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Visit the medieval village of Castellet near Sanary sur Mer

Categories : Where to go for a walk?, Events, published on : 11/17/23

The feudal village of Castellet: a must-see tourist spot in the Var

Le Castellet is a beautiful village perched on a rocky peak with 4,500 inhabitants, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region, just 15 km from Sanary sur Mer.

Labeled “the most beautiful village in France” in 2022 and located in the heart of the Sainte-Baume Regional Natural Park, you will be won over by this small medieval village typical of the South of France!

Discover the culture, terroir and local traditions of one of the most essential villages in the region.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover this pearl of Provence!

The town center of Castellet and its craft shops

Le Castellet offers you unique walks in its picturesque cobbled streets where time seems to stand still. The opportunity to treat yourself to a little ice cream in a shaded square!

The Portalet or the Grand Portal? Choose one of the two fortified gates to enter this magnificent charming Provençal village. Then stroll and stroll along the cobbled and flowery streets, between the typical houses with old stones, and numerous craft shops:

  • potters,
  • leather workers,
  • scented candles,
  • ceramics,
  • art glassware,
  • earthenware,
  • santons of Provence,
  • weaving,
  • leather work,
  • jewelry,
  • salt pasta,
  • stones,
  • Art Galeries,
  • souvenir shops…

Peckish ? Don't resist the delicious smells of Provençal cuisine, and take your place on the terrace of one of the many restaurants in the fortified village!

Le Castellet is also known for its architectural heritage, with remains dating from the Middle Ages. The Saint-Sauveur Church, founded in the 12th century, is a listed historic monument and offers an unforgettable visit for art and history enthusiasts.

Stroll around Castellet

The town, close to the Sainte-Baume regional natural park, is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, with mountains, green valleys and rivers meandering through the hills. The surrounding area offers incredible opportunities to reconnect with nature, explore the area and discover what this part of France has to offer.

If you like hiking in the great outdoors, then you will be delighted. Le Castellet is a paradise for hikers with its many marked hiking trails!

You can also rent bicycles or mountain bikes to discover the region from another angle.

The Paul Ricard racing circuit

Are you a fan of car and motorcycle racing? Why not visit the legendary Paul Ricard circuit? Located 8 km from the old town, the Castellet circuit hosts the biggest national and international competitions every year:

  • Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe,
  • Grand Prix Trucks,
  • Formula 1 French Grand Prix,
  • Formula 2 event,
  • The 4 hours of Castellet,
  • Sunday Ride Classic,
  • running,
  • bike race,
  • public tests…

Guided tours are regularly organized there.

Getting to Le Castellet from Sanary Sur Mer

To get to Castellet de Sanary sur Mer:

By car You can take :

  • the A50 motorway which passes near Bandol: duration 20 min
  • or the DN8 which passes through Ollioules and Evenos: duration 21 min

Good to know ! You will not be able to access the fortified village of Castellet by car. Two outdoor car parks, paying during the summer and free the rest of the year, will welcome you.

Located about 20 minutes from the village of Castellet, our H&W Hotel in Sanary sur mer warmly welcomes you just 100 meters from the port of Sanary!

Ideal for a weekend or family vacation, discover our wide choice of accommodation with our different types of rooms. Come and relax in our modern, fully equipped rooms with Provençal charm in the heart of the Var coast.

Are you a professional looking for a seminar location? You can also organize a seminar in the Var by reserving a room in our hotel!