The typical Provencal village of La Cadière-d'Azur has kept its medieval architecture intact through the centuries. It is worth visiting on foot, entering the village from the east through the Mazarine gate (opened in 1657 with the permission of Mazarin). Along its narrow streets and flowery squares full of history, you will discover, next to the town hall, the Saint-Jean gate, dating from the 16th century, and its heavy iron-studded wooden doors, the Sainte-Magdeleine chapel, made of visible stones, built on the ruins of the feudal castle, which became a private residence, the Porte de la Colle to the west, before reaching the Place des Pénitents-Blancs on the rocky outcrop, to discover the stone and ceramic orientation table (created by Anne-Marie Surlier, a village potter), the Paluns plain, its vineyards and the panorama of the Sainte-Baume mountain.
The church of Saint-André is also worth a visit. Rebuilt in 1508 on the ruins of a 12th century church, in flamboyant style, it houses the oldest dated church bell in the Var (1458). Its pentagonal apse is lit by stained glass windows from the 16th and 17th centuries. Integrated into the ramparts, it is a real architectural curiosity.
Today, the wine industry is predominant in La Cadière-d'Azur; a visit to its estates is almost obligatory to understand its importance. The craft industry also plays a major role in the village, with its many craftsmen and their workshops. The weekly market puts them in the spotlight every Thursday morning, Place Jean-Jaurès.

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