Discover Green Provence

Far from the crowds of mass tourism, discover Provence Verte, the forgotten Provence, busy all year round and full of unexpected treasures.

Bathe in the turquoise waters of Lake Sainte-Croix or hike to the beautiful Sillans waterfall. Climb the Roches de Bagarèdes or descend the breathtaking waters of the Gorges du Verdon. Visit the gothic Sainte-Marie-Madeleine basilica or listen to Gregorian chants at the Thoronet Abbey. Enjoy local dishes tossed with Aups truffles in olive oil, or a risotto sprinkled with Cotignac saffron, all accompanied by a local rosé wine brought from the hills of the Var. Stroll through the Provençal markets in search of pastries, olives, goat’s cheese, lavender honey, or sun-ripened fruits and vegetables. Explore the most picturesque villages in Provence: from Tourtour’s three castles perched at an altitude of 635 m, to Salernes’ famous ceramics, to Cotignac’s troglodyte cliffs, or even Correns, the first organic village in France.

The dazzling Provence Verte region promises beauty, wonder and culture.

Les agriculteurs autour de Cotignac

Meet the Farmers of the Var

The Cotignac region is rich with local products including wine, olives, saffron, truffles, and honey. More than a way of living, it is a vocation, and a cultural tradition.

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