Lorgues is a small, charming fortified town deep in the countryside of the French department of Var. A huge majority of the thick, ancient defensive walls, gates and buildings remain remarkably well intact, which gives Lorgues an unsurpassed medieval atmosphere. Narrow streets, vaulted alleys and carved stone Lorgues villas dominate the town’s skyline.
The first thing to do upon arrival in a self catering house in Lorgues is take a self guided walking tour of the town. Twenty numbered plaques take you to the most interesting ancient landmark like the Porte Sarrasin and Church of St Martin, providing information on Lorgues’ long and fascinating history.
Just outside the town, located in the unspoilt woodland of Var is the Ermitage St. Ferreol, a vast square building of Roman origin, set in idyllic scenery, perfect for a relaxing picnic or a walk through the woods.
There are a great variety of local walking trails, taking in the lush rolling hills and quite woodlands of Var, which are a perfect place to stroll and unwind, especially attractive for nature lovers. Lorgues and the holiday accommodation of Lorgues sit in a deep valley in the Var countryside, with both beautiful walks and excellent fishing in close proximity. Due to the rural, rolling nature of Var’s countryside, horse riding and cycling are also hugely popular activities.
If you are taking a self catering gite in Lorgues, there are cooking courses available in the town to let you recreate some of the magnificent local dishes, which incorporate olives and of course the well celebrated local wines.
Lorgues benefits from Var’s Mediterranean climate, enjoying average temperatures in summer of around 22°C. In the winter, Lorgues is still remarkably pleasant, with average temperatures in January remaining at a surprising 7°C, meaning you can eat lunch outside in shirt sleeves throughout the winter. All in all, there is no bad time to discover the medieval charm of a Lorgues gite.
Nice (NCE) International Airport and Marseille Airport (MRS) are both within 50 miles of the holiday rentals in Lorgues, which makes travel very easy! British Airways and easyJet provide cheap flights to Lorgues on a daily basis from many British Airports.