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Access rules for the forested areas in Var

 

Rules of access to the forest massifs in the Var(ouverture nouvelle fenêtre)

 

A prefectorial ordinance (arrêté préfectoral du 27 juin 2016) regulates access to the forested areas and driving/parking on certain bordering roads.

Excerpts from article 3 regarding access to the forested areas :

From June 21st to September 20th the préfecture releases for each day a map showing the level of fire risk for the forested areas in the Var. This map depends on Meteo France’s weather forecast and is updated daily at 7 pm. It is available on the Var department of Agriculture and Forestry website (http://ddaf.cdig-83.org).

Access to the forested areas is regulated as follows :

Yellow zones (moderate level of fire risk) :
Caution is required.

Orange zones (high level of fire risk) :
It is recommended to refrain from going into the forested areas.

Red zones (very high level of fire risk) :
It is prohibited to drive on any of the ways listed in the annex to the prefectorial order that are marked with the following sign :
Access by foot (walkers, hikers…) is prohibited in all the woods, forests, scrublands, afforestations or plantations in the following nine massifs (covering the whole Var) : Centre-Var, Estérel, Haut-Var, Iles d’Hyères, Maures Nord, Maures Sud, Préalpes, Sainte Baume Nord, Sainte Baume Sud.
The risks in the massif de l’Estérel also apply to the western massifs of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Black zones (extremely high level of fire risk) :
It is prohibited to drive on any of the ways listed in the annex to the prefectorial order that are marked with the following sign :
Access by foot (walkers, hikers…) is prohibited in all the woods, forests, scrublands, afforestations or plantations in the following nine massifs (covering the whole Var) : Centre-Var, Estérel, Haut-Var, Iles d’Hyères, Maures Nord, Maures Sud, Préalpes, Sainte Baume Nord, Sainte Baume Sud.
The risks in the massif de l’Estérel also apply to the western massifs of the Alpes-Maritimes.

 
 

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