Tourism and travel guide

Just a few kilometers from Toulon’s harbor, Ollioules offers you a picturesque and authentic setting. From this small town, you can easily enjoy the nearby seaside resorts or set out to explore the villages of Var and the Sainte-Baume mountain range.

The town center of Ollioules hosts shops, restaurants, cafes, art workshops, and more. You can stroll through the village and admire the 11th-century Romanesque church of Saint Laurent in the heart of the medieval quarter, visit the Maison du Patrimoine, or explore the Oppidum de la Courtine. The ruins of a medieval castle dominate Ollioules, and by climbing the hill to reach this fortress, you can enjoy a breathtaking view.

Châteauvallon-Liberté is a renowned venue for shows and cultural events known throughout France. The schedule of this national stage is prestigious.

Ollioules is located at the entrance to towering gorges. You can embark on numerous hikes, bike rides, or mountain biking adventures. Rock climbing is also a popular activity, with the cliffs of Cimaï in the neighboring town of Evenos being well-known in the south of France. You can also climb at the Gros Cerveau site.

The local terroir is an integral part of this region’s identity, where local producers uphold ancient traditions. Ollioules’ restaurants invite you to discover regional specialties such as fish, seafood, and typical Provencal dishes. The Provencal market is held in Ollioules every Thursday morning and Saturday morning at Place Jean Jaurès. The local producers’ market takes place on Monday and Friday evenings (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM).

The local Tourist Office can provide information about activities to explore and monuments to visit. Our website also offers a wide range of activities: use categories and criteria to refine your search. Are you looking for accommodation in the South of France? Do you enjoy camping? Do you prefer the charm of a character hotel? Do you appreciate the uniqueness of a bed and breakfast? We enable you to find accommodation that meets all your criteria.

Exploring the Surroundings of Ollioules

The small town of Ollioules is ideally located for a tourist stay in the western Var.

By taking the winding road that follows the Ollioules gorges, you can reach Evenos. This tiny perched village is overlooked by an ancient medieval castle. From Evenos, you can go hiking or enjoy the exceptional views of the surroundings.

The road through the Ollioules gorges also allows you to reach Le Beausset and Le Castellet. These two Provencal villages are also highly touristic. The Paul Ricard Circuit is located in the municipality of Castellet and hosts international competitions like the Bol d’Or each year.

Ollioules is also very close to the city of Toulon, renowned for its museums and monuments, as well as several seaside resorts. From Ollioules, you can easily enjoy the beaches of Bandol, Six-Fours-Les-Plages, or Sanary-sur-Mer.

Museums near Ollioules

You can make the most of your stay in Ollioules by visiting some of the most beautiful museums in the Var.

The National Maritime Museum in Toulon is renowned for its collections of ship models.

Also located in Toulon, the Museum of Asian Arts invites you to discover collections dedicated to Asian cultures.

Mount Faron, which overlooks Toulon, is home to the Memorial of the Landing and Liberation in Provence. Housed in an old fortress, this museum retraces the battles to liberate Provence and the south of France during World War II.


Practical Information

You can plan your visit or stay by contacting the West Var Tourism Office:

You can find the upcoming performances at Châteauvallon-Liberté and purchase your tickets on the website of this exceptional cultural venue: https://www.chateauvallon-liberte.fr/