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Le Beausset

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Le Beausset is a city of Var not far from Toulon. A forty kilometers from Marseilles, this town in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur reveals exceptional landscapes and a popular architectural heritage.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, extensive olive groves, gorges of Ollioules, this is the program Beausset, a Provencal town of charm and gaiety. Many vestiges that remain in the old Beausset, to the delight of history and beautiful architecture lovers.

Surrounded by medieval villages of Le Castellet and La Cadiere, Le Beausset is ideally located for exploring the most beautiful sights in the Var. The sea, not far, also offers a beautiful haven on the way to vacation.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Beausset
Postcode83330
Tourism label
Latitude43.1983310 (N 43° 11’ 54”)
Longitude5.8022940 (E 5° 48’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 80m to 560m
Surface area35.95 km²
Population9374 inhabitants
Density260 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (24 km, 20 min)
Insee code83016
IntercommunalityCA Sud Sainte Baume
DepartmentVar
RegionFrench Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Le Castellet4 km (8 min)
La Cadière-d'Azur5.5 km (11 min)
Évenos7.9 km (12 min)
Ollioules9.7 km (13 min)
Bandol10.6 km (16 min)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer13.6 km (15 min)
Sanary-sur-Mer14.5 km (17 min)
Cuges-les-Pins15.6 km (19 min)
Signes17.5 km (21 min)
Riboux19.6 km (28 min)
Tamaris-sur-Mer20 km (19 min)
Les Sablettes21 km (21 min)
La Seyne-sur-Mer21 km (21 min)
Six-Fours-les-Plages22 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Provencal town with ancient origins, Le Beausset reveals its charms all year to visitors.

The old Beausset is certainly the main attraction of the town of Beausset. The oldest part of the city, it includes a beautiful Romanesque chapel dating from the twelfth century. Today, it is an important place of pilgrimage regional, because according to tradition, the place would have the power to cure disease or to protect accidents. Inside the chapel, a hundred of votive offerings demonstrates a naive and folk art.

The house of the doll shows fans a beautiful collection of porcelain dolls nicely staged. Note that the site is also known for its antique dolls restaurateurs.

Several oratories, small religious buildings dedicated to a particular saint, line the streets of Beausset. a hundred is considered in effect along the ancient paths. The path of the Oratories allows admire the starting Beausset to the Old Beausset chapel.

In its time, the house Dalmas hosted Napoleon Bonaparte when the latter was still a mere captain, during the siege of Toulon.

You can still see in the street of the Republic, former Board seat. This particular hotel was hosting indeed the offices of the Republican administration between 1793 and 1795.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Le Beausset Provençal market is held every Friday and Sunday morning. A Christmas market also takes place in mid-December.

Every first weekend in July, up to Saint-Eloi. The event will include a Mass in Provençal, a procession in traditional costumes, folk dances or a ball and aioli.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Island diving and underwater exploration
Sports sensations45 € Bandol (8.9 km)
Bespoke cruise on a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors350 € to 4050 € Six-Fours-les-Plages (13.6 km)
Sailing and cruising course with the UCPA school
Sports sensations465 € Toulon (13.7 km)
Sailboat cruise with skipper on the Mediterranean
Nature and the great outdoors90 € to 840 € Toulon (13.8 km)
Circus show
Entertainment15 € Néoules (20 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Grand Gaou Island
HikeEasy1h00Six-Fours-les-Plages (12.1 km)
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat (16.2 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (21 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy4h00Tourves (25 km)
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (25 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels