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. Plan de la Tour in the Bay of Saint-Tropez
Plan de la Tour... the quiet Provençal charm !

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In the heart of the Maures hills but close to the sea Le Plan de la Tour has kept its authenticity.

This little village built around its bell tower is composed of 25 hamlets spread over the commune. Le Plan de la Tour is a quiet and charming village, an ideal place for a long siesta under the shady plane trees to the rythm of the cicadas.


Plan de la Tour - (Photo : golfe-infos)

But if you feel like moving it is only 9 km from the coast and all the activities. Vineyards stretch all over the commune and produce quality prizewinning wines (red, rosé and white).

. A touch of history : click here

In the 14th century, the village was ravaged by wars and the Plague, then finally abandoned. Repopulating began in 1557 on the initiative of the abbeys of Thoronet, who owned the village at the time.

In the 16th century, in these wide plains with their abundant springs - which continue to flow even during the Summer drought - several farming settlements appeared. Initially housing members of the same family, these farm buildings subsequently spread to become today's small hamlets.

Saint-Martin, which forms the centre of the current village, became the community's seat. During the Revolution, the village requested separation from La Garde Freinet and Plan de la Tour was made independent on May 26, 1792.
. "Eglise Saint-Martin" : Built in the early 19th century, the church is topped by a pretty bell tower. .

. "Chapelle Saint-Pierre" :
Set at the village entrance on the way from Sainte-Maxime. A large fig tree has now grown on the chapel in the middle of the old stones - although the chapel was recently restored, this natural curiosity has been left intact !

. "Le Ponte Romano" :
On the road to Grimaud. This is where the ancient Roman road ran. It is now a private property.

. "Les vieilles tours" :
One of these old towers is located on the "Chemin des Crêtes" hilltop road (on the way to Le Muy), the second is found at the locality of "Le Tonnerre" (on the way to Vidauban) and the third at the locality of "La Tour", 1 km from "Chapelle Saint-Pierre" going towards Plan de la Tour.

. "Le menhir de Médost" :
Take the RD 44 road, then stop 1 km before the hamlet of "Les Vernades". You will see a road called "Chemin du Medost" opposite the "Domaine des Courruero". The heavily-leaning but well-preserved monolith is set a bit lower down. A carved cross can be seen on one side.

. "Le menhir du pré de la pierre enchantée" (or "Menhir de Prat-Bourdin") :
May have been re-used in modern times as a milestone. Take the Route de Prat-Bourdin. 300 m after the hamlet, an earth track leads over a bridge and crosses the vineyards. This stone, with its evocative name, has been honoured by the local population from time immemorial. 45 mins. return.

. The ruins of the ancient village of Saint-Pierre :
The remains of a chapel can be seen on the forest path. The village itself was destroyed during the Religious Wars.
. Horse riding : L'Elevage du Roseau : Horses and poneys - Private lessons, instruction, board.

. Take a walk : click here
. Local Crafts : Among the village's local personalities, the most famous is undoubtedly Hubert Olivier, a skilled basket maker who has been practising his art in the village for some 50 years now. click here
The baskets made by Hubert come in all shapes and sizes: big, small, square, round, they are used for gathering olives, grapes, cherries or mushrooms and are all made from chestnut cut between November and March, during the last quarter of the moon, on the shady side of the hills. True works of art !

Hubert learned his trade from his grandfather who formerly made these baskets for the grape harvest. At the age of twelve, he loved travelling on the donkey cart (his grandfather also used to transport wood and wine) to the port of Sainte-Maxime...

Hubert Olivier is the Var region's only genuine remaining chestnut basket maker. The rest are mere imitations! You can meet him at markets and fairs at Cogolin, La Garde-Freinet or Les Mayons, or visit him at his home, where he sells his yearly production. Hubert Olivier was born at Plan de la Tour and has never left.


Plan de la Tour - (Photo : golfe-infos)

. Provençal market : Thursday morning, place du Boulodrome

. LEADING EVENTS : click here

La Fête du Revest : An age-old fête on August 8th
During which the "Revestins" (the inhabitants of the hamlet of Le Revest) light the ancient bread oven. ( lunch, boules, lottery, ball... )

La Fête de la Saint-Pons : Celebrated on May 11th or the closest Sunday
A mass is celebrated on this day in Provençal with a blessing of the animals, bread and farm machinery. Also a horse fair with demonstrations with plough horses and games.

La Fête de la Saint-Pierre : last weekend in July
Traditional event dating back to the 18th century. The church houses a very lifelike statue of Saint-Pierre and a guilded wooden altar piece. There are remains of the Chapel of Saint-Pierre at the village entrance.

Le Corso de la Bruyère (Heather procession) : late March, early April every two years
(Olive tree festival). The floats are decorated with heather and flowers and parade through the village.

La Fête de l'Olivier (Olive tree festival) : late March, early April every two years, alternately with the "Corso de la Bruyère".
(Heather procession). Olive tree pruning and planting demonstrations, Aïoli contest, sampling, conference, products made with olive oil, olive oil contest of the oil mills of the Var.
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