Discover Touët sur Var

the village with painted doors…




It is one of the first villages that appears to travelers after the Var gorges. Touët-sur-Var dominates the valley at an altitude of 340 meters.


From the river, the houses seem to be crowded behind the bell tower. As if balanced between the Provençal vegetation and the imposing rock, the houses are held together.


This medieval village of the XIIth century is distinguished by its alleys and its stone houses. 



From the train station, by taking the path towards the village, small canals and a water mill project you in the past. In Touët-sur-Var, the flour and oil mills were hydraulically operated! 


As you walk along the cobbled streets, you won’t miss the many painted doors. This project was launched by the association “Lou Soliaïre” whose name designates the attics of each house, typical of this village and intended to dry the figs. 


The paintings dress the doors and give them life thanks to the bright colors. These real works transport you to relive the past. 


A few other sights may attract you to Touët-sur-Var.  


The church of Saint-Martin was built above the ravine. It is balanced between two walls and you can even see the river flowing underneath. It is up to you to find the trap door! 


The town hall of this small village also proposes a very particular and unique collection. You can discover there the gallery of the portraits of the Presidents of the Republic: all the official portraits were preserved there since the first one with Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. 


Take the time to walk along the covered way and go up to the panorama and its orientation table. You will be able to admire the valley with the line of the Railways of Provence or the fall of Rourebel. 


For the more athletic, several paths start from the ruins of the old castle at the top of the village. The most formidable of the hikes calls you to face a positive difference in altitude of 600m in 30 minutes! 


An anecdote to finish: the steam train needed water to circulate, the transport company then asked the town hall to use the water which went down to the village.


The mayor gave his agreement on the condition that fountains be created all along the path that goes up to the village.


In addition to transporting you, it is also thanks to the Chemins de fer de Provence that water also travels and drinks you in the many fountains created by our compatriots of the past!

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