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Although you might not think “camp” when you think “Cannes,” you can take a hike just 20 minutes away in the Massif de l'Estérel, a range of mountains formed from red-rock volcanoes. To get there, travel west along the N98 highway. Serious hikers can ascend the heights (2,000 feet at its highest point), but Concierge.com suggests that casual hikers might be better off sticking to the paths that trace the coast.
If you want to reach the top, Frommer's says, “To get to the massif's summit, Mont Vinaigre (elevation 589m/1,962 ft.), turn right at the Testannier crossroads 11km (7 miles) northeast of Fréjus.” There's a parking lot, and hikers can climb the rest of the way (about 15 minutes) to the summit for an amazing view of the Alps.
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