Le Castellet, Var

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Le Castellet
Lo Castelet (Occitan)
Square in Le Castellet
Square in Le Castellet
Coat of arms of Le Castellet
Location of Le Castellet
Le Castellet is located in France
Le Castellet
Le Castellet
Le Castellet is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Le Castellet
Le Castellet
Coordinates: 43°12′13″N 5°46′38″E / 43.2036°N 5.7772°E / 43.2036; 5.7772Coordinates: 43°12′13″N 5°46′38″E / 43.2036°N 5.7772°E / 43.2036; 5.7772
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonSaint-Cyr-sur-Mer
IntercommunalitySud Sainte Baume
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) René Castell
Area
1
44.77 km2 (17.29 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
3,873
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83035 /83330
Dialling codes0494
Elevation21–503 m (69–1,650 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Castellet (French pronunciation: ​[lə kastəlɛ]; Occitan: Lo Castelet) is a commune in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. It consists of a small feudal village perched on a cliff edge and its surroundings.[2] It is situated north-west of Toulon next to La Cadière-d'Azur and Le Beausset. It is surrounded by vineyards and is part of the Côtes de Provence Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) of Bandol. The Circuit Paul Ricard is also located in the commune.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Le Castellet has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). The average annual temperature in Le Castellet is 13.7 °C (56.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 689.7 mm (27.15 in) with November as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 22.6 °C (72.7 °F), and lowest in January, at around 6.4 °C (43.5 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Le Castellet was 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) on 5 August 2017; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −11.0 °C (12.2 °F) on 7 March 1971.

Climate data for Le Castellet (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1969−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
21.1
(70.0)
24.1
(75.4)
26.9
(80.4)
31.6
(88.9)
35.3
(95.5)
35.6
(96.1)
37.1
(98.8)
32.0
(89.6)
28.2
(82.8)
23.5
(74.3)
21.5
(70.7)
37.1
(98.8)
Average high °C (°F) 10.5
(50.9)
11.0
(51.8)
13.9
(57.0)
16.6
(61.9)
20.9
(69.6)
25.2
(77.4)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
23.2
(73.8)
18.8
(65.8)
13.9
(57.0)
11.0
(51.8)
18.4
(65.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
6.5
(43.7)
9.2
(48.6)
11.8
(53.2)
15.8
(60.4)
19.9
(67.8)
22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
18.4
(65.1)
14.6
(58.3)
10.0
(50.0)
7.2
(45.0)
13.7
(56.7)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
2.0
(35.6)
4.4
(39.9)
7.0
(44.6)
10.8
(51.4)
14.7
(58.5)
17.1
(62.8)
17.1
(62.8)
13.6
(56.5)
10.8
(51.4)
6.1
(43.0)
3.2
(37.8)
9.1
(48.4)
Record low °C (°F) −9.0
(15.8)
−9.5
(14.9)
−11.0
(12.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.0
(41.0)
7.0
(44.6)
7.5
(45.5)
3.0
(37.4)
−2.7
(27.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
−11.0
(12.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 72.8
(2.87)
43.7
(1.72)
47.9
(1.89)
63.8
(2.51)
48.4
(1.91)
31.4
(1.24)
12.1
(0.48)
22.1
(0.87)
80.0
(3.15)
95.1
(3.74)
102.9
(4.05)
69.5
(2.74)
689.7
(27.15)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.0 5.4 4.9 6.2 4.9 3.6 1.4 2.2 4.9 7.0 8.0 5.9 60.3
Source: Météo-France[3]

Cinema[edit]

Le Castellet was the setting for the film The Baker's Wife (French: La femme du boulanger), starring Raimu and directed by Marcel Pagnol.[2]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Le Castellet Le Castellet - Var - Village - Provence Web
  3. ^ "Fiche Climatologique Statistiques 1991-2020 et records" (PDF) (in French). Météo-France. Retrieved September 12, 2022.

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