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Callas - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

At the heart of the var, halfway between the coastline and the Gorges du Verdon, Callas walkers to discover nature's varied landscapes in an unexpected beauty. Gorges pennafort surprised by their red color that contrasts with the green of pine forests. Further, it is the silvery olive groves leading to oil mill and village.

Stop at the waterfall and you will see the formation of this particular village, clinging to the hill and consists of tall houses with their impressive granaries "dry-figs. Upon your arrival at the village, you will discover the narrow alleys, cobbled streets, arched passageways and admire the old gates, fountains and other features typically callassiennes like the bell tower of City Hall (1828), Notre-Dame-de - Assumption and his staff of 550 kg, the castle ruins Pontevès (private sector). On the heights of Callas you enjoy a magnificent panorama of the Esterel and will see the sea in the distance.

Callas, a village steeped in history?

Callas appears in Archives in 1030 but its origins date back to ancient times as evidenced by the presence of an oppidum of the time on the Ligurian hill Piol. After the first half of the 11th century, the co-lords are large and speculate on their respective share of co-lordship. The major lords Callas are undoubtedly Pontevès. After extensive looting and fires, residents Callas conspire and kill their lord and his descendants in 1579. In 1718, the town bought the co-lordship and donated it to King Louis 15th March 12, 1720. By Order of the State Council, Callas becomes royal city.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.5929760 (N 43° 35’ 35”)
Longitude6.5383850 (E 6° 32’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 60m to 811m
Surface area49.26 km²
Population1886 inhabitants
Density38 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (57 mi, 1h06)
Insee code83028
IntercommunalityCA Dracénoise
TerritoryFrench Riviera, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Figanières3.3 mi (11 min)
Bargemon3.7 mi (9 min)
Claviers4 mi (15 min)
Draguignan7.2 mi (20 min)
Montferrat7.5 mi (16 min)
Châteaudouble7.6 mi (18 min)
Le Muy10.3 mi (21 min)
La Motte10.4 mi (20 min)
Seillans11.6 mi (29 min)
Trans-en-Provence11.9 mi (22 min)
Flayosc12.1 mi (30 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Forêt12.4 mi (26 min)
Ampus12.4 mi (28 min)
Les Arcs14.7 mi (28 min)
Fayence15.2 mi (30 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Callas The village
Callas The village
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The chapel Auxile
The chapel Auxile
See photo


Wednesday 16 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 17 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 18 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Water Glisse Passion Aréna Plage water park
Sports sensations29 € to 100 € Roquebrune-sur-Argens (10.8 mi)
All-terrain 4-seater buggy ride
Sports sensations90 € to 350 € Montauroux (11.9 mi)
Regional history puzzle and challenge game
Entertainment70 € to 120 € Puget-sur-Argens (12.3 mi)
Canyoning Adventure at the Siagne de la Pare – Departing from Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (30 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations75 € Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (13.6 mi)
Rock Climbing at the Siagne Gorges – Departing from Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (30 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations30 € Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (13.6 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Old millstone workshop and hill fort
HikeEasy2h00Bagnols-en-Forêt (8.9 mi)
The FIPA of Raybaud
HikeEasy1h40Les Arcs (9.5 mi)
Défens Wood and the Siagne Gorges
HikeIntermediate3h00Callian (12.6 mi)
Siagne valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Le Tignet (15.7 mi)
Historical tour of Saint-Raphaël
HikeEasy20 minSaint-Raphaël (16.4 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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