The picturesque medieval village of Ramatuelle is a charming and typically Provençal destination in the Var countryside. Perched in the foothills of the Castellas Massif and overlooking the Bay of Pampelonne, it stands out for its tranquillity and authenticity. The village centre is remarkable for its unusual spiral layout. As you walk along the winding streets, you will notice architecture typical of the Mediterranean villages. Admire the succession of porches, passageways, little squares and pretty flower-adorned houses around the craft shops.
Ramatuelle has some interesting sights such as the 19th-century Eiffel steps on Place Gabriel Péri, the old prisons built during the reign of Napoleon III, the 17th-century Font-d'Avaou washhouse, the Chapel of St. Anne and the Church of Our Lady.
In the summertime, the village is busy with various well-known events such as the Ramatuelle Festival, Musiques en Liberté and Jazz à Ramatuelle.
Not far from Saint-Tropez, on the Bay of Pampelonne, in the Var department, hides Ramatuelle and its many delights. On the hillside, the village overlooks the amazing scenery and vineyards of the region. Between Pampelonne beach and the southern pine forests, nature is omnipresent on the site.
Jewel of the Riviera, Ramatuelle offers typical architecture of old villages of Provence spiral. winding streets and old buildings await you in this charming village.
In the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle other invading the village, we appreciate the sweetness of living room, and culinary specialties you can taste the region as anchovy paste, bouillabaisse or braised meat in one of the many terrace cafes.
This land of artists, which has attracted renowned actors and highlight all the crop throughout the years, even attracted tourists from around the world for the beauty of its nature and its environment.
Village popular with tourists for its beauty and its incredible environment Ramatuelle has a strong heritage provides that traces all the centuries of history of the places.
Over a walk in the town, one can discover the dolmen Cape Taillat dating from -2000 BC, a Saracen door of the sixteenth century, or the mill Paillas a strong heritage elements built, restored in 2002 with a completely wooden wheel mechanism and ready to grind wheat. The lighthouse of Cap Camarat, up almost 130 meters, or the Bay of Pampelonne also catch the eye.
Volterra Castle, vineyard with AOC Côte de Provence, can also be visited for its wine, of course, but also for its beautiful architecture. A Mediterranean garden surrounds the area, offering a special charm to the whole. The castle of Saint-Ame, which was the setting for the film Le Gendarme plains, can also be admired from afar.
religious heritage side Ramatuelle hosts a beautiful seventeenth-century church with its portal serpentine, backed by the ancient walls whose short walkway still on its roof.
But Ramatuelle is primarily a unique natural heritage and preserved. Many beaches surround the village, and the most famous is probably that of Pampelonne, a long stretch of fine sand over four kilometers! Many private beach establishments that animate the site, providing an important place of entertainment. The fifteen kilometers of coastline that has the town offer several walks routes on the coastal path and include the ability to reach the sites of Cape Camarat and Cape Taillat. Ramatuelle also part of the Marine Observatory SIVOM coastal Moorish installed in the neighboring town, Cavalaire-sur-Mer and the membership area of Port Cros National Park.
Land of artists and culture Ramatuelle has attracted many actors and other celebrities over the years. It is they who have put forward in the Var city, the most important cultural events.
Since 1985, under the leadership of Jean-Claude Brialy, the city hosts the Festival Ramatuelle, theater festival and variety of great renown. It takes place every August in the grounds of the Théâtre de Verdure, and welcomes players of great renown. Since 2007, actor and director, Michel Boujenah is the artistic director.
Also in August, the Jazz Festival Ramatuelle engulfed the city, while the Festival of Classics Nights, centered on classical music, takes place in late July.
Throughout the year, many events are organized to enliven the life Ramatuelle, like artisanal Full V'Arts markets in season, the charming Provencal market on Thursdays and Sundays mornings, or guided tours in the city and its surroundings.