Whether they cling to the side of hills, perch on a rocky spur, nestle against a cliff or between the grapevines and olive trees, Provençal villages are full of charm and exude the sweetness of life. As you go through the winding roads the villages, often on hilltops, with their terracotta tile-covered roofs, begin to appear. Roam around and lose yourself in the winding alleyways and quietly explore the churches dotted with bell towers.
Var is full of magnificent villages that have remained typically Provençal and not lost their authenticity.
Visit the villages
Let’s move on to folklore and traditions. Whether they are in honour of a patron saint or simply organised to celebrate the change of the seasons and the harvest, festivals in Var continue a long tradition of typical Provençal and Mediterranean friendliness. Flower parades, the Festivals of Saint-Pierre, Vineyard Festivals and bravados, etc. The year flows by to the sounds of pipes and tambourines. There is also the magic of Christmas in Provence where several celebrations take place: the nativity and its figurines, Sainte-Luce celebrations, the bowls of wheat, the pastorale (spoken and sung nativity) in the roads, 13 kinds of dessert and Christmas dinner (traditionally on Christmas Eve).
View the traditional celebrations
Experience Christmas in Provence