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.