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La Bastide

Situated 38km. north of Draguignan. Take route D955 to D21 at Comps sur Artuby.

La Bastide, the village
At the foot af Mount Lochens, surrounded by greenery, ancient oaks, and ruins, this village is the highest of Var (1,114m.).
Surrounded by wilderness, ruins and historic remains, the village of La Bastide stands peacefully in a green valley where oak forests rise several times secular.
La Bastide, old house
La Bastide is a real rural village and ancestral place of passage for the transhumance of herds.
As you walk through the village, you will discover some pretty old houses, alleys with some shops.
La Bastide, church
Going up to the heights of the village, you will come across the church, the post office and a beautiful 17th century house which has everything of a castle with its corner turrets, its mullioned windows and which now houses today the town hall.
From the village, you can reach the highest peak in the Var, Mont-Lachens, which offers magnificent views of the Alps and the sea.
La Bastide, street
La Bastide is a real belvedere above the 5 departments: Var, Bouches du Rhone, Alpes de Haute Provence, Alpes Maritimes et Hautes Alpes.

Very beautiful walks in the countryside are to be done throughout the town of La Bastide. The village is crossed by the Artuby river, a small tributary of the Verdon, as well as the GR 49 long-distance trail which links the Mediterranean to the Verdon, from Saint Raphael to Rougon in the Verdon Natural Park.

What to see

17th century Sainte Madeleine Church.
Ruins of a feudal castle.
Chateau - 17th century noble house (town hall).
Rock of Sainte-Madeleine on Mont Lachens.

Leisure activities

Hiking (GR49).
Hang gliding, paragliding.




La Roque-Esclapon (2 km) et Bargème (6 km).

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