Coat of arms of Lorgues
A silver dog
and a golden lion clash, between their legs holding a lily in gold, symbolizing
what share these two animals, strength and loyalty.
Departement of Var - Population : 7.687 h - Surface: 6.437 ha
Take D10 and D48 north of N7 at Vidauban, or take D562 southwest of Draguignan
The village, in the middle of a valley, is located 210 m above sea level. The town is hilly, the highest surrounding hills to 320 m, such as' the hermitage Saint Ferreol "to the east. Large village of the Var, between the Mediterranean and the Verdon gorges, the valleys of the Argens, south, and Florièye, east, form communal boundaries. Religious buildings, remnants of fortifications and olive mills, old facades are everywhere along the shady plane trees over or winding streets. Bordered by two rivers, the landscape is hilly, punctuated by terraces, is rich hamlets and chapels as well as its botanical diversity. Hotel and several houses have large possibilities of accommodation, and good food is prepared from local produce in restaurants in the town. Several wineries Castles and Estates has received many awards for the quality of their products, and their wines are exported all over the world. Lorgues is inhabited since prehistoric time dolmens testify both at the four paths, after a passage of Ligurian, it was then occupied by the Romans, and in the 1150s it was the Templars who settled there, building the fortified he still remains. Then from the 14th century several religious orders settled there and are building many monasteries and chapels.
The collegiate St Martin, the fortified walls, the Belfry, the fountain of nuts, old neighborhoods, the oil mill, the largest organ in the collegiate church, the Ursuline convent, rectory, chapel of Our Lady -Florièye, St. Honorat chapel, the St. Francis chapel, St. Ferreol sixteenth century hermitage
Tennis. Swimming pool. Horseback riding. Hiking. Mountain biking Wine tasting at the vineyards.
Hotel, Holiday rentals, Bed and breakfast.
Taradeau (9 km), Le Thoronet (9 km) and Villecroze (14 km).