Our Corner of Provence

Our stretch of the Eurovelo 8 runs right through the middle of „La Provence Verte and Verdon“, the “Green Provence”, also called the “green lung”” of Provence . La Provence Verte stretches between the Gorges de Verdon in the north, Aix-en-Provence in the west, Marseille in the southwest and the Côte d’Azur in the southeast, and comprises 43 communities in the middle of the department Var. 

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SOME LOCAL CULTURE

Au Bois De Lune

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Jun 4, 2021

Resistance

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Jun 4, 2021

Nos vins de terroir

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May 26, 2021

Theatre Under The Stars

Every summer in villages along the EV8, a series of open-air theatre performances take place. As this is Provence, open-air events in summer are much more agreeable once the sun has set and the air cools. So these performances open in the...

May 26, 2021

CANTEM – A Local Choir

CANTEM, a choir of some 50 local people based in Pontevès, but taking in villages from all around, was founded in 2013 following a visit to Monte Grosso in northern Italy. Inspired by the Italians' love of singing, a small group of villagers...

May 26, 2021

Train des Pignes

The history of the railway line that now hosts Eurovelo 8 is relatively short. Conceived in 1886, and built between 1887 and 1896, the line lasted for little more than half a century. The initial idea for a railway line in Central Var was...

Sep 10, 2020

Louis Perrone

Louis Perrone chose, or was fated, to die on the very day that his village of Pontevès celebrated the 76th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi occupation. That morning August 18th 1944, the village woke to the sound of fighting between...

Sep 2, 2020