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Near route D562 between Draguignan (36km.) and Grasse (25km.).

Discover the charming village of Callian in the Var and its feudal castle

History of Callian

The village dominates the plain between the Esterel Massif to the south and the Pre-Alps to the north. Once an important market town, Callian is surrounded by a feudal castle perched on a rocky outcrop, picturesque residences, pretty winding streets and numerous flower-filled staircases.

Close to the beaches of Lake Saint Cassien

This village, renowned for its calm and invigorating climate, is surrounded by hills of oak and coniferous trees and serves as a starting point for many walks. The Lake Saint Cassien is a harmonious part of this green setting, where you can refresh yourself with the joys of fishing and canoeing.

Place Bourguignon

The Place Bourguignon is pleasant with its fresh waterfall, and the nearby esplanade offers a panoramic view over the entire plain and the surrounding mountains.

The Callian market

We don't have an indication of the market day in Callian... don't hesitate to contact us if you have the information as the Callian Town Hall website is unfortunately not up to date.

Callian town hall organises festivals during the summer

Callian Town Hall organises festivals, various events and classical concerts during the summer months. You can go to the tourist office (Bureau d'Information Touristique) for the programme of events during your stay in Callian.

Our map of Callian (postcode 83440)

To help you find your way around Callian, we've put together an interactive map of the town. You'll find all the points of interest in Callian as well as the accommodation we recommend in the village. You'll be able to locate them before making your reservation.

What to see

In the very heart of the village, you will find :

  • the 16th century castle, with its 12th and 13th century towers,
  • the church of 1685 and its bell tower varnished in bright colors,
  • the old station and in the plain of other old chapels

Leisure activities

Fishing, swimming and boating at Lake Saint Cassien.
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Situated in the Var hinterland, this inn nestles in the heart of a one-hectare park and welcomes you to a peaceful, authentic setting between the sea and the mountains. The Auberge des Pins offers rooms and studios with private terraces for a romantic break or a family holiday in Provence. Two swimming pools, a game of tennis or pétanque, an impromptu siesta on the terrace or a walk in the park: enjoy moments of pure relaxation under the southern sun.

Bed and breakfast

Featuring an infinity pool and mountain views, Chambre d'hôtes Cottes is a superb, recently renovated bed & breakfast located in Callian, 27 km from Parfumerie Fragonard. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are provided.


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday Rentals.


Your questions about Callian

You have sent us many questions about the village of Callian. Here are your most frequently asked questions, which we've included below for the benefit of all our readers.

Where is Callian?

Callian is in south-east France in the Var department (PACA region). The village is 36km from Draguignan and 25km from Grasse, which I'm sure you're familiar with.

A good restaurant in Callian?

If you're looking for a nice restaurant in Callian, we can recommend "Les Maronniers" with its Provencal cuisine or "Le Bellevue", a friendly Franco-Italian restaurant.

Where to stay in Callian?

Above are our recommendations for accommodation in Callian. These recommendations are updated every year, as they are throughout our website. This will give you some pointers for booking your stay in Callian;

Terrasse à Callian.
Château de Callian.
Ruelle à Callian.
Eglise de Callian.
Village de Callian.
Callian dans le Var.


Montauroux (3 km) and Fayence (9 km).

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