This is the home town of the famous smuggler Gaspard de Besse, whose exploits marked the history of Le Var in the 18th century. A big-hearted bandit, Gaspard, like Robin Hood, stole from the rich to give to the poor! Besse is bordered by the beautiful Maures forest, which was the decor for Gaspard's many adventures and is now a favourite haunt for walking and nature lovers.
The village's maze of winding streets spread out under its ancient castle. With its neighbouring little lake set in the plain, Besse is the perfect choice for an agreeable afternoon stroll.