Seven mornings a week, you’ll find a market in either Cotignac or one of the neighbouring towns. A visit to a market is a chance to familiarise yourself with the best locally grown/cooked/crafted produce at fantastic prices. Sample delicious cheeses, meats and sweet treats as you chat to friendly vendors.
- Aups – Wednesday and Saturday
- Brignoles – Wednesday
- Cotignac – Tuesday
- Draguignan – Wednesday and Saturday
- Entrecasteaux – Friday
- Flayosc – Monday
- Frejus – Wednesday and Saturday
- Grimaud – Thursday
- Le Luc – Friday
- Le Muy – Sunday ( very good – don’t miss)
- Lorgues – Tuesday
- St Tropez – Tuesday and Saturday
Where to Visit
St Tropez – 45km to the south
Lac de Ste Croix – 40 mins to the north near the dramatic Grand Canyon du Verdon, an important pre-history site inspiring the spectacular Pre-History Museum, designed by Norman Foster.
Entrecasteaux – a beautiful medieval village about 9km along scenic roads from Cotignac. Visit the partially restored 11th century chateau and marvel at five centuries of Roman occupation evident at every turn.
More lovely villages worth a visit include:
Cannes, 95 km
Ferries run to the beautiful island of Porquerolles from Toulon and Marseille.
The South of France has some of Europe’s most beautiful and well-maintained golf courses. Green fees are reasonable for such sought-after areas and no membership is required, but it is advised to book tee-off times in advance.
Off peak season provides an abundance of fun activities to fill the days. Day skiing trips are a great way to explore the region’s diverse natural beauty. There are many little-known gems within a few hours’ drive, such as Isola 2000, Espace Lumiere, Chabanon Selonnet and Pra Loup.
For more tourist info, check out the local Office de Tourisme.