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Tourrettes

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Small hilltop village located in the Var region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Tourrettes is located east of the town of Fayence, in the canton of Roquebrune-sur-Argens. The site seduced by its charm and narrow streets that recall the medieval villages of the region.

Sunny and pleasant village Tourrettes breathe the sweetness of life and inner peace. His view of the Massif des Maures, Esterel or the Mediterranean Sea is no lack of interest, like its small stairs or vaulted passageways.

Passing visitors delight to stroll under the plane trees that beautify the village or have a drink before the beautiful town hall. Between sea and mountains, Tourrettes presents unique scenery.

Geographical information

MunicipalityTourrettes
Postcode83440
Latitude43.6234910 (N 43° 37’ 25”)
Longitude6.7016800 (E 6° 42’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 155m to 592m
Surface area33.99 km²
Population2978 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (73 mi, 1h20)
Insee code83138
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Fayence
DepartmentVar
TerritoryFrench Riviera, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Fayence1090 yd (4 min)
Callian4 mi (13 min)
Seillans4.8 mi (14 min)
Montauroux4.8 mi (16 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Forêt6 mi (16 min)
Mons8.8 mi (19 min)
Bagnols-en-Forêt10.2 mi (24 min)
Claviers12.6 mi (28 min)
Les Adrets-de-l'Estérel12.9 mi (28 min)
Spéracèdes12.9 mi (28 min)
Bargemon13 mi (32 min)
Peymeinade13.1 mi (29 min)
Le Tignet13.3 mi (29 min)
Tanneron13.7 mi (33 min)

Things to see and do

Modest in size, the village of Tourrettes has none less a rich heritage of history and style.

Strolling through the alleyways of the village, it is possible to admire including the St. Andrew's Church built in the eleventh century. In early 2010, the municipality has undertaken the restoration of five of his paintings.

Not far away, it is possible to appreciate the charms of the Penitents chapel, built in the fourteenth century.

The clock tower, which dates from the fourteenth century, or the castle of Puy, also the charm of the village of Tourrettes.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Since the early 1990s, Tourrettes hosts a farmers market held on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in winter, and six days a week in summer.

In July, place Tourrettes Jazz festival with concerts around the village.

Weather

Sunday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 27°C
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Monday 22 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Tuesday 23 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning Adventure at the Siagne de la Pare – Departing from Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (30 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations65 € Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (5.2 mi)
Rock Climbing at the Siagne Gorges – Departing from Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (30 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations30 € Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (5.2 mi)
Rock Climbing in Cabris (15 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations30 € Cabris (8.9 mi)
Molinard Perfume Creation Session – Perfumery in Grasse
Arts and Crafts69 € Grasse (11.1 mi)
Le Petit Parfumeur Children's Perfume Workshop – Molinard Perfumery in Grasse
Arts and Crafts25 € Grasse (11.1 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Défens Wood and the Siagne Gorges
HikeIntermediate3h00Callian (4.2 mi)
Old millstone workshop and hill fort
HikeEasy2h00Bagnols-en-Forêt (6 mi)
Siagne valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Le Tignet (7.3 mi)
The Tanneron Ridges
HikeIntermediate4h30Tanneron (9 mi)
Peak of the Eagle
HikeIntermediate3h30Thorenc (13.6 mi)

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