Ollioules

armoiries Ollioules
Mayor

Monsieur Robert BENEVENTI

Number of inhabitants 13 163
Department Var
Town Hall Avenue du Général de Gaulle
BP 108
83191
OLLIOULES Cedex
Tél. : 04 94 30 41 41
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Welcome to Ollioules

City of flowers and olive trees, Ollioules has always liked  conjugating tradition and modernity by valuing  its patrimonial wealth  and its  artistic and artisans skills.

For more than 20 years the city has launched to install creativity skills and craftmenship in the heart of the old town. Today, more than 30 artprofessions live  from their creation in hired galleries decorated by the town.

All have in common this love of the art allowed Ollioules to obtain the label “Ville et Métiers d’art” from 1999.

Workshops are opened all year round, and they welcome visitors in the heart of the city, by walking around. The artists and the craftmen of Ollioules are members of the association “ Echos d’art”.

A journey of heritage was in fact realized to allow visitors to stroll between alleys and porticoes, fontains and arches, while admiring the wealth of the local heritage ( holdings). The city  welcomes every other year a big exhibition on the jewels ( flagships) of the national small business sector(  craft) and so hard the pleasure to present  to the public the glass factory of Biot, the tapestries of  Aubusson as well as Baccarat and its pole jewels.

Oppidum ligure of the Curtain, the vestiges of the feudal  castle, the church Saint Laurent, the chapel of the Oratory, the house of the heritage, sites registers on the inventory of historic monuments and among the entrance and the staircase decorated of gypseries are classified, the chapel of Faveyrolles, the  narrow alleys with their renewed and floodlit porticoes (gantries), the welcoming places and the freshness of fountains without forgetting ramparts, but also coastral river Reppe with crosses the city, the canal of arrosants, the mill of Palisson, so many testimonies of a rich and alive heritage.

This respect for the natural heritage allied to the efforts makes for the fleurissement of traffic circles and city entrances allowed the city to obtain 3 flowers in the national decorated with flowers and the regional price of development of the olive tree, the tree wich gave to the municipality the roots of its name.

Also a remarkable site the National Centre  of Creation  and Cultural Diffusions Chateauvallon, On 8 hectares of ground  wich the city gives gracefully to this prestigious place, henceforth symbol of the  cultural life of the urban area  Toulon Provence Mediterrannean.

 So many places which invite you to walk and certainly honour us, by returning  to Ollioules.


Robert BENEVENTI
Maire d'Ollioules