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This beautiful ancient Provence town with its photogenic squares and its 80 metre cliff that forms the villages back wall, is the perfect backdrop to many of the pictures in this sector.
Following the 7 kilometer winding road through vineyards, olive groves and occasional houses you come to Entrecasteaux, a sleepy village dominated by its Chateau.
Seasons in Var
Visiting this Haut Var region of Provence at various times throughout the year gives the opportunity to see the many Var colours; the glory of May poppies, the hot summer vine landscapes with June lavender and sunflowers, through to the amazing bronzes, oranges and reds of autumn.
Thoronet to Vallon Sourn
South and east of Cotignac lies Thoronet Abbey - this beautiful, peaceful Cistercian Abbey lies in vast woods. Following the Argens valley, we come to Carces and then through to Correns and the high dramatic cliffs of Vallon Sourn.
Lorgues and East of Cotignac
Travelling again through Entrecasteaux we come to Lorgues a town surrounded by seven chapels then through ever rising hillsides, to Chateaudouble hanging onto the side of a gorge and then to the hillside town of Flayosc.
Verdon to Villecroze
At the northern edge of Haut Var is is the Gorge de Verdun with the hillside town of Aiguines giving magnificent views of Lac St Croix. South through the wooded hills of oak and pine lies the old Roman town of Aups, now a big market town. Tourtour, the town in the sky towers over the Haut Var countryside with extensive views. 300 metres below on a very winding road is Villecroze, itself a high village tucked under a cliff with grottos.
A selection of drawings and sketches that capture the essence of the region.
A wander through the Provence countryside with Chris Stotesbury. The book is illustrated by paintings and drawings by Bill Stotesbury, the author's husband. The book's narrative takes you on journeys from Lake St Croix in the north, across to Chateaudouble on the east and then west to Correns and Cotignac.