La Cadière-d'Azur

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La Cadière-d'Azur
The town hall of La Cadière-d'Azur
The town hall of La Cadière-d'Azur
Coat of arms of La Cadière-d'Azur
Location of La Cadière-d'Azur
La Cadière-d'Azur is located in France
La Cadière-d'Azur
La Cadière-d'Azur
La Cadière-d'Azur is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
IntercommunalitySud Sainte Baume
 • Mayor (2020–2026) René Jourdan
37.42 km2 (14.45 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83027 /83740
Dialling codes0494
Elevation23–460 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.

La Cadière-d'Azur (French pronunciation: ​[la kadjɛʁ dazyʁ]; Occitan: La Cadiera de Provença) 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.


La Cadière-d'Azur was first recorded in 993. [2] The village was a Seigneurie of the Viscounts of Marseille, and later of the Abbey of St-Victor. 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. [3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,589—    
1975 2,044+3.66%
1982 2,410+2.38%
1990 3,139+3.36%
1999 4,239+3.39%
2007 5,151+2.47%
2012 5,448+1.13%
2017 5,550+0.37%
Source: INSEE[4]

The village[edit]

The village is on a hilltop 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-Jean (built-in January 1561), Porte de la Colle, and the Porte Mazarine, 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. [3]

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


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]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Historique Bienvenue sur le site de la Cadière d'azur
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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