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Montauroux, French Riviera, France

This pleasant town is located in the eastern part of the Var region, 3 km from Callian and 8 km from Fayence. The town has a documented history starting from the eleventh century and it still retains many traces of its past. The famous designer Christian Dior built there his summer residence.

Parking in Montauroux

We stop at the Parking de la Fontaine (P; GPS: 43.619586, 6.765250). From there, we are already very close to the chapel of Saint-Barthélemy located on a small hill.

Chapelle Saint-Barthélemy

The Chapel of Saint-Barthélemy (A; GPS: 43.619583, 6.763990) was built by the Order of the White Penitents in 1630. It is included in the register of historical monuments due to its unique feature: the walls and ceilings are vaulted and entirely covered with painted wooden panels.

Eglise Saint-Bathélémy

Near the chapel you will find the church of Saint-Barthélemy (B; GPS: 43.619295, 6.763627) from the twelfth century, rebuilt in the seventeenth century, but the traces of the old building are still visible.

The Old Town

After visiting these two religious monuments, we can walk the narrow streets to the center of town with a fairly large square and the town hall (C; GPS: 43.617952, 6.765154). From there you have also a nice view of surrounding area. In the town there are a lot of nice fountains and houses swathed in greenery.

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