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Bargème

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Bargème - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var
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About twenty kilometres from the Verdon Gorges nestles an adorable, authentic and well-preserved village, with an atmosphere of real serenity. Listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France, Bargème stands on top of a rocky hill at an altitude of 1,097 metres, making it the highest village in Var. Imagine the view it offers! An unobstructed panorama of the valley, the Canjuers Plateau and the Maures Massif.

The village is dominated by its old feudal castle, built in the 13th century. Although much of it was destroyed in the Wars of Religion, you can still see its keep, its round towers and the ruins of its surrounding walls.

Bargème is typical of Provence's old feudal villages, as evidenced by the remains of the past which you can see on your walk. Enter the village through one of the fortified gates, like the Porte de Garde, to discover them. As you stroll along the narrow streets, you can admire old houses, vaulted passages and ramparts. This journey back in time will enchant lovers of old buildings and medieval heritage!

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Bargème

Town Var, Bargème is the highest village of the department, at 1,097 meters above sea level. It is located forty kilometers from Draguignan and offers stunning views of the surrounding valley.

Medieval village, dates from the twelfth century Bargème and allows still admire many traces of its glorious past. Old stones and radiant kind await you Bargème. Its rich medieval heritage made the village a must in the region. It is actually ranked among the most beautiful villages in France because of its aesthetic and historical interest.

Full of charm and tranquility of the village Bargème appeal to lovers of history and ancient monuments.

Things to see and do

Bargème, despite its small size, does not lack interest with a historical and architectural heritage that appeals to all visitors.

Formerly owned by the house of Pontevès, the village of Bargème has kept a castle, now in ruins, which still dominates the rest of the city. The castle Sabran-de-Pontevès can still be traveled during some walks whose circuits allow to appreciate the surrounding nature Bargème.

Romanesque, the church of Saint-Nicolas seduces lovers of beautiful architecture, including paintings and other altarpieces it houses. That of San Sebastian, carved on wood in the early sixteenth century, particularly attracts attention with its panels in half-relief.

A former expiatory chapel founded in 1607, the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs chapel was built following the Wars of Religion after the massacre of the lord of the place by the inhabitants of the village. It was ordered by the Parliament of Provence. You can also admire the beautiful chapel Saint-Laurent, located not far from the old mill Bargème.

Formerly surrounded by ramparts, the village of Bargème has kept some vestiges of this great stone edifice. It was previously accessible by two fortified gates which can still be seen some traces.

Workshop-sculpture gallery, rue de l'Amitié, open from mid-May to mid-September from 10h to 18h (closed Monday and Tuesday). Outside this period, random opening, recommended appointment. Information on +33 7 62 62 19 23.

Events and festivities

Petit, the village of Bargème however offers some beautiful events that are not without interest.

Each beginning of June, the village of Bargème organizes the festival of transhumance. On this occasion, offer entertainment and visitors can experience the passage of beasts that go to pasture.

In August, up to the baroque music festival Bargème. Various concerts are offered in the village to enjoy this unique musical style.

Christmas market

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