Var, where the French Riviera and the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence meet, is France’s second most densely wooded department and is in the same position as regards tourism, courtesy of the sea, the mountains, the variety of its relief and its landscapes as well as an exceptional amount of sunshine, all of which contributes to the region’s pleasant way of life. Upper Var is renowned for its old perched villages, its little mountains and its immense forests, ideal for hiking. Numerous sporting activities take place in Verdon Gorges and on Sainte-Croix Lake. This very hilly countryside attracted the Order of the Knights Templars, who exploited all the riches of the land.
This traditional Bastide house, standing in Verdon Nature Park, was constructed in the 12th century around a 6th century chapel. Shops are a 5-minute car drive away, Les-Arcs TGV train station is 40 minutes away, and the motorway is 45 minutes away whilst Aix-en-Provence and Nice airports are about 1½ hours away. It takes an hour by car to reach Fréjus beach and Sainte-Croix Lake is 15 km away.
The traditional Bastide house and the chapel
This traditional Bastide house and its chapel, both facing south-west, form but one building, spanning a floor surface area of 278 m², the first having been constructed as an extension on the west side of the second. The ascent to the chapel from the carpark is spectacular with a view of the 2 apses and the stone buttress, in a highly suitable serene ambiance. The constructions are concealed behind it. The chapel still has its bell-tower and its bell. The two-storey buildings are constructed from exposed stone with rectangular openings, apart from the lounge’s large arched French window.
The land slopes which means that two bedrooms on the north facade are all on a level with the outside. The 12x6 m swimming pool is on the west side.
How is it possible not to dream or feel the least bit excited about living in a 12th century Knights’ Templar Bastide house, which is almost recent in relation to the Paleo-Christian chapel adjoining it? Here, there is more than gnarled trees and the stone of the welcoming, beneficent Provencal landscape. History has touched this desirable site and has left refined lines, such as those that soothe the spirit and the senses. The multiple buildings are ideal for a large family or for guests. Just looking at them is enough to immediately encourage residents to continue the restoration works already well, in every sense of the word, underway. The best place to live is perhaps precisely here, in this region with all its resources.
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|Land registry surface area||10078 m2|
|Main building surface area||278 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||158 m2|
Fabienne Pillard       +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.