Highlights 2017-2018


  • June 2019

  • 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...
    Long trail: 587 km / + 12,560 m Difference in altitude
    Short course: 448 km / + 8,710 m Difference in altitude

  • July 2019

  • 6 jours cyclos

    Col Lebraut, Mont Colombis and Notre Dame du Laus
    Long trail: 110 km / + 2,750 m
    Short trail: 83.5 km, + 2,100 m

  • 6 jours cyclos

    Day off

  • 6 jours cyclos

    Col de Montgenevre, Col de l'échelle and Laval Chalet
    Long trail: 156 km / + 2,200 m
    Short trail: 121 km, + 1,400 m

  • 6 jours cyclos

    Cime de la bonette
    Long trail: 101 km / + 2,700 m
    Short trail: 76 km, + 1,800 m

  • Opening of the chairlifts

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

  • O France

    International orienteering course Come and try your hand at this life-size treasure hunt! With your map and compass in hand, make your way through the checkpoints and markers as quickly as possible.

  • 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.

  • Reserved pass

    The upper part of the Col de Vars is reserved for cyclists: a unique opportunity to enjoy a road entirely dedicated to cyclists. From the peak of the Vars les Claux resort to Saint Paul sur Ubaye (La Sauvage brasserie), the road will be closed to motor vehicles.

  • Tour de France

    Stage 18 comes along the Col de Vars: 207 km between Embrun and Valloire.
    Cyclists will face the average slope of 9% head on and will all want to reach the summit first.

  • 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.

  • August 2019

  • 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.

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Piano recital
    Fiona Mato
    Schubert, Schumann, Ravel
    Admission: €10 Free for children under 12
    Meet at Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Chamber Music
    Lucie Arnal, cello
    Benjamin d'Anfray, piano
    Beethoven, Brahms
    Admission: €10 Free for children under 12
    Meet at Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Piano Four Hands
    Duo Eclypse, Marroussia
    Gentet and Antoine Mourlas
    Schubert, Khatchatourian
    Dvorak, Debussy
    €10 admission on the door, Free for children under 12
    Meet at Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Piano recital
    Alexandre Chenorkian
    Chopin
    €10 admission on the door, Free for children under 12
    Meet at Maison Chastan, Vars 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...

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Jazz
    YannickLestra, piano
    Estéban Pinto Gondim, saxophone
    Revamped jazz standards, original compositions and improvisations
    €10 admission on the door, Free for children under 12
    Meet at Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Golf Open

    Opportunity for an encounter at the 9-hole golf course at Bois Chenu, competition open to all members.

  • Reserved pass

    The upper part of the Col de Vars is reserved for cyclists: a unique opportunity to enjoy a road entirely dedicated to cyclists. From the peak of the Vars les Claux resort to Saint Paul sur Ubaye (La Sauvage brasserie), the road will be closed to motor vehicles.