Lorgues

Lorgues is situated in the department of the Var, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon. It's a hilly commune with a past that goes back to prehistoric times. Its countryside is rich and varied, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields and truffle fields.
It is also bordered by woods and rivers. Wine-making accounts for a great deal of the town's economic activity with its fourteen wine estates, including the famous Chateau de Berne. Within Lorgues town centre there are colourful houses, typical of Provence, several fountains, statues and washhouses, several chapels and also small squares with monuments and trees. Most of the main sights of interest in Lorgues are quite close together, between the town hall and the collegiale church of Saint-Martin. The village also has many fountains that produce a pleasant coolness in summer.

 

Several major tourist attractions are nearby Lorgues, such as Lake St. Croix and the Gorges du Verdon, the Villecroze Benedictine CavesSillans the Cascade and the cities of Saint-Tropez and Tourtour.

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