La Cadière-d'Azur

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La Cadière-d'Azur
La Cadière-d'Azur is located in France
La Cadière-d'Azur
La Cadière-d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 5°45′23″E / 43.1967°N 5.7564°E / 43.1967; 5.7564Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 5°45′23″E / 43.1967°N 5.7564°E / 43.1967; 5.7564
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton Le Beausset
Intercommunality Sud Sainte Baume
Government
 • Mayor René Jourdan
Area1 37.42 km2 (14.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,124
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83027 / 83740
Dialling codes 0494
Elevation 23–460 m (75–1,509 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Cadière-d'Azur (Occitan: La Cadiera) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is situated north-west of Toulon next to Le Castellet and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.

History[edit]

La Cadière-d'Azur was first recorded in 993.[1] The village was a Seigneurie of the Viscounts of Marseille, and later of the Abbey of St-Victo. There has also been evidence of Roman dwelling in the village with quite a few Gallo-Roman vestiges being discovered in the region, including several Roman fountains.[2]

The village[edit]

The village is on a hill top that overlooks a lot of the Bandol vineyards.

The back of St-Andre Church built onto the cliff face
Old bakery

The village still has 3 remaining medieval Gate Doors, which are the porte St-Jehan (built in January 1561), porte de la Colle and the porte Mazrin, in the ancient medieval walls. Two other older medieval buildings of the village are the Tour de l'Horloge with a 16th-century campanile and the 16th century St-André church which features a tall hexagonal clock tower.[2]

The village also has its own museum of the local area, a post office, cemetery and several shops and cafes.

Wine[edit]

La Cadière-d'Azur is surrounded by vineyards and is part of the Côtes de Provence Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Bandol.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historique Bienvenue sur le site de la Cadière d'azur
  2. ^ a b La Cadière-d'Azur Towns and Villages - by Provence Beyond La Cadiere-d'Azur visit, photos, travel info and hotels, by Provence Beyond

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