Le Beausset

The Var Departement - Pop.: 9,477 inh.

puce On route N8 between Marseilles (40km.) and Toulon (15km.).

Le Beausset, bell-tower
From Beausset-Vieux many fabulous views can be admired. Looking out from the chain of St. Baume and over the golf course of the Sainte Baume, toile de fond au golf de La Ciotat one can just perceive the sea.

There are the canyons of Ollioules and the medieval villages of Castellet and La Cadiere, the cultivated slopes and the valleys covered with olive trees.



Le Beausset, church

istory lovers will be satisfied; there are many traces of the interesting past of old Beausset.

There is a 12thc, Romanesque chapel where 80 votive offerings are exposed in thanks to Notre Darne du Beausset Vieux.




Le Beausset, city-hall
Several important men stayed here such as Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte.... One can get to the Sanctuary by taking the old mule trail which is lined with oratories.

In 1506 Beausset Vieux was abandonned and the community was reinstalled on the top of the knoll where it remains. This part of town, although more recent, can hold its own in historical interest.


Le Beausset, fountain

The city of Beausset has been classified as a station verte ( nature resort) and is well worth the detour.

Visitors here will have a peaceful stay savouring the local olive oil and being protected by Notre Dame du Vieux Beausset.




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puce What to see:

The 19thc. church.
The great fountain.
The St. Louis Oratory. The Romanesque chapel.
The statue of Notre Dame.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking.
Cyclo-tourism

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Castellet (5 km), La Cadiere (6 km), Evenos (8 km) and Bandol (9 km).

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