Tourtour the village in the sky of Provence

Tourtour

Tourism

Explore the medieval village of Tourtour known as the village in the sky, classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France' with numerous châteaux with towers and hilltop panoramic views.

Since the 5th century, Gallo-Romans originally inhabited the town of Tourtour.

Tourtour has classified as 'one of most beautiful villages of France', nominated by an independent association created in 1982.

3 ramparts are still visable today in the old Provençal village

Visit the church of Saint Dennis with its Roman architecture and discover in the village, two bronze sculptures on display made by the artist, Bernard buffet.

Experience the famous festival 'fête de l’oeuf', 'Egg Festival' which takes place in Tourtour's village square each Easter weekend with eggs traditionally hung in the trees.

The chapel of Saint Rosaire, located at the source of a spring, feeds the 8 fountains in the village and also turns the wheel of the 16th century olive oil mill, today a working museum but still operated during the annual Tourtour olive harvest.

Tourtour has a 12th and 16th century châteaux and a 11th century Romanesque architectural style Saint-Domnin church complete with 3 bells.

Tourtour is a wine-producing village and a part of the AOC Côtes de Provence region.

For more information... http://www.tourtour.org/page_en/1_bien.htm

Location...

Tourtour, 83690, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

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