In the heart of the Var, Le Luc is a small village that harmoniously blends the past with a current, thriving economy. In the 20th century, Le Luc was a reputed spa town, and in earlier history it was a haven for Protestants in a predominantly Catholic country.
The center of town is dominated by the Hexagonal Tower in the Place Pasteur. A walkabout will reveal beautiful fountains, important remains of Roman villas, and Notre Dame de Nazareth, a church of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Around the village you will discovery wineries, farms and rolling hills. Les Vignerons du Luc is of note, on Rue de L'Ormeau, a couple of steps away from the Hexagonal Tower (http://www.lesvigneronsduluc.com). Domaine de L'Amaurigue is another good winery, also hosting events and weddings in a beautiful setting, on Route de Cabasse (http://www.amaurique.com)
Visit the Thoronet Abbey, about 20 minutes north of Le Luc, a Cistercian abbey built in the 12th century and now restored as a museum. The beautiful cloister in the center of the monastery and the lavabo fountain where monks washed prior to attending services depict what life was like in the monastery. Phone 4-9460-4390. http://www.thoronet-monuments-nationaux.fr.
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