How better to discover this heritage than as a new resident of Lorgues?
Welcome to Lorgues, a small town with all the charm of Provence!
You will discover the lively local life in this small Provençal town with a population of close to 10 000, nestled in a hilly landscape on Draguignan’s doorstep and bordered by the Argens river. Lorgues enjoys a sought-after location, as a central point with all the best wonders of the Var within easy reach. Indeed, the French Riviera is easy to get to with Fréjus, the bay of Saint-Tropez or even Toulon around three quarters of an hour away. The sublime Verdon gorges are the same distance, and you can also easily go and enjoy the Sainte-Baume mountain range as well as the Esterel and the Maures.
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In Lorgues: a good lifestyle for all ages!
The locals will tell you: Provençal life in Lorgues has something for every generation!
The line-up of cultural activities in the town is intense, such as shows and concerts held at the Espace François Mitterrand, the cinema and regular festivities organised throughout the year!
All ages are spoilt for choice, and clubs and associations in Lorgues are not lacking, providing enjoyment for everyone!
Espace François Mitterrand
Bd Réal Calamar
La pétanque (French bowls), football, judo, dance, equestrian centre, cycling, tennis, swimming at Lorgues pool, walks in the communal woods of Saint-Ferréol or even reading at the multimedia library…All you have to do is choose your favourite activities to live a full, healthy life in the presence of good company!
Of course, Lorgues also provides all necessary amenities. There is a creche, primary schools, a middle-school as well as a high school that also provides further education up to BTS level (advanced technician certificate). The number 11 TedBus will take you to Draguignan and its bus station. Moreover, many shops are available to cover all your everyday needs!
Between history and modernity
Lorgues can delight the most fervent of local heritage enthusiasts as much as families looking for an active and stimulating life!
Exceptional vineyard estates
In Lorgues, taste the best AOC « Côte de Provence » wines at the famous Château Roubine, a Cru Classé [quality certified] vineyard, or even Château de Berne and Château la Martinette.
One of the biggest markets in Provence…
Every Tuesday, everyone gathers at the large Lorgues market, one of the biggest and most renowned in Provence! It’s an ideal time to meander through the charming and colourful streets of the town in a friendly atmosphere, and to buy local quality products: extra virgin olive oil, AOC [protected designation of origin] «Côtes de Provence» wines, delicious honey, truffles, fruit and vegetables, organic produce, cured and cooked meats, fish, plants, crafts…
In the summer, every Friday, the local farmers market takes the reins, at the same time as the antique market. And of course, on top of these markets, Lorgues has many restaurants that welcome you all year round with their tasty dishes!
The rich heritage of Lorgues
Lorgues promises you an extraordinary journey through time, in particular following in the footsteps of the templars! In fact, they were part of the Commanderie du Ruou in 1156 and they rebuilt solid fortifications to protect the town. Following on their heels, various brotherhoods left behind a group of chapels throughout the centuries, fascinating to discover, among them is Notre Dame de Ben-Va, classed as a historical monument.
Before that, the presence of dolmens is evidence that the site was inhabited since prehistoric times! Today, many buildings in Lorgues allow us to navigate from one time period to another, like the clock tower, the imposing Saint Martin collegiate church, the Town Council building or even the Court Room…