was closing, and very far away (hundreds of kilometres), on the African plate ...
    Car share Walking shoes required Get back around 5:30pm

    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Thursday 09 July

  • ‘Deux Seconds’ show

    Silent, humourous show, or how you fight with your ‘put up in two seconds’ tent!
    Open to all - Meet on the main road in Vars Sainte Marie

  • Friday 10 July

  • Zumba

    Keep in shape during your holiday. It’s a good idea to take a bottle of water.
    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Sunday 12 July

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Monday 13 July

  • Fête Nationale - French National Day

    A day arranged around the Olympic Games for friends or families and a sociable evening with the Vars firefighters.
    Concert and fireworks display
    Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 14 July

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Thursday 16 July

  • Bread making

    Demonstration of the communal oven and foot pedal ride for children.
    Vars Sainte Catherine

  • Outdoor mountain film projection

    Enjoy nature and mountain-inspired films on giant screens! It’s a real feast for the eyes and the soul, under a starry sky.
    This evening mustn’t be missed!
    Meet at the Petanque court, Vars Saint Marcellin

  • Friday 17 July

  • Local specialities of the Southern Alps and Artisans sans Vitrine (craftspeople without windows)

    Come and (re)discover the flavours of our mountains and the beautiful creations of our local craftspeople.
    Meeting point, Point Show, Vars les Claux

  • Sunday 19 July

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Organ concert

    Capucine Payan, Kapellmeister in Sulzbach, Germany.
    Admission: €10 Free for children under 12
    Meet at the Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 21 July

  • Astronomical events

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon: Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship! Daytime and evening workshops will be available free of charge.

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Wednesday 22 July

  • Vars en fête - Party time in Vars

    A pleasant moment to enjoy at the heart of Saint Mercellin, house sale, entertainment

  • Thursday 23 July

  • Concert - Consortium

    Free concert to party, sing and dance to the sounds of the most beautiful French and international songs
    A modern trio with the best current hits. A very eclectic group, they feature numerous artists, such as Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Bruno Mars, Stromae, Pharell Williams, Justin Bieber, Kendji Girac, Daft Punk, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, and many more. Subtly revisited, enjoy the hits in a distinctly party atmosphere.
    Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Saturday 25 July

  • Vars Mountain Trail

    The Vars Mountain Trail this year offers five races over two days, thus allowing you to enjoy the resort’s most beautiful paths and vary your trails.
    In a friendly sporting atmosphere, while respecting the values of the mountain, the Vars Mountain Trail offers a great diversity of landscapes with numerous paths along the crests. Sky-running, as the experts call it! Children aged between 7 and 17 will have their own trail, in the form of an introduction to the biathlon.

  • Polyphonic singing course

    Under the direction of Jean François Sénart, the ‘Polyphonie entre ciel et sommets’ [Polyphony between heaven and peaks] focuses on Mozart’s Requiem.
    For information and registration, contact Chantal de Zeeuw: +33 (0)6 63 30 94 95 or chantal.dezeeuw@free.fr

  • Sunday 26 July

  • Local specialities of the Southern Alps and Artisans sans Vitrine (craftspeople without windows)

    Come and (re)discover the flavours of our mountains and the beautiful creations of our local craftspeople.
    Meeting point, Point Show, Vars les Claux

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Organ concert

    David Sénéquier, organist at the collegiate church of Saint Laurent de Salon de Provence
    Admission: €10 Free for children under 12
    Meet at the Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 28 July

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Thursday 30 July

  • Outdoor mountain film projection

    Enjoy nature and mountain-inspired films on giant screens! It’s a real feast for the eyes and the soul, under a starry sky.
    This evening mustn’t be missed!
    Meet at the Petanque court, Vars Saint Marcellin

  • Friday 31 July

  • Zumba

    Keep in shape during your holiday. It’s a good idea to take a bottle of water.
    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • August 2020

  • Saturday 01 August

  • Organ course

    Under the direction of Chantal de Zeeuw.
    For information and registration, contact Chantal de Zeeuw: +33 (0)6 63 30 94 95 or chantal.dezeeuw@free.fr

  • Sunday 02 August

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Tuesday 04 August

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Friday 07 August

  • Zumba

    Keep in shape during your holiday. It’s a good idea to take a bottle of water.
    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Sunday 09 August

  • Local specialities of the Southern Alps and Artisans sans Vitrine (craftspeople without windows)

    Come and (re)discover the flavours of our mountains and the beautiful creations of our local craftspeople.
    Meeting point, Point Show, Vars les Claux

  • Vars bowls week

    Every day, a pétanque competition is organised, which culminates in the Dédé challenge during the heritage festival.

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Organ concert

    When he was a student at the Conservatoire National de Région in Paris, Emmanuel Duperrey had 2 dreams, to play in a concert at the Notre Dame de Paris and at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London. This first dream came true in 2004, and the second in 2018: it’s all about patience and perseverance!
    Admission: €10 Free for children under 12
    Meet at the Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 11 August

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Thursday 13 August

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Outdoor mountain film projection

    Enjoy nature and mountain-inspired films on giant screens! It’s a real feast for the eyes and the soul, under a starry sky.
    This evening mustn’t be missed!
    Meet at the Petanque court, Vars Saint Marcellin

  • Friday 14 August

  • Bread making

    Demonstration of the communal oven and foot pedal ride for children.
    Vars Sainte Catherine

  • Saturday 15 August

  • Village visit

    Set off and explore the Vars village and the charm of Vars Sainte Marie with the Vars au fil du temps association.
    Meet in Sainte Marie

  • Heritage Festival

    All the residents and holidaymakers are invited to share in a beautiful village festival, with the traditional mountain welcome with entertainment and discovery workshops. The village is transformed into a real show scene to celebrate the patron saint: procession and mass followed by an aperitif, bowls competition, fête, entertainment and local craftspeople, mini farm, crouseton making workshop, car boot, games library, village visits, dance, fireworks...

  • Sunday 16 August

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • "The most beautiful Ave Marias" concert

    Marie a inspiré tous les artistes, dans tous les pays, dans tous les temps: icônes ,statues, peintures, cathédrales, poèmes .... et MUSIQUES !
    Elle est sans doute la plus chantée et la plus magnifiée dans toutes les cultures et dans toutes les langues.
    Vous retrouverez dans ce concert les "Ave Maria" que vous aimez, mais aussi un choix de nouvelles oeuvres vocales et instrumentales écrites en l'honneur de la Vierge Marie.
    Soprano, Muriel TOMAO. Dominique Baillat mezzo-soprano, Vincent Baillat ténor, Peter duyster baryton, Sacha Stojanovic flûte, Chantal DE ZEEUW orgue
    10 € par,personne, gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans
    Centre œcuménique, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 18 August

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Five of the finest classical music concerts including a classic jazz concert.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Wednesday 19 August

  • Astronomical events

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon: Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship! Daytime and evening workshops will be available free of charge.

  • Thursday 20 August

  • Concert - Savina

    Free Concert to party, sing and dance to the sounds of the most beautiful French and international songs
    a musical group that’s a bit offbeat
    SAVINA is calling you... But what is it?
    Music, theatre, humour, emotion, imitations, a whole programme in poetry with characters more fake than real.
    Meet in the square in front of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Friday 21 August

  • Zumba

    Keep in shape during your holiday. It’s a good idea to take a bottle of water.
    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Sunday 23 August

  • Local specialities of the Southern Alps and Artisans sans Vitrine (craftspeople without windows)

    Come and (re)discover the flavours of our mountains and the beautiful creations of our local craftspeople.
    Meeting point, Point Show, Vars les Claux

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Chartreuse sun and orange juice included
    Come to the Tourist Office, Vars les Claux

  • Tuesday 25 August

  • Le Pas du Curé

    Joint pilgrimage between the parishes of Vars and Ceillac, with a meeting point at the place known as Le Pas du Curé. Celebration of a mass. Leave from Val D'Escreins or Ceillac
    Information and registration: Odile David: +33 (0)6.09.17.51.02

  • Weekly market

    In the morning,
    Vars les Claux

  • Discover the rocks on the Col de Vars

    The rocks on the Col de Vars were formed a long time ago (tens of millions of years), while the alpine ocean was closing, and very far away (hundreds of kilometres), on the African plate ...
    Car share Walking shoes required Get back around 5:30pm

    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Children’s concert - Fabulette de mon Jardin [Tales from my Garden]

    Free musical show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

    Welcome to my garden, where anything’s possible. You just have to believe. We can meet a baritone elephant, a donkey who says no all the time, a hedgehog that must be careful not to prick, carrots that sing in the garden and, of course, King Badaboum who keeps breaking the latch. Lots of adventures, in song... (45 mins)