La Celle

The Var Departement - Pop.: 1,456 inh.

puce 2 km. south of Brignoles (N7 and A8) by route D554.


La Celle, bell-tower

La Celle has managed to keep its typical Provencal feeling with its shaded village square, the village wash house, the fountains, the game of French bowls (petanque), and the ancient streets and houses.

The river Caramy crosses straight through the village giving a pleasant atmosphere of freshness and greenery. La Celle is agricultural, and in particular, a viticultural community.


La Celle, wash house,
The red wines and the rosés (Var) are very fruity and well appreciated. These wines, along with the Couvent Royal, a 12thc. Benedictine Abby, are the pride of the people from La Celle.

The red wines and the rosés (coteaux varois) are very fruity and well appreciated. These wines, along with the Couvent Royal, a 12thc. Benedictine Abbey, are the pride of the people from La Celle.


La Celle, La Celle Abbey
La Celle Abbey has been through many different periods af Provence, prosperous times, wars and secessions.

An ambitious restoration project has been started and the Logis du Prieur (the prior's residence) in the gardens, has been transformed into a luxurious hotel-restaurant as it had been during the war in 1945. General de Gaulle stayed there several times.




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puce What to see:

The romanesque church at the abbey.
The Gayolle chapel-Necropolis.
The abbey.

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puce Leisure activities:

Tennis. Hiking.
Swimming pool at Brignoles.
Evening concerts in the chapel of the abbey in the summer.
Cyclo-tourism.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotel.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Camps la Source (7 km), Forcalqueiret (7 km) and Tourves (18 km).

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