Lorgues ( Lòrgas in Of Provence traditional or Lorgue in Of Provence of Standard mistralienne) is a common French, located in the department of the Var and the area Provence-Alp-Coast of Azure. The inhabitants are Lorguais and Lorguaises.
GeographyIn an undulating area where, in the middle of varied cultures, grow the vine and the olive-tree, Lorgues rises with hillside.
City of the center VAr, between the Mediterranean and Gorges of the Verdon, the valleys of Argens and Florièye form the natural borders of the commune located at 210 m of altitude.
Access by the Highway A8 (20 km) or parks it TGV of Arcs (12 km), airports of Hyères with 45 mn, Nice to 1:00 and Marignane to 1:30.
Places and monumentsÉglise It surprises by its width. Built with S., it has a traditional frontage. Inside, to notice the high altar decorated with its angles with heads with angels and young girls and a Virgin due to Pierre Puget.
Dolmens, oppidum ligure
The district templier of Ruou.
The strengthened enclosure and its beffroi.
The collegiate church classified Saint Martin's day, it dates from the 18th siècle.
The many vaults whose Notre-Dame of Ben-Goes listed monument of the 15th century decorated with frescos.
The hermitage Saint-Ironwood of the 16th siècle.
The fountains whose Nuts dating from the 18th century and Do it Covered with the 12th century.
The town hall dating from the 19th siècle.
Law courts dating from the 18th century.
The Pictorial Museum Architectural Rob. Julien installed in the oldest mill with oil of the ville.
Its important and typical weekly market of Tuesday morning.
Its products of the soil: honey, olive oil, truffle, wine (a viticultural co-operative and 12 private fields). Gastronomy and restaurants réputés.
The school residence, including/understanding college and general high school and technological.
BlasonnementMouths, with a lion of gold and a dog of money faced, supporting their legs of front a flower of gold lily; and a bent chief of azure, responsible for three flowers of gold lily Currency: Force and Fidelity. Virtues symbolized by the two animals: the lion and the dog.
Famous charactersMarius Trussy. Casimir Dauphin
- Gregoire, baron Mourre (1762-1832), French high-ranking magistrate under the Revolution, the Empire and the Restoration. See: www.lorgues.info (heading: Patrimoine->biographies).
- Town hall of Lorgues
- Lorgues in postcards
- Memory and Patrimoine of Plane Lorgues
- of Lorgues
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