THE BASE DU ROCHER – Your base for outdoor activities

Despite the drought, the water level is good for navigation on all our routes
Canoe & Paddle - Minigolf - refreshments, pétanque, volley, picnic ...
The Base du Rocher is the departure point for lots of outdoor exploration by canoe, by paddle board in the lower Argens valley surounding by the hills of the Maures and the Esterel.

We’ll be delighted to help you discover these wonderful, natural sites whilst at the same time avoiding the impacts of over-tourism.

The Base du Rocher – Your breath of fresh air on the Côte d’Azur!

The Base du Rocher is open
from 9th April to 30th September
from 9 am to 7 pm

Free Parking

April & May : Booking required
June to end September : Booking highly recommended

For your pleasure : Canoe, Paddle, Minigolf, refreshments, tables for picnic, pétanque, volley…


côté canoe kayak sur la rivière départ à Roquebrune sur Argens
côté paddle à la Base du Rocher de Roquebrune sur Argens
de la Base du Rocher au lac Noirel un parcours libre accessible à tous
From 1 hour to a full day, explore the Argens by canoe, kayak or paddle on one of our 2 self-guided routes.
The river Argens, a haven of peace and biodiversity, gives you a great place to navigate, swim and picnic!
A dream canoe trip at the hour the sun drops, the sky turns red and shadows lengthen. (only july and august)
Come on our convivial and fun evening trip that you’ll always remember. A real adventure to enjoy together!
sortie nature en canoe kayak paddle sur l'Argens de la Base du Rocher
Discover the Argens differently, with one of our nature guides. In the heart of the protected reserve Natura 2000, take a trip with a naturalist from S’PECE and discover the local fauna and flora in the wild - a place full of surprises! (sundays july, august)
Enjoy a sporting route!
Departure : the Base des Arcs, where the river Argens is still full of surprises in between rocs. guaranteed sensations!


côté minigolf de la Base du Rocher à Roquebrine sur Argens
Golf miniature du Rocher partie en famille
Crazy Golf is great fun for all the family! Something that everyone can do – large or small, old or young, expert or beginner.
Come and enjoy our 18-holes course with a view of the red Rocher – a moment to get together and have a good laugh!

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côté accueil de groupes de la Base du Rocher
partie de volleyball à la Base du Rocher
We love to see groups at the Base du Rocher – friends, school groups, work groups, all groups!
We have developed some special programmes of activities for you, or can create a unique day for you. On the menu – outdoors, fun, activities, nature, and above all good times.
paddle en sortie du mercredi et dimanche à Roquebrune sur Argens
We have created activities and events where you can have great times with family and friends.

Childrens’ Wednesdays, family Sundays, treasure hunts, the Argens Festival, etc…we want to see your smiles here at the Base du Rocher!

Fêtes événements et activités à la Base du Rocher de Roquebrune sur Argens
An event to celebrate with friends or family? Birthday, hen party, stag party…? A party here happens in the great outdoors and in a great ambiance. We have packages just for you where you also get access to volleyball, pétanque, crazy golf, picnic tables and chairs – everything you need!

Enjoy a great time all together, in the open air…
Here you can enjoy plenty of space to relax and play, with picnic tables, a crazy golf course, a pétanque pitch, etc
Cold drinks and ice creams on sale at reception.
Some of our equipment:
  • 100 canoes, 300 paddles, 300 life jackets
  • 2 x 8 seater minibuses and trailers
  • 1 x 16 seater minibus
  • 1 motorised safety boat
We have obtain "Qualité Tourisme TM" : the best for you.

Once upon a time, there was a medieval village…
Discover the history of this amazing thousand year-old village overlooked by its famous red rock - the “Rocher”. It all begins around the year 1,000 AD, with the establishment of a fortification known as : the Castrum. Later the village grows with the development of the rue des Portiques, full of picturesque houses and arcades, clustered around the elegant bell tower and parish church.

Roquebrune sur Argens village médiéval fortifiée Beffroy et Rocher Rouge

Aged 4 years and above*
(*For trips of 1, 2 and 4 hours)
Must be able to swim 25m
  • Sun protection (sun cream , hat, sunglasses)
  • Swimming kit (bathing suit, towel, water shoes)
  • Shoes must be closed (no flipflops)
  • Change of clothes (a shower is available)
We provide one sealed container per canoe for you to stow your things. However these are not guaranteed 100% waterproof, so don’t bring things that are too precious (phones, wallets, jewellery, etc) or, provide other protection for them. La Base du Rocher declines all responsibility for your personal effects. In the event of bad weather, Management reserves the right to cancel your outing for your own safety.
Payment methods accepted on site:
cash, credit/debit cards, cheques vacances.

The Base du Rocher pays particular attention the impact of its activities on the environment, in the context of sustainable development.
Our actions are as follows:
  • Cleaning-up the river banks during the season
  • Every year, organising a big clean-up event in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation and the Commune of Roquebrune
  • Provide recycling facilities and dry toilets at the Base
  • Using recycled paper and vegetable ink for all our printed marketing materiel
  • Providing information to our guests when they discover the Argens, to help them better understand and protect nature (leaflets, guides, signage, etc).
    Link to the Surfrider Foundation

The River Argens

Classified one of the 7 Wonders of Provence by Figaro Magazine in 2015, the Argens is one of the most beautiful wild sites on the Côte d’Azur! Here you are in Provence, in the Var Department, close to the beaches and major tourism sites – and yet the countryside you’ll be in offers a spectacle of nature. The lush green vegetation, calm waters, hills and cliffs offer a haven of biodiversity where you might come across a Kingfisher, a European Bee-eater or even a turtle!