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La Bastide

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

Discover the small village of La Bastide in the Haut Var

The village of La Bastide is located in the north of the département, in the Haut Var, at the foot of Mont-Lachens, the highest peak in the Var (1714 metres). Surrounded by wild nature, ruins and historic remains, the village of La Bastide sits peacefully in a green valley where centuries-old oak forests stand tall.

La Bastide Var.

The old village centre

La Bastide is a real rural village that we love. It is an ancestral crossing point for the transhumance of flocks. Take a stroll through the village and you'll come across some pretty old houses and narrow streets with a few shops. The atmosphere is peaceful and pleasant.

village de La Bastide.

As you climb to the top of the village, you'll come across the church, the post office and a beautiful 17th-century château with its corner turrets and mullioned windows, now home to the town hall.

Eglise de La Bastide.

Mont Lachens and the Verdon not far away

From the village, you can reach the highest peak in the Var, Mont Lachens, which offers magnificent views of the Alps and the sea. A veritable belvedere overlooking 5 départements: Var, Bouches du Rhône, Alpes de Haute Provence, Alpes Maritimes and Hautes Alpes.

Mont Lachens.

The whole of La Bastide and the Col de Clavel are ideal for nature walks. The village is crossed by the Artuby river, a small tributary of the Verdon, as well as the GR 49 long-distance footpath linking the Mediterranean to the Verdon, from Saint Raphaël to Rougon near the Gorges du Verdon. There are hikes for all levels and the paths are very well signposted.

Our map of La Bastide (postcode 83 840)

To help you find your way around the village of La Bastide, we've provided an interactive map on this page. You'll find all the points of interest in this village in the Verdon region (town hall, church, etc.) as well as our recommendations for accommodation in the village. This will help you locate them before you book your stay in La Bastide.

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.

Bed and breakfast

In an exceptional setting, Le Bois Faé offers yurts and rooms. Rooms are en suite and yurts have access to a shared bathroom. There is a barbecue, a plancha and a stone grill. The summer kitchen has two large wooden tables, a microwave and a fridge. A continental breakfast is served every morning. A change of scenery guaranteed, we love it!


Holiday rentals.

Your questions about La Bastide

We've received a few questions from readers about the village of La Bastide. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to send us an email and we'll try to answer as accurately as possible. You'll find our contact details on the "Contact" page.

A good restaurant in the village?

If you're looking for a good restaurant in La Bastide, we highly recommend "Le Lachens" on the Chemin des Bailes. With its refined cuisine, pretty setting and friendly staff, you're sure to have a great time. It's our favourite restaurant in the village.

Where is La Bastide in the Haut Var?

The village of La Bastide is located in the Haut Var (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region) on the slopes of the Mont Lachens mountain. The nearest villages are La Roque-Esclapon and Bargème. Draguignan is around 30 km away as the crow flies. It's a lovely little corner of Provence in which to spend your holidays.

Eglise de La Bastide.
La Bastide Var.
La Bastide 83.
Mont Lachens.
village de La Bastide.


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

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