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In this small corner of Provence one would believe oneself almost in the far-West with this rock of ochre color and this vegetation of shrub. It missed nothing any more but the cow-boys with the decoration! The village which is with dimensions rather charming and is worth a small turning.

A little history:

Roquebrune-on-Argens is a thousand-year-old city. It is in XIe century that the commune was founded under the Latin name of Rocca bruna, in reference to the Rock which overhangs the village. In 973, Guillaume Ier, Count de Provence drive out Buckwheats which had invaded the area since more than one century. From there, the village passed all Middle Ages in insulation safe from its walls, avoiding as well the invaders as the epidemics, the such Black Death. In XVe century, prosperity returns and constructions start to extend out of the fortifications, for lack of place. Its opening on the world will be concretized only in 1829, at the time of the construction of the Bridge of Argens which connects Roquebrune to the road of Italy.

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