Visit Bargeme (Provence, France)
Bargeme is a small, picturesque village in the north-east of the Var department of Provence to the east of the Gorges du Verdon and north of Seillans (note: these places look close to Bargeme on a map but the roads are rather longer!)
Officially the highest village in the Var department (1097 metres above sea level), it is not surprising that Bargeme has stunning views across the region - but there is more to the village than views and Bargeme is also officially classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'.
A small village, and very quiet outside the summer season, Bargeme is well worth the detour if you are visiting the region - although getting there does take a while because it is in quite a remote location.
Enter the lower part of the old town through a large stone entrance through a remnant of the towns fortifications and stroll up the hill through the quiet streets and vaulted passages that pass through Bargeme, passing traditional old houses, stone walls and small gardens.
At the highest point in Bargeme stands the imposing medieval Chateau Sabran de Pontaves, built in the 13th century and around which the village subsequently developed. Although the castle is now in ruins the substantial towers of the castle still evocatively dominate the village skyline.
Also on the ridge stands the large gothic style Church of Saint Nicolas, a roman style chuch (see also the paintings inside the church). Another religious monument of interest is the little 17th century Chapel Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs.
Note: photo of Bargeme is copyright
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Bargème, Comps-sur-Artuby, Draguignan, Var, Provence, 83840 || GPS: latitude 43.7308, longitude 6.5736
Map of Bargeme & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Bargeme, France
- Seillans - most beautiful village (12km)
- Lac de Castillon - site of natural beauty (17km)
- Gorges du Verdon - grand site of france (17km)
- Grottes de Saint-Cezaire - site of natural beauty (21km)
- Tourtour - most beautiful village (27km)
- Jardin de la Villa Fort de France - remarkable garden (28km)
- Verdon - regional natural parc (29km)
- Grasse - secteur sauvegarde (29km)
- Moustiers - most beautiful village (31km)
- Parc zoologique de Fréjus - zoo or wildlife park (31km)
The French version of this page is at Bargeme (Francais)