The village at the foot of the rock!
Nestled against a huge rock of tufa, the village of Cotignac seems to have just stepped out of a traditional Provençal crèche. Walking through its colorful streets, we come to the foot of the majestic rock and its cave dwellings that housed the first inhabitants during the early Middle Ages.
Many artists and lovers of landscapes come to stay in this village of character, to immortalise the beauty of the site through their art: photographs, paintings … From the summit of the Rock topped by two towers awaits a magnificent view of the terraced hills where olive trees , cypress, pines and oaks grow and offer a choice setting to its residents.
Cours Gambetta, the main square of the town, is the perfect place to hang out and spend a few moments, the time to enjoy an aperitif or a pleasant meal in the shade of plane trees.
Did you know?
A single village, member of the association “Shrine Towns in France”.
Cotignac is the only village in the world where the Holy Family appeared. Virgin Mary and Joseph in 1519 in 1660, rescued a message to cotignacéens. The Shrine of Our Lady of Graces and the Monastery La Font Saint Joseph’s Bessillon are major cult sites of the Var.