Varages

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TownVarages
Insee code83145
Postcode83670
Latitude43.5963590
Longitude5.9605270
AltitudeFrom 259 to 573 meters
Surface35.11 km²
Population1156 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townToulon (at 77 km, 76 min)Tavernes at 4.5 km
DepartmentVarLa Verdière at 4.8 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Museum of Ceramics:
  • The potters who flourished in Varages, where they found water, clay and wood, starting from 1695 to make way for potters. Beyond the artistic and historic collection, containing over one thousand pieces of 17th-21st century, the museum focuses on the man, his history, his experience, his knowledge. He traces this tradition faience continuously for more than three centuries.
  • The ground floor is devoted to techniques for making pottery. While the floors evoke the artistic side and the evolution of pottery in the 20th century.
  • Time: From September to June, Wednesday to Sunday from 14h to 17h (14h-18h only in September and June). Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Every day except Monday and Tuesday mornings in July and August from 10am to 12pm and from 15h to 19h.
  • Entrance fee (free for children under 12 years).
  • Information: Tel / Fax: +33 4 94 77 60 39 - Email: museefaiencesvarages@wanadoo.fr
  • The chapel of Saint Pothinus and panoramic views over the village.
  • The Church of Our Lady of Nazareth with its Gothic spire covered with polychrome glazed tiles.
  • The park of the enclosure.
  • The circuit fountains.
  • The oil mill.
  • The clock.
  • The descent of the mills.
  • Domaine de Laval.
  • Internships earthenware.
  • Tennis.
Detailed information
Leisure centresMuseum of the Faïences

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • March: Collector's Fair - Feast of the Olive - Carnival.
  • Easter Monday: Omelet of St. Pothinus.
  • April: Raising of the mat in May
  • May: Exhibition of paintings.
  • June: Celebrations of St Photinus (the first week of the month) - Fire of Saint John.
  • July: Flea (2nd Sunday). Literary appetizer.
  • Mid-July: Start painting exhibition.
  • August: Feast of Ceramics (2nd Sunday).
  • October: The meetings of Varages Pays de Provence Verte.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sculpture and art therapy courseCulture and education50 €Moissac-Bellevue (17.2 km)
Sculpture, engraving and drawing coursesCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (17.8 km)
Maiden or introductory microlight flightSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 180 €Vinon-sur-Verdon (18.7 km)
Bicycle hire between Verdon and LuberonSports sensationsFrom 18 € to 72 €Manosque (30 km)

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PHOTOS

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WEATHER

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RESTAURANTS

 
Provençal restaurantHostellerie des Trois Fontaines  
8.9
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Barjols
Looks like THE SOUTH - A country inn that smells and flavors of Provence in the South? This is the challenge of Hostellerie des 3 Fontaines: a nice terrace in the village of Barjols,...
Located 5.8 km from Varages29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant Chez Marceau  
9.4
Ginasservis
Located on the square of the pretty village of Ginasservis, in the Var, Christian and Sira Bousquières warmly welcome you to their inn Chez Marceau. The rustic atmosphere is conducive...
Located 12.2 km from Varages40 € per person 
Provençal restaurantLa Table de Fanette  
9.1
Fox-Amphoux
La Table de Fanette is an establishment with a family atmosphere and where you will be given a more typical Provençal cuisine. Open reservation, this suggests dishes and different rates...
Located 13 km from Varages38 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa belle maison saint nicolas  
Barjols
Beautiful apartment on the third floor in an old house, in the village Barjols Tivoli Provence Verte. The area is residential, quiet, trees, and remains property is surrounded by gardens...
Located 5.7 km from VaragesFrom 110 € to 140 € the double room 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLa Tour d'Enguernes    
10
Montmeyan
At the heart of the Haut-Var, The renovated Templar Farm in Montmeyan welcomes you for your weekend break or discovering the Gorges du Verdon (3 km to Quinson Lake 15 km to de Sainte-Croix...
Located 11 km from VaragesFrom 170 € to 270 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsDomaine saint dominique    
8.5
Seillons-Source-d'Argens
Welcome to Domaine Saint Dominique! The Domaine Saint Dominique, located in the heart of a vineyard of Seillons Source Argens (Var - 83, France), is available 5 guest rooms. Located...
Located 12.4 km from VaragesFrom 75 € to 90 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsLe petit costebelle  
9.2
Tavernes
Gorges du Verdon 20 min. Cottage 2 to 4 persons 40 m surrounded by olive trees, oaks and lavender on fenced 600 m² in a quiet location. New construction in local stone, very comfortable,...
Located 5.7 km from VaragesFrom 320 € to 530 € per week 
Ground floor for 6 personsBellefleur
Pontevès
Our beautiful Provencal house 'Bellefleur' ​​is located in the countryside. We offer a detached house 85m² on the ground floor: two bedrooms, lounge, large kitchen, bathroom, toilet....
Located 6.7 km from VaragesFrom 500 € to 700 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsMaison provençale de caractère  
9.1
Ginasservis
Situated at 1,5 km from the village of Ginasservis (Route d'Esparron), France, Provence Alps Riviera, Var, in the Regional Natural Park of Verdon. House/Villa, Living aera 80 m², garden...
Located 10.4 km from VaragesFrom 350 € to 650 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
74 places over 1,8 haCamping les fouguieres    
8.4
Carcès
Ideally located 5 minutes walk from the village of carcasses, and near the lake, Camping Les Fouguières welcomes you on 1.8 hectares of land on the banks of the river 'The Caramy. '...
Located 23 km from VaragesFrom 16 € to 28 € 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 28 km from VaragesFrom 18.50 € to 31 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Relais Notre Dame - Hotel in VaragesLe Relais Notre Dame     
8.5
Quinson
Located at the entrance to Quinson village, next to the prehistoric museum, Le Relais Notre Dame is 300 metres from the Verdon River and a 20-minute drive from Sainte-Croix Lake. The...
Located 13 km from VaragesRoom from 65 €
Logis Auberge du Grand Chêne - Hotel in VaragesLogis Auberge du Grand Chêne    
8.2
Sillans-la-Cascade
Logis Auberge du Grand Chêne is located in Sillans-la-Cascade, just 1 km from the waterfalls and the centre of the fortified village. You can dine at the on-site restaurant and relax...
Located 16.3 km from VaragesRoom from 69 €
Hotellerie de l'Esplanade - Hotel in VaragesHotellerie de l'Esplanade     
8.1
Rians
Located in the heart of Rians, Hostellerie de l’Esplanade dates back to 1941 and offers a terrace, bar and restaurant. Aix-en-Provence is a 40-mintue drive away and hiking activities...
Located 16.6 km from VaragesRoom from 68 €

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Hôtel La Tartane Saint Amour
Hôtel La Tartane Saint Amour is located in Saint Tropez between the beaches and the city centre. It offers rooms and suites with private terraces, flat-screen...
Var
Saint tropez - 4 etoiles villa
Belle villa provençale, un ecrain de tranquillité à Saint-Tropez, près du centre et des plages
Piscine - 70 m² - 4/5 personnes luxe et detente
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