Situated within the Maures Mountains at the top of the pass, this town is a good location for visiting the Massif des Maures, either by car or by foot. A medieval town, the old town has narrow little streets, some of which are carved through the solid rock of the mountainside. The town is surrounded by forests of cork oaks and chestnut groves and it is famous for it's chestnut products such as; chestnut cream, chestnut jam and chestnut honey.
The old Fort high above the town, overlooks the only passage between the Argens valley to the bay of St Tropez and there are excellent panoramic views of the hills of Miremar, the plains of St. Clement, and the valley of Argens. It is possible to see the Pre-Alps, the Mediterranean sea and of the wooded landscapes of the Maures.