Chautard river with an ancient watermill, in Tourrettes
|Intercommunality||Pays de Fayence|
|• Mayor (2008–)||Camille Bouge|
|Area1||33.99 km2 (13.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||83138 /83440|
155–592 m (509–1,942 ft) |
(avg. 334 m or 1,096 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.
Tourrettes is one of a series of "perched villages" overlooking the plain between the southern Alps and the Esterel massif, which borders the sea between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël. Tourrettes is a charming old Provençal village popular with tourists. The village is located on the road to Mons, which later on joins the Route Napoléon (linking Nice to Grenoble through the Alps).
In the recent years a high-standing golf resort has settled in Tourrettes : the Domaine de Terre Blanche attracting a foreign clientele.
The aerodrome of Fayence-Tourrettes was one of the most active in Europe.
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