Although some parts of its tectonics history remain unresolved, it is inferred that the Maures massif has a particular place in the Variscan belt of Western Europe. It corresponds to a small zone having experienced a similar history (with some exceptions) of external, internal, and suture zones associated with the north-Gondwana margin, but where wrench tectonics led to large-scale shearing that have considerably reduced in width the involved units.