Coat of arms of Cotignac
The first quarter represents the family of Pontevès who kept the barony of 1240-1616.
The second quarter represents Trougnon allies of Pontevès;
The third quarter is speaking - a cotice for Cotignac;
For the fourth quarter, stoats have been inserted by the Community, in appreciation of the privileges of Mary Blois, countess of Provence, Regent, granted in Cotignac.
Departement of Var - Population: 2.040 h - Surface: 3.000 ha - Alt.: 230 m.
20 kilometers north of Brignoles (on A8 and N7), Take D22.
Cotignac is situated in the interior of Var in the green Provence at 230m. altitude, this is a city of character. With a waterfall in the background, Cotignac stands at the foot of a majestic great rock.
Visitors to the old quarter, set next to the cliff, can see houses of the l6th and 17th centuries, stone or wrought iron decorations and narrow streets, all witnesses to the long and interesting past of Cotignac. There are many fountains, some quite curious looking, that bubble with cool clear water.
The "Cours" (court), sheltered from the heat by plane trees and cooled by the everflowing fountain is a lively place full of restaurants, cafés and shops.
The great rock which stretches for about 400 m. is quite an amazing
sight. The moving sun aIters the shadows which in turn are constantly changing
the aspect ot the sides of the clift.
One can see at different times, giant stalactites, ledges, and deep crags. All of this hovering 80m. above the houses built at the bottom. Take the time to make a detour. You'll fall under the charm of this village like no other.
The great rock, the ramparts, the waterfall,the old
quarter with troglodyte dwellings.
The outdoor theater. St. Peter's Church. Notre Dame de Grâces.
Holiday rentals : Apartments and houses, Bed and breakfast., Campsite.
Montfort sur Argens, (8 km), Sillans la Cascade, (6 km), Carces, (7 km), Fox Amphoux, (14 km) and Barjols, (15 km).