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La Garde Freinet

South of route N7 between Luc en Provence (21 km) and Saint-Tropez (21 km) in the Var departement.

Discover the pretty village of La Garde-Freinet, near Cogolin

Place à La Garde Freinet

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.

A fortified village in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez

Façade ancienne à La Garde Freinet

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..

Rue à La Garde Freinet

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

An artists' village with lots of entertainment

Fontaine à La Garde Freinet

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.

The Chestnut Festival

A not-to-be-missed festivity in La Garde-Freinet is the famous Fête de la Châtaigne, which takes place every year around the end of October. It's a chance to sample delicious chestnuts and chestnut cream, buy local produce and enjoy the festive atmosphere and entertainment.

La Garde-Freinet weekly market

The market takes place twice a week in La Garde Freinet, on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. It takes place on the Place Neuve and is a pleasant little local market well worth a visit.

Map of La Garde Freinet

To find your way around La Garde Freinet and locate our recommended accommodation, you can use our interactive map of La Garde Freinet.

What to see

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

Leisure activities

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

Bed and breakfast

Bed and breakfast. 5 charming guest rooms in a large Provencal house. Each with personalized decoration, separate entrance, private bathroom & terrace. Pool. Large park. Table d'hôtes. Wifi. 15km from the sea

130€ - 200€

3 charming guest rooms in a quiet villa, surrounded by nature, 15 km from St Tropez. Very comfortable bedding, private bathroom and toilet, homemade breakfast, heated sw pool, shaded terrace, wifi, electric car charging station.

100€ - 140€

Holiday rentals

Beautifull flat 2/4 pers with terrace, lounge, fitted kitchen, double bedroom with warm colors. Direct access to the pool and large park.
Table d'hôtes on request. Wifi

1000€ - 1400€


At Camping Paradis - Domaine de Miremer, a 4-star establishment at the gateway to Grimaud, you're sure to enjoy a well-deserved vacation in the Var. Your stay will take place in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, not far from the beach (11 km). Let yourself be captivated by the charm of this remarkable location!


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

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