Stay in Barjols in the Var
Barjols is a magnificent village in the Var hinterland. The village has 3,000 inhabitants divided between the city centre and the surrounding rural districts. Barjols is famous for its tanneries which have made its wealth for 3 centuries. This flourishing activity around leather is partly linked to the abundant presence of water. Barjols has many springs that now supply about thirty fountains throughout the village.
Where to stay in Barjols?
Discover below our selection of guest rooms, cottages and hotels in Barjols :
|Name||Type of accommodation||Booking|
|L'olivier||Loft||I book at the best price|
|Le Pont d'Or||Hotel restaurant||I book at the best price|
|Le Rouge Gorge||Guest house with swimming pool||I book at the best price|
|Cabane des K'Hauts Pins||Bed and breakfast with pool||I book at the best price|
|Appartment Chemin de l'Eau Salée||Apartment with swimming pool||I book at the best price|
What to do in Barjols?
The visit of this small picturesque village is very pleasant in all seasons. The small shaded alleys have retained all their charm. You will follow the circuit of fountains with in particular the two monumental fountains in the Place de la Mairie (Fountain of the Mushroom) and the Place de la Rouguière (Raynoard Fountain).
Near the Town Hall is the collegiate church of Saint-Marcel de Barjols. Built in 1014, this thousand-year-old church has the particularity of being partly troglodyte. To reach the inside of the church, you will take a wide staircase. It is the coolest place in the village when the heat is overwhelming in summer. The relics of Saint Marcel, the patron saint of the village, are kept in the church. Every year, in January, the reliquary bust of Saint Marcel is taken for a walk throughout the village. It is the famous feast of Saint Marcel where they dance the guts.
Slightly outside the city centre, in the direction of Pontévès, you will arrive at the Vallon des Carmes. This place is the little corner of paradise of the barjolais. After going down a few steps, after ten minutes, you arrive in front of a magnificent waterfall. You can swim in the natural pool if you are not chilly because the water is a little cool.
You will take advantage of your visit to Les Carmes to visit antique dealers in the artisanal area. This Ali Baba cave is an opportunity to find absolutely unique objects.
For lunch, you can go to the excellent table at the Pont d'Or, an institution that has been around for generations in the village where you can taste many homemade Provencal dishes such as the aioli or the piglet civert.
If you like good meat and delicatessen, take the time to go shopping at Maison Barra. This traditional butcher's shop offers specialties from the Var such as the tripettes de Barjols or the andouillettes à l'ancienne.
After your meal, you will stop by Christophe Naze's pastry. The village pastry chef prepares the best tropezienne in the Var. He also makes Lucifer, a delicious cake that you won't find anywhere else, and the famous oil pump, a shortbread made from orange blossom.
Finally, why not take a tour through the agricultural cooperative to buy wine produced by the village winegrowers as well as some local specialities: tapenade, olive oil, etc...
What to do around Barjols?
You will find many villages around Barjols to visit : Correns, Pontevès, Sillans-la-Cascade, Tavernes or Varages. These small Provençal villages have kept all their charm. You can also go to Saint-Maximin 25 minutes away from Barjols. The city is famous for its basilica. On the other side, Brignoles will give you the opportunity to discover the palace of the Counts of Provence.
In addition to the visits, you can also canoe kayak on the Argens or even rent an electric boat in Montmeyan to go up the Verdon towards Lake Esparon.