Tourisme Le-Rouret

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The commune of Le Rouret consists of several hamlets and was officially created in seventeen ninety-three but it existed well before that. Megalithic evidence shows that there was human presence in the Neolithic Age. Le Camp du bois was occupied intermittently from the Iron Age to the end of Roman times with the Romans introducing different kinds of settlements. Archeological digs have revealed the presence of villas in the commune, in locations close to what would later become hamlets! The name Le Rouret appeared for the first time in ten thirty-eight. Rainouard, the local lord, had a castle and parish built on the high ground of Le Bois. Around twelve twenty-nine, the army of the Count of Provence, who was at war with the princes of Antibes, besieged Le Rouret. The army established itself in the north of the territory and built a bastide on the site of today’s castle, around which the population then settled, abandoning the original fortified village. The crises of the fourteenth century, plagues, wars and famines, led to the community’s disappearance. In fourteen hundred, Le Rouret was considered to be uninhabited and proved difficult to repopulate. The last lord, Joseph Louis Geoffroy, who distinguished himself in the American War of Independence, emigrated at the time of the Revolution. The estate then became the commune of Le Rouret. The old hamlets belonging to Bergiers became part of the commune in eighteen thirty, rapidly becoming its social, political and economic centre. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the largely farming population was declining. However, improvements in the water supply system boosted population numbers once again. As you’ve probably worked out by now, Le Rouret is the perfect place for a stroll from one hamlet to another. The walk to the Camp du bois will take you back to the origins of the commune and also give you a lovely view over the Loup valley.

Practical information Le-Rouret

Le Rouret town hall
06650 LE ROURET
Tel. +33 (0)4 93 77 20 02
Fax. + 33 (0)4 93 77 31 63
Website: www.mairie-lerouret.fr
Email: contact@mairie-lerouret.fr