Tourrettes, Var

For other uses, see Tourette (disambiguation).

Chautard river with an ancient watermill, in Tourrettes

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Coordinates: 43°37′27″N 6°42′11″E / 43.6242°N 6.7031°E / 43.6242; 6.7031Coordinates: 43°37′27″N 6°42′11″E / 43.6242°N 6.7031°E / 43.6242; 6.7031
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Fayence
Intercommunality Pays de Fayence
  Mayor (2008) Camille Bouge
Area1 33.99 km2 (13.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,597
  Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83138 / 83440
Elevation 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 a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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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