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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Comps-sur-Artuby
Insee code83044
AltitudeFrom 736 to 1178 meters
Surface63.49 km²
Population320 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²


National labelBargème at 9.8 km (13 min)
Chief townToulon (at 115 km, 87 min)Trigance at 10.5 km (14 min)
DepartmentVarLe Bourguet at 11 km (16 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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Common between Draguignan and Castellane.

Head of the canton, village Comps is located on the top shelf-Var, 900 meters above sea level in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, bordering the Alpine foothills, with a door to the tourist incomparable Gorges du Verdon, and near the Mediterranean Sea. Step welcoming, calm, its sunny spaces and allow a pleasant stay.

Comps gave two great masters in the Knights of Malta, inheritors of dissolved Order of Templars who had marked their presence by building fortified chapel of St. Andrew. The Coat of Comps reflect the return of the Crusaders after their pilgrimage to Palestine, and the presence Templar (gules, a form of gold, the same cross, bezants with three gold, two in chief and a peak ). The wars of succession of Queen Jeanne put the country with fire and blood, Charles Durras besieged the village and destroyed it, and its fortifications. This heroic, troubled and not remain closed as the chapel of St. Andrew and the two chapels included St. John and St. Didier. Located on a major route between the Mediterranean and the Alps, Comp has been through the centuries, a major expansion, thanks to driver who allowed the existence of a flourishing trade. Since the 1950s, Comps booming again thanks to agriculture adapted to its micro-climate and tourism development.

Visitors can indulge in various sporting and recreational activities, benefiting from all services, without being far from the Cote d'Azur (50 minutes), Lake St. Croix and the Alps.


Chapel of St. Andrew:

Templar chapel listed building November 16, 1891. Built around 1100 by the Knights Templar on a hill 963 m above sea level, it is among the highest works of the department of Var. It passed into the hands of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1313 (Hospital) became in 1518 the Knights of the Order of Malta. It served as a parish church to the people of Comps. In 1890 it was replaced by a larger church and more modern. First restoration in 1903. It was damaged by the vagaries of weather and dilapidated by the various invaders. Many repairs were needed to restore. Re-roofing slate in the apse, round tiles for the roof of the nave and varnished to scale the roof of the tower. The baroque high altar has been restored. On August 15, 1761, during the Mass, a storm broke and lightning entered through the bell tower, crossed the chapel, the dresses of the ladies burned. Since then, every year in August 15, there is a procession out of the statue of the Virgin. It is often visited by tourists traveling to the Gorges du Verdon.

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Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Rafting in the Verdon GorgesSports sensationsFrom 35 € to 70 €Castellane (15.3 km)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon GorgesSports sensationsFrom 33 € to 68 €Castellane (17 km)
Sculpture, engraving and drawing coursesCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (28 km)

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Chapel of St. Andrew classifiedChapel of St. Andrew classified
Chapelle de Saint Didier registeredChapelle de Saint Didier registered
registered Chapel of St. Johnregistered Chapel of St. John


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Sunday 25 January
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Monday 26 January
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Tuesday 27 January
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French cuisine restaurantLe Château de Trigance  
Perched on the hills of a picturesque village close to the Gorges du Verdon, Le Château de Trigance offers a timeless moment. In this 11th century fortress, enjoy gourmet cuisine with...
Located 7.8 km from Comps-sur-Artuby43 € per person 
Provençal restaurantHôtel-Restaurant des 2 Rocs  
Clinging to the hillside above the beautiful medieval village of Seillans the Hôtel-Restaurant des 2 Rocs invites you to relax in a peaceful atmosphere and timeless. This charming hotel...
Located 13.5 km from Comps-sur-Artuby50 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Gloire de Mon Père  
At the heart of the pretty village of Seillans, come and relax in La Gloire de Mon Père. Once the heyday arrived, sit under plane trees, the beautiful square dominated by a fountain,...
Located 13.6 km from Comps-sur-Artuby34 € per person 

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Mas with 2 bedroomsLou Viei Jas    
Dominique and Patricia welcome you all year in their charming house in Provence in the Var Figanières. Old barn of the 19th century, renovated, housed on a fenced 1 acre, nice and peaceful...
Located 15.1 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 50 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLes Blacas    
- In a Provencal house in stone, 600 m from the village, two bedrooms, a remarkable archaeological and botanical site. Views of the Esterel, the bay of Cannes, the Lérins Islands and...
Located 16.3 km from Comps-sur-Artuby60 € the double room 
Mas with 3 bedroomsMas des Lavendes    
As friends we welcome you to our old Provencal farmhouse located 2 km from the village of Fayence. There is a swimming pool, a summer kitchen and a large shaded parking available. We...
Located 16.6 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsGite dans un château en pleine nature  
Holiday set in an old castle, surrounded by nature in the Gorges du Verdon.
Located 10.1 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 350 € to 400 € per week 
House for 6 personsUne villa à louer  
Close to a typical Provencal village, 25 km from the sea, surrounded by an olive grove, a comfortable villa for 5 / 6 people. Pool, ping pong and golf balls at your disposal.
Located 13.1 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 700 € to 1800 € per week 
House for 6 personsVilla Provençale avec piscine a Fayence
Pretty villa T4 independent mas provencal, ground floor, 110m ² landscaped, fenced, wooded 2000m ² with stunning private pool 10mx6 m- spa / bath bubbles, small bath and large corner...
Located 17.9 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 600 € to 1700 € per week 

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210 places over 7 haChasteuil-Provence    
Families with children, nature lovers, you dream of friendly holidays in an authentic natural and preserved ? You are in the right place. It is on a 200 hectare property along the river,...
Located 14.9 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 14.10 € to 28.50 € per day 
169 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Blimouses     NEW
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Located 15.2 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 16 € to 27 € per day 
134 places over 4,5 haCamping club le ruou  
Near the Gorges du Verdon, Camping Le Ruou is the ideal base for exploring the highest canyon in Europe and the Var coast. Friendliness, family-friendly, camping on a human scale, natural...
Located 24 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 18.50 € to 31 € per day 

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Logis Grand Hotel Bain - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyLogis Grand Hotel Bain     
The Logis Grand Hotel Bain is a family-run hotel since 1737 and is located in Comps-sur-Artuby, near the Gorges of Verdon. It offers en suite rooms with free WiFi and a TV. The hotel...
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Château de Trigance - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyChâteau de Trigance     
This medieval castle is set in the Provencal village of Trigance. It offers candle-lit gastronomic meals in its on-site restaurant, which is situated in one of the oldest weapon rooms...
Located 7.8 km from Comps-sur-Artuby
Logis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyLogis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier     
Le Vieil Amandier is located in the small village of Trigance, in the heart of the Verdon Nature Reserve. Its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and free on-site parking. The...
Located 7.8 km from Comps-sur-Artuby

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La Bastide d'Antoine
This Provençal-style house offers panoramic views of Saint-Tropez bay. It is located just 2 km from the city centre and offers an outdoor heated swimming...
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