Tourtour

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Tourtour
The Romanesque St Denis Church in Tourtour.
The Romanesque St Denis Church in Tourtour.
Tourtour is located in France
Tourtour
Tourtour
Coordinates: 43°35′25″N 6°18′11″E / 43.5903°N 6.3031°E / 43.5903; 6.3031Coordinates: 43°35′25″N 6°18′11″E / 43.5903°N 6.3031°E / 43.5903; 6.3031
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Salernes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Jugy
Area
 • Land1 28.69 km2 (11.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 536
 • Population2 density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83139 / 83690
Elevation 375–904 m (1,230–2,966 ft)
(avg. 635 m or 2,083 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.

Tourtour is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.

Geography[edit]

Called "the village in the sky of Provence" (le village dans le ciel de Provence), Tourtour overlooks a large part of Provence from the town of Fréjus along the Mediterranean coast in the east to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a favorite subject of the painter Paul Cézanne, in the west.

In popular culture[edit]

The Bastide de Tourtour, a local hotel, was prominently featured in the film Day of the Jackal and the 2010 ITV series "Monte Carlo or bust".

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