The middle Var covers the region where the Var river flows west to east. The towns along the valley are Entrevaux, Touët-sur-Var, Villars sur Var and Puget Théniers. The term middle Var may sound Tolkeinesc. Mind you fast flowing river and the steep sided valley lends itself well as a backdrop to one of his books. Unfortunately because it is the fastest route into the Alps from Nice the tendency is to drive through than tally.