Lorgues a picturesque village in the heart of Provence
The lively Provencal town of Lorgues is situated in the Var region, 13 km from Draguignan, an hour’s drive from Cannes and a little less from St Tropez. Lorgues is an old fortified town dating back to medieval times, with some earlier Roman influences, full of narrow vaulted streets and archways, pastel walls and painted shutters. From the mountains behind the town you can see the sea. The Church of St Martin dominates the central part of Lorgues surrounded by leafy squares and sun dappled streets protected by the huge Plane trees so symbolic of Provencal towns. The surrounding countryside is a beautiful mosaic of olive-covered hills, lavender fields and vines. This is serious wine country with miles and miles of fields dedicated to the vineyards, and such well-known domaines as Chateau d’Ott, Chateau Roubine, Chateau de Berne, and Chateau des Crostes, which stretch towards the horizon as far as the eye can see.