Coat of arms of Ampus
Gules donjonné castle of three towers of gold, masonry sand.
Departement of Var - Pop: 800 m - Area:
8277 ha - Alt: 600 m
Located 14 km from Draguignan taking the D955 towards Castellane then the D49.
The heritage of the city
It is 25 km from the sea and 25
km from the Lac de Sainte Croix.Perché 600m above sea level, this peaceful
village of the 10th century is surrounded by beautiful nature of forested
hills, rivers and gorges. This typical Provence town has preserved many Roman
and medieval remains, fortified by the counts of Provence as a refuge against
Protestants during the religious wars. You will walk with pleasure in the
narrow streets that wind in a circular way, they will make you discover its
houses grouped around the church Saint Michel.
You will come across beautiful fountains on charming little shady squares and pass under porches and archways of the XI, the set gives an authentic charm to this picturesque village. Around Ampus beautiful walks are to do in the Gorge Nartuby where you can have a magnificent view of the Raton Bridge.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Spéluque historical monument, also worth a visit. You will discover in a rural setting, poetic and charming. Dating back to the tenth century, it is being restored and was returned to worship. It still hosts a nun who now lives there permanently.
historical, geological and prehistoric sites to see nearby Notre Dame
Spéluque X century dolmen Marenq or Ratton, Rock said, "Roche
Aiguille" Way of the water.
Activities : Excursions to waterfalls and gorges Naturby visit the path of the water.
Home on the village : Bed and breakfast, vacation rentals, restaurants.
Surrounding villages: Tourtour (8 km), Villecroze (14 km) Draguignan (15km), Aups (18km)