Bargème is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France.

The village is a member of the association, The Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Tourism and main attractions

Civil heritage:

  • Bargème belonged to the house of Pontevès which built the Pontevès castle dominating the village, today in ruins.

  • The city was accessible through two fortified gates.
  • Fountain-washhouse.
  • Communal oven.

  • The war memorial, commemorated conflicts 1914-1918.

Religious heritage:

  • The Saint-Nicolas church, a beautiful Romanesque building, houses several paintings and altarpieces, including that of Saint Sebastian, carved on wood in 1525 with its three half-relief panels. It also has bells of 1504 and 1702.

  • The Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs chapel or expiatory chapel dating from 1607.
  • The Saint-Laurent chapel to the northwest of the village, dominates the hamlet of Saint-Laurent, near the old Bargème mill.

  • The Romanesque chapel of Sainte Pétronille.
  • The Saint-Antoine chapel.
  • The Saint Romain chapel.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 9 hr 8 min (908 km) via A6 and A7

From Marseille: 2 hr 15 min (175 km) via A8

From Nice: 1 hr 42 min (97.5 km) via Rte Napoléon/D6085

From Toulouse: 5 hr 33 min (537 km) via A61 and A9

From Monaco: 1 hr 58 min (120 km) via A8 and Rte Napoléon/D6085

From Andorra: 7 hr 15 min (627 km) via A9

From Madrid: 12 hr 41 min (1,243 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 36 hr (3,159 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 2 min (1,425 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,373 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 54 min (556 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 27,9 km2

Population: 221

Coordinates: 43°43′51″N 6°34′25″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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