Village de Cotignac

At 230 m altitude, a few kilometers from Villa Chamarel, Cotignac is a city of character. With a waterfall in the background, Cotignac stands at the foot of a majestic great rock.  a village of character. The village stands dramatically at the foot of a majestic rock from which falls a waterfall.Visitors to the old quarter, set next to the cliff, can see houses of the l6th and 17th centuries, stone or wrought iron decorations and narrow streets, all witnesses to the long and interesting past of Cotignac. There are many fountains, some quite curious looking, that bubble with cool clear water. The great rock which stretches for about 400m. is quite an amazing sight. The moving sun aIters the shadows which in turn are constantly changing the aspect ot the sides of the clift.  One can see at different times, giant stalactites, ledges, and deep crags. All of this hovering 80m. above the houses built at the bottom. Take the time to make a detour. You’ll fall under the charm of this village like no other

Abbaye du Thoronet

The “jewel” of Cistercian abbeys. Built between 1160 and 1230, Le Thoronet Abbey, together with Silvacane and Sénanque, is one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. In danger of falling into disrepair after the French Revolution, restoration work began on this masterpiece in 1841.

An example for contemporary architecture. Generations of architects were inspired by the purity and simplicity of the internal space, dictated mainly by the organisation of community life. Le Corbusier visited the site in 1953 and wrote: “In these days of ‘raw concrete’, however fêted, welcome and blessed it may be, this was such a marvellous encounter along the way.”

WALK  à Sillans la Cascade

Located twenty minutes from Villa Chamarel, Sillans the waterfall, pretty medieval village, you will discover after a walk in the forest, this beautiful waterfall of the waters of Bresque.


Visit the  village and  the castle of Entrecasteaux

  • Ancient XIth century fortress.
  • The castle was altered in the XVth, XVIth and XVIIIth centuries.
  • Buttress, arms room of the XIth century and oubliettes.
  • The gardens designed by Le Nôtre and the XVIIIthcentury circular ice storage room were both inspired by those of Versailles.

Nowadays the castle of Entrecasteaux is among the more important in the Var department.

The seaside, Saint Tropez

Stroll by the sea, mythical village of Saint Tropez After an hour drive, you will reach the village of Saint Tropez, its famous port, its citadel, its Provencal market on Tuesday and Saturday morning; on your return take the time to stop at the chartreuse of the VERNE, and visit the village of Collobrières.