Tourtour Provence the prettiest little village in the sky

Written by on December 28, 2017 in Provence-Alpes

Tourtour Provence is like a village in the sky. Set on top of a windy hill (elevation 900 meters) with sweeping views all the way out to Frejus and the Mediterranean with the Mount St Victoire between. It’s a little known part of the Haute Var, Provence but it’s so worth seeking out.

The population is just under 500 but the locals are a tight knit group who put on one of the most amazing festivals known as the Fête de l’Oeuf (egg Festival) around Easter every year.

Tourtour – one of the most beautiful villages in France

Tourtour is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is well worth a visit. Take a walk through tiny streets to admire the well-restored village houses with their manicured gardens. The restaurants serve simple yet freshly made food which of course goes perfectly with a nice glass of chilled rosé. It’s about a 20 minutes’ drive from lively Cotignac. If you can take the road via Aups or Villecroze which, by the way, are also both villages worth a detour should time allow.

Most of the cafés and bars in Tourtour serve casual food  – check out the great frites at La Farigoulette.  But, there is also the more distinguished “La Table” restaurant with one Michelin star where you will find dishes like sautéed Ray or Guinea fowl. Prices here start at 28 euros per person.

More on Provence

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Lourmarin – for a taste of Provence, it’s perfect
Gorges du Verdon – off the beaten track in picturesque Provence
More information: Tourtour Tourist Office

About the authors: Susana Iwase Hanson runs the popular Provence Living website.  Jeany Cronk is co-founder of award-winning Mirabeau Wines; she writes widely on the Southern French lifestyle and has been featured regularly in the international press. Both live in Cotignac, Provence.

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