Rugged and red: France's Esterel mountains
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The Esterel mountain range, in France's southern Var region, was formed millions of years ago. Made up of red volcanic rocks stretching over 32,000 hectares, lining the Mediterranean coast, the Esterel is ideal for hiking. Famous French writers like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Victor Hugo are among those who have spent time here. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.