Bargemon, an ancient village in the upper Var region of Provence, dates back to the early 9th century and has long been popular with poets, artists and scientists. A pretty medieval village, Bargemon was once protected by 12-meter high walls, and some of these ramparts still remain today. There’s even access to a 1585 prison, The Port de la Prison through a deep passage in these ancient walls. Stroll through the old village and you’ll come across a number of fountains, for which this lovely little village is known. One with a tall pillar on Place Philippe Chauvier was built in the sixteenth century. Close to the lakes of Sainte Croix and Saint Cassien, you’ll find beaches and watersports to keep the whole family entertained.