Le Castellet

A Village Beyond the Race Track

by Bert Schwarz

The village of Le Castellet sits on the top of one of the many steep hills where wine is cultivated.

Le Castellet

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2011

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Here's everything about the beautiful stuff that make life more beautiful. That's how we remembered our last visit, a few years ago. A small village that, on the top of a small mountain, watches over the valleys with its vineyards, artists who have their studios in the medieval houses and a relaxed atmosphere that quickly infected the visitor.

Le Castellet © Bert Schwarz

For a visit, leave your car in the nearby car park and explore the town with its medieval walls and buildings from the same period. The narrow streets provide shade and are refreshingly cool when the sun shines from the blue sky. The tranquillity and serenity of the people who live here is a stark contrast to the racing programme of the nearby world famous Paul Ricard Formula 1 circuit.