Rians is a typical Provençal village with its narrow streets and fountains, built as a spiral around the castle of which only one tower remains as a base to the current clock tower. The village of Rians has always been a strategic point to watch over the important transit point between the Alps and the coastline. The village is overlooked by its nineteenth century church, Notre Dame de Nazareth.
Rians is situated by the Verdon and offers multiple opportunities to discover Haut Var and its surrounding counties.

Culture and territory

  • Aix-en-Provence and its Opera & Music Festival, Luberon with its villages and various festivals such as the classical music of Lourmarin, the International piano festival at La Roque d’Anthéron, Avignon festival or the Chorégies of Orange.
  • Picasso and Cézanne footsteps at Vauvenargues and La Sainte Victoire mountain.
  • Fabulous monuments which are a real tribute to the ancient and medieval world of Provence.
  • Some of the best vineyards you can visit.

Sports and nature

Luberon, Sainte Victoire and Sainte Baume mountains, the Verdon Gorges, Sainte Croix and Esparron lakes and Valensole are some of the best places for sport and nature activities such as hiking with or without donkeys, horse riding or mountain biking, water sports for all levels from a pedal boat to canyoning, and let’s not forget golf and motor racing on Le Sambuc circuit.