At the “La Pause Tourrettane” restaurant
A haven of peace in the heart of the village serving bistro cuisine, where everything is homemade from fresh, seasonal produce. Its chalkboard menu, which changes according to the produce available, is an epicurean delight. Located in the Town Hall Square, with impressive views of the castle and the plain, it is a must-see! 1 Place de la Mairie, 83440 Tourrettes – Tel.: +33 (0)4 94 84 04 35
Edith from the Tourist Office presents Fayence and what’s not to be missed in the village! In the heart of the narrow, picturesque streets of old Fayence, you’ll love discovering the former communal bread oven, known as the “Four du Mitan”. The agricultural ecomuseum and tool conservatory is located in a former flour mill dating back to the 13th century.
For panoramic views with viewpoint indicator, head to the Clock Tower, with its magnificent belfry. Lastly, the gliding centre offers you the opportunity to soar above the region, and why not if you fancy taking to the skies!
Discover the “Val d’Iris” vineyard at Seillans
In Seillans, one of France’s most beautiful villages, (walled village, labyrinth of narrow, cobblestone streets and vaulted passageways), artists and artisans have chosen to set up their “workshops” at the former “bouchonnerie”, as well as here and there within the village. The Maison Waldberg is home to some permanent collections, including those of Ernst, Tanning and Apenzeller.
In this village par excellence, one vineyard (appellation Côte de Provence) is renowned: Val d’Iris. There, its owner, Anne Dor, produces typical Côte de Provence wines, characterised by the soil and the sun. Beautifully structured wines, really light, in her words: solid reds, delicate rosés and round and powerful whites…
Val d’Iris takes its name from a former iris plantation of the Grasse perfumery. The vineyard comprises 8.5 contiguous hectares, on well-exposed hillsides. The soil, which is both very stony and clayey, provides the vines with the warmth needed for perfect maturation of the grapes, and sufficient water reserves to support the long dry summers of the Mediterranean fringe.
Weedkillers are not used at Val d’Iris: the soil is maintained mechanically, disturbing it as little as possible. So come and walk among their vines, where you will see the varied flora of natural weed growth.