Montauroux

The Var Departement - Pop.: 6,239 inh.

puce 2 km. from route D562 going from Grasse (22km.) to Draguignan (35km.)

Montauroux, bell-tower

Montauroux is a small hilltop village located east of The Var departement surrounded by vast forests.

Its elevated position will allow you to savor the peace of the picturesque of a small Provencal village and the magnificent landscapes of the country of Fayence.


Montauroux, main square

From Montauroux you are a stone's throw from the lake of Saint Cassien and its bird sanctuary. You can swim, fish, take out your oars: rowing, paddles, kayaking ... the nautical base is well equipped and will delight everyone, young and old, sporty or not.

If you prefer the sea, it is not far away, the first beaches are only 30 km away.


Montauroux, landscape

To the north of the village, beautiful walks are to be made in the three valleys of the Upper Siagne. The Siagne river and its tributaries cross a protected territory with a very rich biodiversity, lush and wild vegetation.

During the mimosa flowering period in January, the whole massif smells and bursts into a striking bright yellow.



Montauroux, tiny street

The village, which was the scene of a battle between Henri VI and the Duke of Savoy in 1592, retains many traces of its past.

While walking in the village you will come across many small fountains that cheerfully refresh the alleys and small squares of the village.



Montauroux, town hall
You will pass in front of the town hall with its beautiful facade, its bell tower, then the St-Barthélemy church, finally and above all you will discover the St Barthelemy Chapel in the historic heart of the village.

It was the designer Christian Dior who bequeathed it to the town. It is classified as a historic monument for the painted wooden panels that line the interior walls and its barrel vault.


Montauroux, going towards the Saint Barthelemy chapel
Grasse and its and perfumers is very close (22km). The famous fashion designer Christian DIOR had chosen Montauroux to establish his summer residence at the Chateau de la Colle Noire.

Christian Dior was personally involved in interior design and the creation of a sumptuous park. He was particularly fond of perfume plants and Mediterranean essences.


Montauroux, main square
LVMH bought the Château de la Colle Noire in 2013 and everything has been beautifully restored. It is private property which unfortunately cannot be visited.

Finally, don't forget that if by chance, the tranquility of the village tires you, all the things to see and do on the French Riviera are possible: : Cannes andSt Raphael are 30km away, Antibes 45km.




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puce What to see:

Chapelle Saint Barthelemy Please note that visits are limited: Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the tourist season.
St Barthelemy parish church.
The 11th century St-Michel chapel.
Les Bambous du Mandarin (open Saturdays 8 am-6pm and 1st Sunday of the month from Easter to All Saints' Day).
Tuesday morning market.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, health trail.
Randonnees cyclo-tourism.
Water sports at lake St Cassien

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Callian (3 km) and Fayence (8 km).

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