In the Var, the town of Brignoles lacks neither character nor tourist attractions. You will like to stroll in its shopping streets, to stop at the shaded terrace of a café or a restaurant, to discover the frescoes painted on the vault of a church, to admire an old house, to flush out hidden fountains…

Food stores, bakeries, supermarkets, hairdressers, florists, newsagents, chemists, this town offers you the services you expect for a vacation in the best conditions of comfort.

In Brignoles, nature is always there. Vacation rhymes with hiking? You can walk along the hiking trails in this unspoiled area of Provence Verte. Many nature activities can be practiced in Provence Verte. Would you like to take part in a climbing session? Would you like to try horse riding?

In Brignoles, as everywhere in the region, gastronomic specialties are a tourist attraction. Indeed, cuisine is part of the identity of Brignoles, where passionate producers make products (re)live.

Discover remarkable tourist sites and monuments such as the Castle of Saint-Christophe, the dolmen of the Adrets, the Church of Saint-Sauveur de Brignoles, the Roman House, the Palace of the Counts of Provence… You can contact the Tourist Office of Brignoles to get all the tourist sights in the area.

You want to stay in Southern France? The campsite is in the spotlight in the Var. You can also find guest rooms and hotels for all prices. Discover quality accommodation.

Provence Verte

Bathed by the Argens River and its tributaries, this natural region is renowned for its wooded hills. Nature activities are very present: cycling, walking, canoeing on the Argens… Provence Verte can also be visited for its heritage, with authentic villages like Saint-Maximim, picturesque villages like Châteauvert, Vins-sur-Camary or Saint-Zacharie.

Around Brignoles, the Provence Verte has many picturesque villages, which you can visit in all seasons.

The Sainte-Baume National Park

Between the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Sainte-Baume massif peaks at more than 1000 meters, at the signal of the Béguines. Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to discover different itineraries within the massif. This natural site conceals exceptional fauna and flora, with a relic forest made up of a beech grove. The Sainte-Baume is a land of spirituality, Christian but also pagan. Numerous monuments bear witness to this. Mary Magdalene, a character from the Gospels, is said to have spent the last years of her life praying and meditating in a cave at altitude, occupied since the 5th century by a sanctuary and a church. The Basilica of Saint-Maximin is the most imposing Gothic building in Provence. This religious monument welcomes the de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. During your walks in the Park, you will sometimes come across partially buried cylindrical constructions. These are ice boxes, which were used to produce on cold winter nights the ice loaves intended for the inhabitants of the Provençal cities.

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Monuments and museums in Brignoles

Located in the centre of Brignoles, the Musée des Comtes de Provence (Museum of the Counts of Provence) has collections on various themes: archaeology, sacred art, decorative art and fine arts, ethnology and natural sciences.

To the east of the city, the St. Benedict Monastery is still inhabited by Benedictine monks. Worshippers can attend mass in Latin, and architecture lovers can admire the Romanesque buildings.

To the south-west of Brignoles, just a few kilometres from the town centre, the La Celle Abbey is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday. It regularly hosts exhibitions, concerts and cultural events.

Located in Tourves, the Musée des Gueules Rouges focuses on the mining of bauxite. You can relive the daily life of the miners, who risked their lives to extract the precious ore.


Practical Information

We help you prepare for your visit by providing useful information.

  • Location: Brignoles is located halfway between the cities of Aix-en-Provence and Fréjus, and can easily be reached by the A8 motorway.
  • Nearby tourist towns and villages: Saint-Tropez, Fréjus, Garéoult, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
  • Accommodation: Many hotels, campsites and bed and breakfasts are available in Brignoles.
  • Market days: Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday, and every Thursday at the Hameau des Censiés
  • Tourist Office (address): Carrefour de l’Europe, 83170 Brignoles
  • Tourist Office (phone): (+33)4 94 72 04 21
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