Comps-sur-Artuby

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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Comps-sur-Artuby
TownComps-sur-Artuby
Insee code83044
Postcode83840
Latitude43.7095530
Longitude6.5089400
AltitudeFrom 736 to 1178 meters
Surface63.49 km²
Population320 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²

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National labelBargème at 5.6 km
Chief townToulon (at 115 km, 87 min)Brenon at 7.2 km
DepartmentVarTrigance at 7.7 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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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ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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)
Microlight flight over the Var areaSports sensationsFrom 70 € to 120 €Fayence (18.8 km)
Sculpture, engraving and drawing coursesCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (28 km)
Sculpture and art therapy courseCulture and education50 €Moissac-Bellevue (29 km)

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PHOTOS

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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WEATHER

Friday 31 October
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Min. 6°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 1 November
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Min. 2°C - Max. 19°C
Sunday 2 November
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Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Château de Trigance  
8.4
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  
7.9
Seillans
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  
8.9
Seillans
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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 2 bedroomsLou Viei Jas    
9.8
Figanières
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    
9.1
Mons
- 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    
10
Fayence
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsGite dans un château en pleine nature  
9.1
Trigance
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 8 personsEcogîte du Bivosque
Montferrat
Marie Paule welcomes you in Montferrat Provence, in his cottage built with green materials (clay, wool, linen, cork) that use renewable energy (solar, wood, air). It will guide you...
Located 11.1 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 490 € to 700 € per week 
House for 6 personsUne villa à louer  
9.8
Callas
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 

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CAMPSITES

 
210 places over 7 haChasteuil-Provence    
9.3
Castellane
Located at the start of the Verdon Gorges, over 2000ft high, our campsite was opened in 1959 by the same family who continous to run it today and who takes pride in providing the latest...
Located 14.9 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 16.10 € to 28.20 € per day 
169 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Blimouses     SPECIAL OFFER
Callas
Located between the Massif de l' Esterel Buttress & the Verdon. At Les Blimouses you find an authentic atmosphere, family in sunny Provence. Ideal starting point to discover natural...
Located 15.2 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyFrom 16 € to 27 € per day 
134 places over 4,5 haCamping club le ruou  
Villecroze
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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HOTELS

Logis Grand Hotel Bain - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyLogis Grand Hotel Bain     
7.9
Comps-sur-Artuby
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...
Located in Comps-sur-ArtubyRoom from 68 €
Château de Trigance - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyChâteau de Trigance     
9.1
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-ArtubyRoom from 135 €
Le Coq en Pâte - Hotel in Comps-sur-ArtubyLe Coq en Pâte 
La Roque-Esclapon
Located in La Roque-Esclapon, Le Coq en Pâte offers a terrace, bar and on-site restaurant. The Araignée Valley is 1 km away and Combe Forest is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. All...
Located 9.8 km from Comps-sur-ArtubyRoom from 45 €

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Kube Hotel
The first luxury technological resort in St-Tropez, Kube Hotel is a mini resort. It offers fitness and treatment rooms and has 2 swimming pools. Kube Hotel...
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Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez
Located in the centre of Saint-Tropez just a 2-minute walk from the harbour, Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez features a suspended...
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