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Preserved heritage.

Previously a little fishermen’s hamlet, Le Lavandou became independent from the commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas in 1913. It then became the leading fishing port in the Var with 150 “pescadous” of Genoese and Catalan origin.

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Villa Théo

The Villa Theo, house of neo-impressionnist painter Théo Van Rysselberghe, which truly forms part of cultural and historical heritage of Le Lavandou dates back to 1910.

Les Restanques de Saint-Clair

The dry stone walls called terraces or "restanques" in Provence are an integral part of Le Lavandou's history. At the end of the 19th century, Piedmontese workers built the Saint-Clair "restanques" for growing flowers and early fruit and vegetables.

Saint Louis Church

Built in 1855 and damaged during world war two, the Saint Louis Church has been transformed throughout the years. The bell tower has been replaced thanks to Father Hélin, local member of the French resistance. The choir has been renovated with handmade fresco painted by the artist Jean-Baptiste Garrigou in 2009.

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