Carnoules

The Var Departement - Pop.: 3,490 inh.

puce 36 km northeast of Toulon towards Luc en Provence (18km) and 23 km of Brignoles.

Carnoules, village in the vineyards
The village of Carnoules is located in central Var, between Toulon and the Gulf of Saint Tropez.

Strategically located inland, less than 40km from the beaches of d'Hyeres and 35 km from the center of Toulon, Carnoules is fortunate to be served by a motorway exit and a SNCF station which serves Toulon, Marseille, Nice and joins outline quickly..


Carnoules, cafe terrace in front of the city-hall
This allows its inhabitants to radiate throughout the region easily whether it is for work or for leisure. The village is also for these reasons in full development with several new real estate programs.

Formerly Carnoules was a village of railway workers, it was the only depot of steam traction between Nice and Marseille.


Carnoules, type 4B-9 locomotive and its tender from 1893
All trains on this line had to stop at Carnoules to change the motor. Carnoules then had 500 railway workers working in the village for a hundred locomotives.

Carnoules has had a long tradition with trains and railways. From this great time, there remains today a locomotive (type 4B-9 and its tender from 1893) proudly displayed at the school and supermarket roundabout at the entrance of the village.

Carnoules, depart du train touristique


The tradition continues today thanks to an association of rail enthusiasts who have succeeded in reopening the Carnoules - Brignoles line for the Center Var tourist train.

These are railcars, the famous Michelines that will make you discover the magnificent landscapes of the Var.



Carnoules, church bell tower
For the little ones and even the older ones, a detour to the Village des Tortues will allow you to discover the famous Herman tortoise (on the D97 road between Carnoules andPignans).

A beautiful walk is to be made up to the Notre-Dame de la Viere chapel which offers from the top of its 350 m altitude a panoramic view of the Maures massif and the Pierrefeu plain.




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puce What to see:

The XIXth century church.
The big fountain.
The oratory of Saint-Louis.
The Romanesque chapel.
The statue of Our Lady.

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puce Leisure activities:

GR9 hikes on the Themes massif.
Walk along the Real-Martin river.
Chapel of Notre Dame de Viere.
Small market in the center of the village on Friday morning.
Turtle Village.

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puce Accommodation:


Bed and breakfast.
holiday rentals.
Hotel near train station.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Puget-Ville (5 km), Besse sur Issole (6km) and Cuers (13 km).

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