A medieval village in Provence!
Le Castellet is very large (4807 hectares) and consists of 5 villages quite distant from each other. From North to South, Camp du Castellet, Sainte-Anne du Castellet, Brûlat, the village and the Castellet and Plan du Castellet.
Contained in the walls with only two access doors, the village of Castellet is very representative of a medieval settlement. Upon the passage of the “great gate”, the castle, the church of the twelfth century, the laundry, the fountain and the winding alleys plunge us in the past, and evoke the peaceful life of the inhabitants. Leaving the castle by the “Trou de Madame”, we are presented with the vineyards of Brûlat and Sainte-Anne, lined with olive trees and pine forests. The white line of the massif of Sainte-Baume contrasts with the deep blue sky.
Everything here invites you to take a stroll: small steep streets that climb to the castle, the rich architecture of each house, craft shops to beautifully crafted products. Further down, the oratories invite us to discover these landscapes where silence contrasts with the continuous flow of the sea…
Did you know?
The town of Le Castellet is one of the villages of the Var which has the most shrines, they are still often located at cross roads and dedicated to the saints.
Which movie was filmed in Castellet?
Marcel Pagnol, seduced by the place, chose to film “The Baker’s Wife” here in 1938.