Tourtour

Perched at an altitude of 635 m, it is easy to see why Tourtour is nicknamed "the village in the sky of Provence". The stone houses topped with round tiles, Place des Ormeaux and its fountain, the arched passageways and narrow streets bathed in sunlight amid countryside of vineyards, lavender and pine trees : nothing is missing ! The walls of the medieval castle and the 17C castle tell several tales of the village’s past.

+ d'infos : www.tourtour.org

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 94 70 59 47


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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Denis
  • The traditional oil mill
  • Musée des fossiles (Fossil museum)
  • A guided tour of the village, mill and museum

Themes

  • Castles and ramparts : Walls of the medieval castle
  • Panoramas : View of the Maures Massif, the coast and Sainte Victoire Mountain from the esplanade in front of the church
  • Unusual sights : Fête de l’Oeuf (Egg Festival) (Easter Sunday and Monday)