Brignoles was one of the strongholds of the Counts of Provence during the Middle Ages. In latter days, it has slipped from its hill to extend little by little along the river Caramy, flowing in the plain. In addition to the ancient Palais Comtal (Count's Palace), now a museum,
The town's 13th and 14th-century gates and posterns, mansion houses, fountains and streets interspersed with stairways and arched passageways, stand witness to its rich and prestigious past. Visitors can enjoy a long walk through the old streets of Brignoles to savour the town's fascinating history.