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Varages

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Varages - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var
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Varages is a village in Haut Var in Provence Verte, located near Verdon. The village has the distinction of being perched on a tufa rock created by the Millennium deposit of limestone from the sources of Fontvieille.

The village's history is marked by earthenware. The faience industry was born in the late 17th century and fully developed in the eighteenth. In 1789, there were eight factories and five mills varnish whose activity is added to the potters. The beautiful pieces preserved in various museums (Sevres, Limoges, Aix, Marseille ...) attest to the quality of production as the talent of the painters of the time. The upheavals of the Revolution, the fashion of porcelain, and competition from the North sounded the death knell for pottery luxury. Varages adapts by producing commercial products, usually in white. The arrival of the train South France saved the factories that using electricity is mechanized.

Today, the potters of Varages are always present on the world market. In the shadow of the factory and from the school of ceramics, flower again we see the craftsmanship that honors three hundred years of unbroken tradition, reviving the beautiful productions of the past centuries.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVarages
Postcode83670
Latitude43.5963590 (N 43° 35’ 47”)
Longitude5.9605270 (E 5° 57’ 38”)
AltitudeFrom 259m to 573m
Surface area35.11 km²
Population1156 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (77 km, 1h16)
Insee code83145
IntercommunalityCC Provence d'Argens en Verdon
DepartmentVar
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Tavernes5.4 km (7 min)
La Verdière5.6 km (7 min)
Saint-Martin8.3 km (11 min)
Brue-Auriac9.8 km (13 min)
Barjols10.5 km (13 min)
Esparron10.6 km (14 min)
Pontevès12.9 km (16 min)
Saint-Julien13.4 km (18 min)
Fox-Amphoux15.1 km (22 min)
Montmeyan15.3 km (16 min)
Artigues15.9 km (23 min)
Seillons-Source-d'Argens16.8 km (22 min)
Ginasservis17.6 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

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Museum of earthenware Varages (flat Etienne Armand first master potter of Varages)
Museum of earthenware Varages (flat Etienne Armand first master potter of Varages)
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View Village
View Village
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Fountain Liberation Square
Fountain Liberation Square
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Memorial, Liberation Square
Memorial, Liberation Square
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Town Hall Square with the Fountain of 4 seasons
Town Hall Square with the Fountain of 4 seasons
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View of the village Chapel
View of the village Chapel
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The Village
The Village
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The Village - Liberation Square
The Village - Liberation Square
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Monument aux Morts Liberation Square
Monument aux Morts Liberation Square
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The Village - Fountain
The Village - Fountain
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The Village
The Village
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The Village
The Village
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Fountain Republic Square
Fountain Republic Square
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The City
The City
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City Council
City Council
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City Hall
City Hall
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City Hall
City Hall
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Earthenware Varages
Earthenware Varages
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Earthenware Varages
Earthenware Varages
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Earthenware Varages
Earthenware Varages
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Church of Our Lady of Nazareth 17th century
Church of Our Lady of Nazareth 17th century
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Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Church of Our Lady of Nazareth
Church of Our Lady of Nazareth
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Church of Our Lady of Nazareth
Church of Our Lady of Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre Dame Nazareth
Interior of Notre Dame Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of the Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of the Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Inside the church Our Lady of Nazareth
Inside the church Our Lady of Nazareth
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Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Interior of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
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Weather

Sunday 29 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 18°C
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Monday 30 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
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Tuesday 31 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sculpture, engraving and drawing courses
Culture and education40 € to 280 € Moissac-Bellevue (17.8 km)
Bicycle hire between Verdon and Luberon
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 72 € Manosque (30 km)
Aoubre, the nature adventure
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 20 € Flassans-sur-Issole (34 km)
Explore Aix by Segway
Culture and education40 € Aix-en-Provence (42 km)
Stained glass course with an artisan
Crafts13 € Aix-en-Provence (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (21 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy3h00Tourves (21 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (24 km)
Olive tree path
HikeEasy1h30Estoublon (42 km)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (53 km)

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