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Gonfaron

 
Departement of Var - Population: 2.828 h

South of the A8 and N7, between Brignoles ( 23 km via Flassans) and Le Luc 10 km away.

Gonfaron - The Village


Nestling at the foot of the Maures range, and dominated by Notre Dame des Anges (765 m) , Gonfaron is a quiet little village built around a hill overlooked by the St Quinis chapel.



Flying donkey
According to a XVth century legend Gonfaron is the village where donkeys fly. For a long time Gonfaron's livelihood was based on the cork industry thanks to the plentiful resources from the trees which adorn the Maures range.


Gonfaron - Plazza
An interesting rural museum bears witness to this period. During your visit don't miss the opportunity to sit a while at one of the café's terrace gently sipping a pastis under the shade of the plane trees.

For children (and others!), the Tortoise Village where the famous Herman tortoise lives, is worth a detour.


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Neighbouring Villages:

Pignans (6 km), Les Mayons (6 km), Flassans sur Issole (11 km ) and Collobrières (16 km)

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