Tourrettes, a surprise-filled hilltop village
Tourrettes, a Provencal jewel tucked away in the Var area
Your favourite four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® in La Londe-les-Maures invites you to discover the hilltop villages of the Pays de Fayence area. Today we’re honouring the village of Tourrettes!
Situated in our beautiful Var area in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Tourrettes is a picturesque village that seduces visitors with its authentic charm and Provencal ambience. Nestling in the heart of a richly-historic region laden with breathtaking landscapes, Tourrettes promises a holiday escapade in a place out of time. Head out with us to explore more of Provence’s heritage and culture with our hand-picked selection of must-see sights Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise).
A voyage back in time
With its paved lanes and old stone houses, Tourrettes whisks visitors away on a voyage back in time. The village’s history dates back to Antiquity and every street corner tells a chapter of its long history. Eglise Saint-André, built in the 17th century, is a genuine architectural jewel testifying to the region’s religious legacy. The façades painted with warm colours and shaded little squares, inviting visitors to revel in a relaxing stroll, offer history and authenticity fans a unique travel experience.
Arts & crafts and Provencal markets
Tourrettes is reputed for its local arts & crafts too. The village artisans continue to carry the torch of age-old traditions, creating unique and authentic objects. Pottery, canework and knife-making are just some of the artisan specialities that have earned Tourrettes its renown. Visitors can discover these various treasures as they roam the local lanes, where little studios and boutiques open their doors and share their know-how.
Tourrettes is also renowned for its Provencal markets. Every week, the market stalls overflow with local produce such as olive oil, honey, aromatic herbs and cheeses, offering an explosion of Mediterranean flavours. The local markets are also a great place to meet the welcoming local inhabitants and soak up the friendly atmosphere that reigns in the village.
Nature and festivities
Tourrettes enjoys an exceptional natural setting, tucked away at the foot of the Esterel hills. Fans of our 100 % nature campsite are sure to adore the diversity of the surrounding scenery, with its wooded hills, lavender fields and verdant valleys. If you’re a sporty holiday fan, the area is criss-crossed with a plethora of hiking trails inviting walkers to explore the region and admire its stunning panoramic views.
Tourrettes is a buzzing village boasting a packed, year-round cultural and festive calendar. Music festivals, art exhibitions and fairs on a variety of themes invite locals and visitors alike to come on down for some fun and entertainment. What’s more, they’re an ideal opportunity to delve into everyday village life, meet with local artists and savour some traditional Provencal cuisine.
With its timeless charm, preserved heritage and warm atmosphere, Tourrettes is a must-do destination for holidaymakers keen to discover all the splendour of Provence. Basking in history, crafts, nature and festivities, the village offers a complete and authentic travel experience, topped with a full immersion in Provence’s envied lifestyle. A day out in Tourrettes promises a genuine voyage back in time, where Provence’s gentle way of life unveils itself around every corner.