- 43 Villages of Provence
- Camps la Source
As you walk along the little cobblestone streets and through the small town squares, surrounded by old stone houses in the shade of plane trees, you will discover the source of this village’s riches: water. Here, hat-making was once the main activity.
At the foot of Saint Quinis
If you enjoy hiking with your family, set off across the forest of sweet chestnut trees and climb gently up to the top of the Saint Quinis range for a simple, energetic and pleasant outing. At the end of the footpath, your delightful reward is a hermitage and a wonderful view over the foothills, from Verdon to the Bessillons mountains, from Candélon in Brignoles to the Barre de Cuers and from Lake Besse to the hills stretching as far as the eye can see.
Source and chapels
The water runs along the canals flowing through the village, with martelières (sluice gates) controlling the flow. You can visit two beautifully restored chapels: Saint Sebastian, overlooking the village, and Saint Martin, in the plains.
This event, first launched a few years ago, has revived the traditional chestnut harvest. Chestnut delicacies and other regional produce play a major part in the day with its autumnal colours.
Map of Camps la Source (Var)
The other villages of Provence
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