Charming municipality of the Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, Le Luc is known to be, according to Météo France, the city with the most summer days in France, or days with a temperature equal to or greater than 25 ° C. It is located near the National Nature Reserve of the Plaine des Maures, at the foot of the Massif des Maures, not far from the gorges of the Verdon and about thirty kilometers from the famous seaside resort of Saint-Tropez.
Populated since the end of the High Middle Ages, the town passes over the centuries in the hands of many lordships before taking its full independence. Even today, it enjoys an important tourist aura because of its ideal geographical location to discover the tourist and natural sites of the region. Its historical heritage and typical Provencal architecture also attract visitors from all walks of life.
Listed as a historic monument, the hexagonal tower dates from the first half of the 16th century. It is 27 meters high and consists of three floors. At the top one enjoys a beautiful view of the city, and one can admire the remains of carved gargoyles. It is contiguous to the old church Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth. It was for a long time the only steeple of the village.
The Saint-Pierre priory, today room Ernest Renan, was built in the course of the thirteenth century. In Romanesque style, it has a round apse and a flat chevet. For a long time parish church, it now hosts the tourism and heritage area of the city.
Listed as a Historical Monument, the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel dates from the second half of the 14th century. The current building, Gothic Provencal style dates back to the early sixteenth century.
On the hill, in the heights of the city, it is possible to admire the castellas, the remains of the ancient castle of Luc. Several courses developed and adapted to all levels allow access and admire the local fauna and flora.
Walking through the city, you can also discover the 12th century clock tower, the old Protestant cemetery of the seventeenth century or the many fountains along the route.
The Ventimiglia castle, built at the beginning of the 17th century, featured one of the most beautiful parks in Provence designed by André Le Nôtre. You can still see a ginkgo biloba from China in the early nineteenth century.
You will be able to admire, in the rue des Fours, a Renaissance house, as well as two ovens. The town also presents some bories.
Slightly on the outskirts, do not miss the Muraires dolmen, or the oppidum of the Fouirette.
The city also has an interesting stamp museum.
The market is held every Friday morning. The city also offers a traditional Provencal Christmas market in December.
The Cherry Festival is held every year in May.
On July 14, a festival of Provencal orchestras with several musical events is organized.
A horse fair is offered on a Sunday in September.
In December, a bread festival takes place in one of the old communal ovens.