Welcome to Bargemon
Sitting pretty on a monumental rock in a sea of olive fields, the medieval village of Bargemon is quiet and well preserved, offering excellent views across the valley to the neighbouring town of Claviers. Testament to the hill-town's former prominence are in its twisting streets, powerful ramparts, imposing churches (of which 15th-century St-Etienne and 17th-century Notre Dame de Montaigu are the most significant), beautifully maintained 14th-century Château Reclos and late-16th-century artillery Tour du Clos. But it's really the relaxed, well-preserved town itself, interspersed with quiet, fountained squares, rather than any stand-out attraction, that's worth exploring. Market day is Thursday.