Rocher de Roquebrune

Roquebrune sur Argens A charming medieval village

Nestled between the Massif des Maures and the Esterel, the town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens has all the characteristics of a village lost in the depths of a green countryside. Its sunny climate almost all year round gives it a warm and welcoming appearance in addition to its traditional coast. Recognizable by its imposing ochre-coloured rock overlooking the Argens River, Roquebrune is indeed a charming medieval village. Moreover, the fact of being located at the foot of the Roquebrune Rock massif makes it an attractive tourist destination and the respective particularities of its 3 districts. From Camping Les Pêcheurs, you can access a superb panoramic view of the famous Roquebrune Rock. Located only 1.5 km away, you can reach the village in 5 minutes by car. Sports enthusiasts will be able to access the top of the rock while architecture enthusiasts will be able to discover the aqueduct of the 25 bridges or the charming alleys of the old town. Not to mention the Issambres and its 8 km of coves, beaches and creeks.

Whether by mountain bike, on foot or on horseback, the marked trails form the arteries of the rocambolic nature of the village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, both for experienced hikers and lovers of the green and rocky landscapes. With more than twenty hiking trails, discover the majestic Rocher de Roquebrune, the Étangs de Villepey, or the site of the 25 Bridges. If you are interested in climbing, the cliffs of the Gorges du Blavet are ideal. If you like sports, you will have a wide choice of water sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and even thalassotherapy, or even more "calm" disciplines such as golf and tennis. And don't miss the culinary detour to get drunk on the aromas and savour the remarkable local products, such as cheeses, nougats, honey and Provence wines, and many others; all prepared with traditional know-how, a true cultural heritage.

The discovery of the thousand-year-old village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens can be done in an enriching and refreshing way. First of all, the medieval village alone retraces the history and evolution of the place into a prosperous city, overlooked by the eternal Rock. As you walk through its corners and alleys, you will discover a landscape dating back to the year 1000, telling the story through the remains of the past, starting with the Castrum, a rocky hill that was erected as a residence by the Lords of Roquebrune, and the Portalet, the main gate of this fortified position. Then, you will notice the enlargement of the village, which was marked by the famous Porticoes, houses with arcades built in the 16th century. A visit to the parish church and the clock tower will take you back to the 16th century. You can also discover other even more interesting buildings, such as the Chapelle Saint-Michel or the Anfred Tower. For a moment of delicacy, also discover the Maison du Chocolat.

Then, north of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, in the Bouverie district, come and discover nature in its purest form, either in the Palayson forest or in the surprising Gorges du Blavet.

And finally, on the seaside side, the Issambres constitute the maritime window of the village, which makes it an undeniable tourist destination in its own right.

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