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The Romanesque St Denis Church in Tourtour
The Romanesque St Denis Church in Tourtour
Coat of arms of Tourtour
Coat of arms
Tourtour is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Jugy
Area1 28.69 km2 (11.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 536
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.


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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