Bargème, village of character, the highest in the Var

Bargème, locality of the Canton of Comps sur Artuby located in the area of the Verdon countries, at 1097 meters of altitude, remains a high place, almost intact, of old feudal village of Provence.
Bargème is also the highest village of the Var, registered among the most beautiful villages of France and labeled Village de Caractère du Var.
Located on a rocky outcrop, and dominated by its feudal castle Sabran-de-Pontevès, the village also benefits from its ramparts, two fortified gates, the Watchtower, the Gate of the Levant, the Romanesque church of Saint-Nicolas which give it a mysterious, symbolic and endearing aspect.

 

The Castle...

The castle was built in the 13th century on a rocky outcrop located in the highest village of Bargème, at an altitude of 1097 meters. It belonged to the family De Pontevès, then was destroyed during the wars of religion. A large part of the interior constructions was demolished but its silhouette is still visible thanks to the preserved defensive elements. It is a vast quadrilateral flanked by round towers and an imposing square keep. Inside its enclosure, the main courtyard gave access to the large and numerous outbuildings and the chapel. Since January 17, 2008, the castle of Bargème, a vestige of its feudal past, has become a municipal heritage thanks to the support of the Var General Council and the municipality.


Bargème, a 12th century medieval village, offers a panoramic view of the valley.


Bargème town hall
Le Village
83840 Bargème
Tel : 04.94.50.21.94


bargeme.commune@orange.fr

 

https://www.bargeme.fr/

 

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