Collobrieres – Var
In the heart of the Maures Forest which it is the capital of Collobrières, famous for its chestnuts and cork oaks. The village of Collobrières is considered the “capital of the chestnut.” A factory of candied chestnuts has been established there for several decades. The Chestnut Festival is celebrated on the last three Sundays of October of each year and offers its visitors craft markets, and walking races and events of all kinds. Collobrières was founded in the XII th century and has a stone bridge from that time (the Old Bridge) and a church currently undergoing renovation (the Saint-Pons Church). This quiet and peaceful village is away from the bustle of the coast group houses with a Gothic church from the XIX century. The river Real Collobrier, goes through the village, which is overhung by old picturesque houses, and is spanned by an old bridge. The Town Hall Square is charming and shaded with a beautiful old fountain. Collobrières is an ideal starting point for walks in the Massif des Maures, a dozen roads, trails and paths extend around the village and go deep in the forests of La Londe Les Maures, Pierrefeu, Pignans and Mayons. Visit: The old mediaeval village. The ruins of the church of the XII St Pons. La Chartreuse de la Verne (12km) and menhirs of Lambert.