Villecroze

Charming Village of Villecroze

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Set up against the foothills of the Alpes de Provence in Haut Var, Villecroze is a charming village which attracts many visitors. In the magnificent decor of mountains of pines and oaks, this village has many sights to see. Explore the charming village houses of Villecroze.

One, which you shouldn’t miss is the Commanderie des Templiers (house of the Templar knights) of Ruou founded in 1150 which, at the time, influenced life in the area all the way from the Verdon Valley to the Mediterranean. In its park are trees of rare species, caves, a waterfall and beautiful rose gardens.

In the summer, Villecroze organizes concerts in the St. Victor Chapel (12th and 13thc.). These are given by the International Academy of Music (Foundation Grunner – Schlumberger) and bring together great musicians from all over the world.

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Verdon Gorges

Verdon Gorges

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This immense and magnificent canyon straddles the departments of Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence. Often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful.

The gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock are the result of the erosion of the Verdon river.

In the midst of a nature reserve, rich in flora and fauna, the scenery here is astonishing. Never really discovered until the beginning of the century, the Verdon Gorges have since then fascinated innumerable visitors; there is no doubt that the sight is imposing!

The custodial villages (Aiguines, Les Salles sur Verdon) nestled at the foot of the fault have maintained their old fashioned Provençal appeal. Some property listed here near the Verdon Gorges. Here you will be warmly welcomed, and thanks to the fabulous natural resources of the area, countless activities are available.

 

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Tourtour

Tourtour – beautiful village status

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Thanks to its character, on the top of a 630 meters hill, where you can benefit from a panoramic vue , Tourtour has been classified as one of the 100 most beautiful villages of France.

The village is full of flowers all along the year. You will love its places with fountains and its old stones facades. Stroll around and admire the properties in Tourtour.

With its reputation for beauty, its fabulous site, and its nice typical restaurants, Tourtour is very popular.

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Sillans La Cascade

Charming Sillans La Cascade

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Situated 20 minutes from Lac Sainte Croix, Sillans La cascade is well known for its 42 meters cascade that you can discover after a 800 meters walk from the village through woods of century plane trees. Admire the property in Sillans La Cascade.

With its river, its charming entrance and stone facades, its ramparts with their towers from the 11th c. its castle, Sillans La Cascade reflect the softness of living and has much to offer to residents.

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Seillans

Seillans: One of the most beautiful villages

seillansThe village of Seillans has built itself up over the centuries inside fortified walls. It has a long and interesting history.

This medieval site set in the midst of wonderful countryside will astonish you with its labyrinths of cobbled streets, rustic portals, shaded courts and ancient fountains.

The houses in colours of ochre and rust rise up to the top of the village one above the other.

Seillans has been classified as “One of the most beautiful villages in France”.

Many artists are installed here and the illustrious surrealist painter Max Ernst lived his last ten years in this village.

Rians

Explore Rians

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At 335 m, altitude, Rians is a large village situated between the areas of Ste. Baume , Aix en Provence, and Ste. Victoire.

Built in a spiraling manner around its bell tower, and having a rich historical legacy, Rians is a joy to history and archaeology enthusiasts.

In exploring the city you will find lovely fountains and some ancient houses of the bourgeois.

The main livelihood of Rians is its agriculture and most recently the local wine producers earned the right to the label their wine “Coteaux d’Aix” much to the pride of the community.

La Verdiere

Picturesque La Verdiere

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This picturesque village of Haut Var is built on a little hill around a 10th c. seigniorial castle.

The steep and winding streets are planned around the castle.

Visiting La Verdiere will let you discover ancient tall houses (16th and 17th century), lovely fountains, and at the very top of the village, there is the parish church of the Assumption next to the castle (private property) and its large park.

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Fayence

Fayence: Aroma of Provence

FayencePerched on the side of a hill between the sea and the mountains, and set in picturesque Provençal countryside, Fayence is rated highly by tourists.

It has a southerly climate, charming old streets, warm and welcoming inns emitting the aromas of Provence, and even some relics of times past.

Fayence is also well known for its gliding center (the top in Europe), where competitions are held ( The International Open Air Plane Gliding).

Entrecasteaux

Historic Entrecasteaux

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Entrecasteaux is well known for its castle (built in the 16thc. on the ruins of an 11thc. Fort) at the bottom of which you will see a splendid garden designed by Le Notre. The castle was the residence of many Provencal nobles. Check out Entrecasteaux property in this historic village.

Thanks to its fortified church St. Sauveur and its ancient houses from the 16th all along the paved streets, the whole village has been classified a historical monument and is one of the prettiest medieval villages of the region.

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Cotignac

Cotignac – a typical Provencal Village

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Cotignac is situated in the interior of Var in the centre of Provence at 230m. Altitude, and stands at the bottom of a majestic great rock, at the top of which you will see towers from 11th c. and where you will find troglodytes houses.

It has kept the typical signs of a Provencal village: the famous place boarded with plane trees and nice restaurants with large terraces, houses of the l6th and 17th centuries, narrow streets, fountains, old shops windows, all witnesses to the long and interesting past of Cotignac.

You’ll fall under the charm of this village like no other.

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