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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Comps-sur-Artuby - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Common between Draguignan and Castellane.

Head of the canton, village Comps is located on the top shelf-Var, 900 meters above sea level in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, bordering the Alpine foothills, with a door to the tourist incomparable Gorges du Verdon, and near the Mediterranean Sea. Step welcoming, calm, its sunny spaces and allow a pleasant stay.

Comps gave two great masters in the Knights of Malta, inheritors of dissolved Order of Templars who had marked their presence by building fortified chapel of St. Andrew. The Coat of Comps reflect the return of the Crusaders after their pilgrimage to Palestine, and the presence Templar (gules, a form of gold, the same cross, bezants with three gold, two in chief and a peak ). The wars of succession of Queen Jeanne put the country with fire and blood, Charles Durras besieged the village and destroyed it, and its fortifications. This heroic, troubled and not remain closed as the chapel of St. Andrew and the two chapels included St. John and St. Didier. Located on a major route between the Mediterranean and the Alps, Comp has been through the centuries, a major expansion, thanks to driver who allowed the existence of a flourishing trade. Since the 1950s, Comps booming again thanks to agriculture adapted to its micro-climate and tourism development.

Visitors can indulge in various sporting and recreational activities, benefiting from all services, without being far from the Cote d'Azur (50 minutes), Lake St. Croix and the Alps.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.7095530 (N 43° 42’ 34”)
Longitude6.5089400 (E 6° 30’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 736m to 1178m
Surface area63.49 km²
Population382 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (71 mi, 1h27)
Insee code83044
IntercommunalityCA Dracénoise
TerritoryFrench Riviera, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Bargème6.1 mi (13 min)
Trigance6.5 mi (14 min)
Le Bourguet6.8 mi (16 min)
La Roque-Esclapon7.6 mi (13 min)
La Bastide7.6 mi (12 min)
Brenon7.7 mi (19 min)
Montferrat10.1 mi (20 min)
La Martre11.5 mi (19 min)
Bargemon12 mi (25 min)
Châteauvieux13 mi (24 min)
Châteaudouble13.1 mi (26 min)
Chasteuil13.7 mi (31 min)
Castellane13.8 mi (34 min)
Séranon14.2 mi (22 min)
Figanières14.9 mi (28 min)

Things to see and do

Chapel of St. Andrew:

Templar chapel listed building November 16, 1891. Built around 1100 by the Knights Templar on a hill 963 m above sea level, it is among the highest works of the department of Var. It passed into the hands of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1313 (Hospital) became in 1518 the Knights of the Order of Malta. It served as a parish church to the people of Comps. In 1890 it was replaced by a larger church and more modern. First restoration in 1903. It was damaged by the vagaries of weather and dilapidated by the various invaders. Many repairs were needed to restore. Re-roofing slate in the apse, round tiles for the roof of the nave and varnished to scale the roof of the tower. The baroque high altar has been restored. On August 15, 1761, during the Mass, a storm broke and lightning entered through the bell tower, crossed the chapel, the dresses of the ladies burned. Since then, every year in August 15, there is a procession out of the statue of the Virgin. It is often visited by tourists traveling to the Gorges du Verdon.

Places of interest

Natural sites


Chapel of St. Andrew classified
Chapel of St. Andrew classified
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Chapelle de Saint Didier registered
Chapelle de Saint Didier registered
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registered Chapel of St. John
registered Chapel of St. John
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Tuesday 27 june
Min. 20°C - Max. 38°C
Wednesday 28 june
Min. 22°C - Max. 37°C
Thursday 29 june
Min. 21°C - Max. 33°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Water hike in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations45 € Rougon (7.9 mi)
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 70 € Castellane (9.3 mi)
Rafting on the Verdon
Sports sensations40 € to 75 € Castellane (9.3 mi)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations40 € to 70 € Castellane (9.5 mi)
Rafting in the Verdon gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Castellane (9.5 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Défens Wood and the Siagne Gorges
HikeIntermediate3h00Callian (14.2 mi)
Old millstone workshop and hill fort
HikeEasy2h00Bagnols-en-Forêt (15.2 mi)
Peak of the Eagle
HikeIntermediate3h30Thorenc (16.2 mi)
The FIPA of Raybaud
HikeEasy1h40Les Arcs (17.1 mi)
Siagne valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Le Tignet (17.5 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

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