Montauroux, where history and modernity meet
A charming Provencal village to explore during your holiday in the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur
The last in this series offered by your favourite four-star seaside campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®, Montauroux is one of the hilltop villages of the Pays de Fayence area.
Tucked away in the heart of the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, the village of Montauroux overflows with a typical Provencal charm that never fails to seduce visitors avid for authenticity. With its cobbled lanes, stone houses and welcoming atmosphere, Montauroux promises a picturesque escapade in the countryside of Provence. Follow the guide to explore the village’s treasures, combining tradition and modernity.
History & Heritage
Montauroux boasts a rich history dating back to Antiquity, but it was in the Middle Ages that the village began to boom with the building of the local Château, now partly restored. Offering magnificent views over the surrounding countryside, the ruined Château offers a fitting reminder of Montauroux’s former strategic location within the region. Also part of the village’s architectural heritage, the medieval Eglise Saint-Barthélemy is another fine example of Provencal Romanesque art.
A meander round the narrow lanes of Montauroux is a must-do experience during your camping break. Of course, the village is featured in Nos Coins de Paradis® (Our Corners of Paradise), alongside the other beautiful hilltop villages of the Pays de Fayence area. Montauroux’s stone façades, colourful wooden shutters and little shaded squares create a uniquely authentic atmosphere. Many local artisans, artists and craftspeople have set up home in the village; today, they are helping to preserve and revitalize the cultural heritage of Montauroux.
Set at the foot of the Esterel hills, Montauroux – just like our 100% eco-friendly nature campsite – benefits from an exceptional natural setting. Hiking fans can enjoy exploring the many trails snaking their way through the surrounding Mediterranean forest, or lapping up the breathtaking panoramic views over Saint-Cassien lake and the nearby hills. Montauroux really is the perfect place for nature lovers!
Traditions & events
Montauroux celebrates its ancient Provencal roots with a variety of year-round events. The village’s lively weekly markets – much appreciated by our campers -, cultural festivals and local celebrations are the reflection of a dynamic local community. Visitors to the village can enjoy savouring Provencal gastronomy, discovering local arts & crafts and taking part in a host of fun and friendly festivities.
A modern and dynamic village
Although Montauroux is deeply attached to its age-old traditions, the village remains resolutely forward-looking, with the emergence of various initiatives to promote innovation and sustainable development, while carefully preserving the site’s authenticity. From contemporary art galleries to trendy little cafés, Montauroux offers a subtle mix of cultural heritage and modernity.
A genuine jewel of the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, Montauroux’s timeless Provencal charm and ability to move with the times promise to please. Combining history, heritage, nature and contemporary dynamics, the village is an ideal choice for visitors avid for authentic experiences in the heart of Provence. Whether you are a fan of history, nature or art, Montauroux captures the hearts and minds of all who go there.
f you are heading to Montauroux from the campsite, you can opt for the seaside route (a few minutes longer), or the inland route. The seaside route crosses Le Lavandou, Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and Fréjus, while the inland route takes you through Cuers, Pignans, Vidauban and Le Muy. And after your delightful day out, why not stop off at the campsite’s bar-restaurant for a well-earned aperitif with family or friends? 🙂