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Between land and sea

Ideally situated between land and sea, Cogolin is a village with many faces. Discover our craftsmen and women, immerse yourself in a surprising cultural heritage, and let yourself be enchanted by this opening onto the sea…




To start your journey, visit one of the most famous pipe factories, where works of art in briar, decorated with the silver cockerel, the town’s emblem, are painstakingly engraved by hand. And what about discovering in Cogolin how reeds for saxophones, clarinets, oboes and other wind instruments are made from cane from Provence? And don’t forget the glassworks, the carpet factory, or the local delicacies, but how can you resist… a tart: the famous authentic tropézienne, made in Cogolin to a secret recipe that is a firm favourite with gourmets.


Start your journey with one of the most famous pipe makers that you have the opportunity to visit; these works of art carved out of briar wood are engraved by hand with a silver cockerel, the town’s emblem. And what do we do in Cogolin with cane from Provence? Make reeds for saxophones, clarinets, oboes and other wind instruments. We could also mention the glassware, carpet making and local produce. And how can one resist the famous Tarte Tropézienne, the one and only, a favourite with gourmets, made in Cogolin to a top secret recipe.


Cogolin stands out as a lively place to live throughout the year, skilfully blending cultures and lifestyles, punctuated by events open to a wide public such as the Fête du Coq, dance and comedy shows, the Le Lézard café-théâtre, the Terre-Mer summer festival, the Bravades, the Trail O’Ween and the Monde de Cogolino. There are also a number of concerts at the Maurin des Maures centre, and some very attractive events for the festive season. Cogolin is a village that celebrates the 4 seasons!


After all, Cogolin stretches all the way to the sea. It even boasts one of the largest harbours in the Gulf, with its marina encompassing Port Cogolin and Les Marines and boasting 2,000 moorings, shops, boat hire companies and restaurants on the quayside. And let’s not forget the beach, nestling at the far end of the Gulf, with Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez facing each other, guarding the entrance to the bay: it’s the perfect place to take to the water! Lovers of the deep blue sea meet up for a swim on the Plage des Marines during the summer months. Others may prefer to take an Optimist or catamaran outing from the watersports centre.


Start your walk from the Tourist Office along rue Jean-Jaurès. Place de la République, the town hall and the commemorative monument. Continue along rue du 8-mai-1945 (place de l’abbé Toti) to discover the Renaissance portal of the church, carved in serpentine. The other portal is made of bubbly basalt. After the fountain (serpentine basin), follow the Rue Nationale to explore the old village with its many porches. At number 46, you can admire a magnificent 17th-century mansion and its serpentine porch. At the Portail Bas, turn left under this vaulted lava stone passageway. Continue to Place Bellevue, then rue du19-mars-1962, to discover the second Saint-Roch chapel (19th century). Note that the exhibition hall on the right was the first Saint-Roch church (17th century), later sold as national property and converted into a barn.


Legend has it that the boat carrying the body of the Knight Torpès from Pisa in Italy ran aground in 68 on the shores of what is now Saint-Tropez. With its unfortunate passengers, a cockerel and a dog, it ended up in a swamp surrounded by reeds. The cockerel flew into this field of flax. And the cockerel and the flax became Cogolin, with a cockerel as the village’s emblem. Over the centuries, the village endured the same history as Provence and its counts, and then the Wars of Religion


• Stroll through the alleys behind the town hall. A first parish church built in the 11th century. The current church dedicated to Saint-Étienne and Saint-Sauveur has a 15th century central nave and on the left another one built in several stages during the 16th century.
• Saint-Roch Chapel and the clock tower in front of which the remains of a drawbridge.
• Local crafts play a significant role (makers of reeds, pipes and carpets). Vineyards; the seafront.


• Place Bellevue and its orientation tableau which on clear days offers a panoramic view of the village and Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
• Rue des Moulins, not far from the painters’ studio, evokes the five windmills that existed once in Cogolin.
• On the coast, from the Marines Capitainerie, a breathtaking view of the Gulf and surrounding hills.



Office de tourisme Communautaire du Golfe de Saint-Tropez –  Bureau de Cogolin
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Place de la République
83310 Cogolin
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Copyright : Emmanuel Bertrand / Golfe de Saint-Tropez Tourisme

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Cogolin : Gulf of Saint-Tropez

Church saint-Sauveur saint-Etienne

The castle


The trompe-l'oeil

Plage des Marines de Cogolin

Clock tower