The history of Puget sur Argens
The city takes its name from the eminence on which the ancient village was built (from the Latin podium, mound). Villa pogito was mentioned in 990. The occupation in the Iron Age and Roman times is documented but no remains are visible today, except for the milestone used as a holy water font in the 17th century church. The gate and the clock tower (1776) facing the church square, locate the old ramparts. To the southwest, the Béal, an abandoned canal dug in the 16th century by Craponne to bring the water from the Argens to the old port of Fréjus, is visible near the disused tile factory. Many remains can be found in all neighbourhoods.
The heritage of Puget sur Argens
With several lodgings for pilgrims, it happens to be a real host city on the road to Compostela.
Some areas of interest are marked by a gold-coloured plaque in order to present the city's heritage to pilgrims.
You can find the yellow shell on a blue background all along the way in the town.
Puget sur Argens & nature
In the heart of nature and at the gateway to the Mediterranean, Puget sur Argens invites you to relax but also to enjoy sporting activities. Every year, the city welcomes le trail des Mange-Lamberts. A race that will take you to unknown parts of the Esterel massif. This event is really convivial.
Puget sur Argens also offers many hikes for young and old alike. We recommend you to la randonnée des 3 Lacs which will make you discover 3 small lakes in the north of the town in the forest of the Colle du Rouet.
Vineyards and castlesYou can find many vineyards around Puget sur Argens such as the Domaine de Cabran, Le Bercail, Château de Vaucouleurs, Domaine Audemar, Domaine de Réal Saint-Jean. An ideal destination for all wine lovers!Discover
Activities to do in Puget sur Argens
Puget sur Argens offers a variety of activities: paintball, for children and adults, escapes games for groups and even a water park.
Find our selection of the best activities around Puget-sur-Argens.
Are you ready to take up 750m² of challenge? Cross the 10 obstacles above the water one after the other to reach the final podium like a ninja! We are waiting for you in Puget-sur-Argens!Discover
Waterworld Water Park
Let yourself be tempted by a moment of pure madness on trampolines, slides, trapezes, climbing walls, giant catapult... and all this on a lake!Discover
Puget plage (kayak, paddle...)
Discover the lower valley of the Argens in your canoe for a calm and green walk towards a dam bathed in clear water.Discover
The festival du mas des Escaravatiers
It is really difficult to explain this festival because this event is unique! You can find it great artists including Charlie Wintson singing in front of a Provençal house surrounded by vineyards. On Sundays, a swimming pool is open to the public, but what is most surprising is the atmosphere: this festival is a real moment of sharing and meeting.