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A view within the village of Gassin
A view within the village of Gassin
Coat of arms of Gassin
Coat of arms
Gassin is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Gassin is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 6°35′09″E / 43.2297°N 6.5858°E / 43.2297; 6.5858Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 6°35′09″E / 43.2297°N 6.5858°E / 43.2297; 6.5858
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Sainte-Maxime
 • Mayor Anne-Marie Waniart
Area1 24.74 km2 (9.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,912
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83065 /83580
Elevation 0–324 m (0–1,063 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.

Gassin is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is located very near to the holiday destination of Saint-Tropez. Perched high up on a rock, it is less than 4 km (2.5 mi) from the sea. Many Tropezian tourists attracted by a more affordable life prefer to stay in Gassin and enjoy the same kind of "Cote d'Azur" life.

It lies 2 kilometres from route D559 which links Hyères (41 km) and Sainte-Maxime (12 km).

Historic sites[edit]

  • The ramparts (protecting walls that surround the city)
  • The rectory
  • The chapel Notre Dame de la Compassion
  • L'Androuno, one of the world's narrowest streets



  • Walks
  • Varied water sports
  • An 18 hole golf course
  • A polo field and polo club
  • The oldest art gallery in the area, Galerie deï Barri

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