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La Garde-Freinet (Provençal: La Gàrdia Frainet) is a commune in the Var department in the Côte d'Azur area in southeastern France.

La Garde-Freinet
La Garde-Freinet, seen from the fort
La Garde-Freinet, seen from the fort
Coat of arms of La Garde-Freinet
Coat of arms
Location of La Garde-Freinet
La Garde-Freinet is located in France
La Garde-Freinet
La Garde-Freinet
La Garde-Freinet is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Garde-Freinet
La Garde-Freinet
Coordinates: 43°19′03″N 6°28′12″E / 43.3175°N 6.47°E / 43.3175; 6.47Coordinates: 43°19′03″N 6°28′12″E / 43.3175°N 6.47°E / 43.3175; 6.47
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementDraguignan
CantonLe Luc
Government
 • Mayor (2009–2020) Jean-Jacques Courchet
Area
1
76.64 km2 (29.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,916
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83063 /83680
Elevation60–674 m (197–2,211 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

LocationEdit

La Garde-Freinet is a medieval French mountain village, located in the Massif des Maures, 15 km northwest of Saint-Tropez. It is accessible via picturesque winding roads that run through forests of cork, oaks, and chestnuts.

HistoryEdit

The village was the site of Fraxinet, a Moorish settlement of the ninth to tenth centuries.

SightsEdit

Established in the 11th century, the village has preserved its character with its field stone houses, old fashioned street names, and a village square framed with restaurants and local art galleries. From atop old Fort Freinet one can see the plains of Saint-Clément and the Argens valley, all the way to the Alps.

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External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.