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COLLOBRIÈRES

Right in the middle of the forest of the Maures, Collobrieres is renowned for its chestnut graves and for farming the cork oak trees.This peaceful village, the capital of the Maures is far from the crowds of the coast. It is with delight that you will stroll through its small streets in calade lined with beautiful old houses carefully restored..

Stone walls, lush vegetation, subtly washed-out colored shutters, shrubbery shrubs, Collobriere looks great and you will be charmed. The Real Collobrier river, which crosses the village, is overhung by old picturesque houses, it is spanned by an old donkey bridge from the 12th century.

The Place de la Mairie, charming and shaded, has a very beautiful old fountain. You can enjoy the good atmosphere of the village at aperitif time on the terraces of Place Rouget de L’Isle, deliciously shaded under the plane trees and parasols. Every year in the fall, when the chestnuts are harvested, a big celebration is held in honor of castane-culture on the last three Sundays in October where you can find chestnuts in all their forms.

Finally, don't leave without having a look at Confiserie Azureennes, which has been manufacturing 100% natural and fresh chestnuts since 1945.

 

LA CHARTREUSE DE LA VERNE

 

Nestled in the heart of the Massif des Maures in a grandiose solitude, in the middle of a forest of cork oak and chestnut trees, it sits like a jewel splashed with the golden rays of the sun. An unforgettable place, a magical moment, here time stands still. Founded in the 12th century, it is listed as a Historic Monument and is run by the congregation of the Little Sisters of Bethlehem and the Assumption of the Virgin.

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