La Garde Freinet

Departement of Var - Population : 9,000 inh.

puce South of route N7 between Luc en Provence (20km.) and et St. Tropez (25km.).
La Garde Freinet, terrace

This forest town is situated in the center of the Massif des Maures.

In an exceptional site the city is reached by picturesque roads winding through forests of cork oaks and chestnut groves, La Garde Freinet is the gateway to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

La Garde Freinet, typical stone Facade

Fortified since 11th c., the village has preserved its character with its field stone houses, the old fashioned street names, and the village square surrounded by restaurants.

There are also many little hamlets outside: Mourre, Cour, and Val d'Aubert to name a few...

La Garde Freinet - Restaurant
From the top of the old Fort Freinet (450m.), which towers over the Mediterranean basin, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the hills of Miremar, the plains of St. Clement, and the valley of Argens all the way to the Alps.

Le Garde Freinet is well known for its chestnuts and its chestnut cream.

La Garde Freinet, fountain

One should also see the art galeries belonging to the village artists.

Many artists and writers have fallen under the charm of La Garde Freinet and have made it their home


puce What to see:

The 1789 Church. The clock tower.
Fort Freinet.
Musée de la Colombophilie (carrier pigeon museum).


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking (GR9 + GR51).
Mountain biking. Marked footpaths.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Grimaud (9 km), Plan de la Tour (11 km) and Les Mayons (14 km).


La Garde Freinet, church La Garde Freinet, door La Garde Freinet, houses