Driving by the A8 highway between Fréjus and the A57 interchange, the rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argens stands majestic above the Argens valley with its reddish vertical sheers. Geologists explain its existence as a "cone of dejection" formed from eroded granitic rocks from the Maures mountains.
To the town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens and Le Muy, it's an ever-present symbol, a sort of Eiffel Tower of the eastern Var.
To hikers, it is a magnet, a dramatic backdrop to many walks open to wanderers around Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Watch out for "Privé" signs that warn wanderers not to trespass on private property.