Guidebook for La Garde-Freinet

John

Guidebook for La Garde-Freinet

Sightseeing
Nice little winery nearby. Great rose at a decent price
The village of La Garde-Freinet comprises a series of steep lanes lined with flower-decked houses and pretty, murmuring fountains. Visit the ruins of Fort Freinet, built above the current village.
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La Garde-Freinet
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The village of La Garde-Freinet comprises a series of steep lanes lined with flower-decked houses and pretty, murmuring fountains. Visit the ruins of Fort Freinet, built above the current village.
This is a must visit market. You can find anything from clothes, exotic jewelry and scrumptious food from all over. Go early as it can get hot very fast and the market ends around 2-3 in the afternoon
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Cogolin
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This is a must visit market. You can find anything from clothes, exotic jewelry and scrumptious food from all over. Go early as it can get hot very fast and the market ends around 2-3 in the afternoon
Set overlooking the Bay of Cavalaire and bordered by vineyards and evergreen oaks. It offers exceptionally beautiful and untouched sites and landscapes, safeguarded by the Coastal Conservatory.
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La Croix-Valmer
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Set overlooking the Bay of Cavalaire and bordered by vineyards and evergreen oaks. It offers exceptionally beautiful and untouched sites and landscapes, safeguarded by the Coastal Conservatory.
A quiet little village, set at the edge of Forêt du Dom forest, La Mole is the ideal starting point for long walks and hikes in the inland areas and Massif des Maures.
La Môle
A quiet little village, set at the edge of Forêt du Dom forest, La Mole is the ideal starting point for long walks and hikes in the inland areas and Massif des Maures.
you can enjoy a stroll along the front lined with palm and plantain trees. Visitors keen to explore the inland scenery in Sixties style can enjoy hiring a brightly-painted, open top 2CV!
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Sainte-Maxime
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you can enjoy a stroll along the front lined with palm and plantain trees. Visitors keen to explore the inland scenery in Sixties style can enjoy hiring a brightly-painted, open top 2CV!
Classified village built in the gothic provençal style on the top of an outcrop which overlooks the Maures plain.
Le Cannet-des-Maures
Classified village built in the gothic provençal style on the top of an outcrop which overlooks the Maures plain.
Monastry Chartreuse De La Verne. Probably one of the biggest monasteries I've ever visited. The drive there is lovely but quite adventurous but totally worth it.
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Collobrières
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Monastry Chartreuse De La Verne. Probably one of the biggest monasteries I've ever visited. The drive there is lovely but quite adventurous but totally worth it.
Ideally set jn a hilly, wooded countryside, carpeted with orange trees and mimosas, Bargemon is a large and lively village. Greatly favoured to its mild climate and spring waters.
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Bargemon
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Ideally set jn a hilly, wooded countryside, carpeted with orange trees and mimosas, Bargemon is a large and lively village. Greatly favoured to its mild climate and spring waters.
The place "between two hils" is spread out over two sides of a small and densely woooded valley.
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Entrecasteaux
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The place "between two hils" is spread out over two sides of a small and densely woooded valley.
Nice little winery nearby. Great rose at a decent price
Domaine de la Giscle
1122 Route de Collobrières
Nice little winery nearby. Great rose at a decent price
One of our favourite beaches. about 25 mn drive away.
La Pinede Plage
382 Boulevard de Gigaro
One of our favourite beaches. about 25 mn drive away.
Another quiet area only known by the locals. Great spot and beautiful landscape.
Plage de Sylvabelle
Another quiet area only known by the locals. Great spot and beautiful landscape.
Food Scene
If you want to spend a day with celebrities and watch their multi-million dollar yatches, it is the perfect place to be...just arrive early in order to find an available sun bed
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Le Club 55
43 Boulevard Patch
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If you want to spend a day with celebrities and watch their multi-million dollar yatches, it is the perfect place to be...just arrive early in order to find an available sun bed
La vigne blanche is a great French pancake restaurant. reasonably priced and food is served throughout the day. A must go on you way to Toulon or Marseille.
3 Place Georges Clemenceau
3 Pl. Georges Clemenceau
La vigne blanche is a great French pancake restaurant. reasonably priced and food is served throughout the day. A must go on you way to Toulon or Marseille.
Drinks & Nightlife
Brigitte Bardot frolicked on the beaches of St. Tropez in the '50s; now it's the playground of rap stars and international socialites. Most of the sandy hot spots lie southwest of town.
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Nikki Beach
5 Route de l'Épi
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Brigitte Bardot frolicked on the beaches of St. Tropez in the '50s; now it's the playground of rap stars and international socialites. Most of the sandy hot spots lie southwest of town.
Entertainment & Activities
Plan de la Tour grew up around its church then expanded into a series of little hamlets .They cover a large area and form a circus, bordered by wooded hills with oaks, maritime pines, umbrella pines.
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Le Plan-de-la-Tour
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Plan de la Tour grew up around its church then expanded into a series of little hamlets .They cover a large area and form a circus, bordered by wooded hills with oaks, maritime pines, umbrella pines.
Everything Else
This medieval village stretches out under the ruins of its feudal castle in a maze of winding lanes bordered by flower-decked houses. This harmonious, pleasant village is best explored without a plan.
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Grimaud
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This medieval village stretches out under the ruins of its feudal castle in a maze of winding lanes bordered by flower-decked houses. This harmonious, pleasant village is best explored without a plan.
Ranked as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages it is set on a steep hill overlooking magnificent landscapes of vineyards and forests.
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Gassin
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Ranked as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages it is set on a steep hill overlooking magnificent landscapes of vineyards and forests.
Essentials
Our favourite butcher's shop in La Grade freinet. The owner prepares a gorgeous pizza and pissaladiere (anchovy and onion tart) on market days but also some home made dishes. Always popular.
5 Rue François Pelletier
5 Rue François Pelletier
Our favourite butcher's shop in La Grade freinet. The owner prepares a gorgeous pizza and pissaladiere (anchovy and onion tart) on market days but also some home made dishes. Always popular.
Leclerc in Cogolin. Best place for a big grocery shopping. 20 mn from La garde Freinet. Shopping bags are no longer provided in France so please don't forget to bring some from the apartment.
6 Avenue Sigismond Coulet
6 Avenue Sigismond Coulet
Leclerc in Cogolin. Best place for a big grocery shopping. 20 mn from La garde Freinet. Shopping bags are no longer provided in France so please don't forget to bring some from the apartment.