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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Cogolin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

A few steps from the coast, Cogolin is a picturesque Provencal village built on the slopes of the Massif des Maures.

With a very mild climate all year round, Cogolin is one of the few municipalities in the department of Var that slowly stretches of land to the shores of the Mediterranean.

Life has developed around its fortifications, located in the upper part where still dominates the Clock Tower. This is the remnant of one of the entries wall. This defensive system included residential houses and stately home. Cogolin and watered by the Giscle and Mole flourished, enjoying the wealth of its natural environment: the Maures (cork, heather), plain fertile land (market gardening, sugarcane) and its slopes with vineyards produce a renowned wine.

Located in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the city is now a popular holiday resort, with its heritage, its craftsmanship and its environment. A nearby beaches of Saint-Tropez and its peninsula active and lively throughout the year, the city also offers the diversity and quality of its fabric artisans and traders.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.2518430 (N 43° 15’ 7”)
Longitude6.5326490 (E 6° 31’ 58”)
Surface area27.93 km²
Population11339 inhabitants
Density405 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (59 km, 53 min)
Insee code83042
IntercommunalityCC du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
RegionFrench Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Grimaud3.9 km (8 min)
Gassin6.9 km (13 min)
La Croix-Valmer7.7 km (14 min)
La Môle9.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Tropez9.8 km (17 min)
Ramatuelle12.3 km (18 min)
La Garde-Freinet12.9 km (17 min)
Sainte-Maxime13.4 km (21 min)
Cavalaire-sur-Mer13.6 km (23 min)
Le Plan-de-la-Tour14.7 km (20 min)
Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer19.3 km (29 min)
Les Issambres21 km (31 min)
Bormes-les-Mimosas26 km (30 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The village Cogolin
The village Cogolin
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The Marines Cogolin
The Marines Cogolin
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sports sensations70 € to 100 € La Croix-Valmer (5.8 km)
Sea diving in Port Cros National Park
Sports sensations75 € Cavalaire-sur-Mer (8.8 km)
Water parachute upward on the Var coast
Sports sensations56 € to 120 € Les Issambres (15.7 km)
Kayak or paddleboard hire on La Favière beach
Sports sensations13 € to 49 € Bormes-les-Mimosas (20 km)
Jet ski hire, no licence needed
Sports sensations15 € to 220 € Fréjus (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Traditional activities of the Mole Valley
Mimosa tree trail - gaillarde valley les issambres
HikeEasy1h20Roquebrune-sur-Argens (18.9 km)
Old millstone workshop and hill fort
HikeEasy2h00Bagnols-en-Forêt (34 km)
Défens Wood and the Siagne Gorges
HikeIntermediate3h00Callian (45 km)
The Tanneron Ridges
HikeIntermediate4h30Tanneron (47 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals