For your South France holidays, discover this Provençal village in the Var valley, located between the mountains and the heart of the French Riviera.
A Provençal village
For your South France holidays
Located in the Var valley, between the mountains and the sea, Carros is now a living testimony of more than 2000 years of history throughout a large amount of outstanding historical sites.
Dominating the skyline of Carros, the château of « Castrum Carossi » has been the seat of the Blacas family since the 17th century.
Thanks to records dating from the 17th century the recent history of the château is relatively clear. For example, we know of the ransacking by the Duke of Savoy in 1704 and its liberation by Louis IV later that year.
On the right bank of the Var river, Carros has always belonged to the ancient kingdom of Provence unlike other nearby villages . Carros has never been integrated to the County of Nice.
A little bit of history
In 1860, Carros became part of the newly created department of Alpes-Maritimes. Throughout the rest of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th it became home to many immigrants due to a new agricultural system being developed in Italy.
In 1968 a new industrial zone was created on the right bank of the river Var. As a result, a whole new way of life is born during the 1970s.
From then on, the population of Carros grew to over 10 000 inhabitants, concentrated in three different areas :
- The historic center, built around the château,
- Carros les Plans, the old agricultural area, which has become rezidential,
- The town of Carros.
Beautiful historic monuments and many oratories used to mark the tracks and paths of the commune. These are strategically placed on crossroads to help guide travellers.
Surrounding walking trails close to carros can be used to discover the local flora and fauna.
Carros’s office de tourisme (tourism office)
Phone : + 33 04 93 08 72 59
Tuesday 10:00–12:30, 14:00–18:00
Sunday and Monday: Fermé
Villa Barbary, 2 Carriero Fernand Barbary, 06510 Carros
Possibility to get from carros to Nice by bus with « Lignes d’Azur » : tarifs, dates and times.
Trip : 37 min (24,7 km) through Bd du Mercantour/Route de Grenoble/M6202 et A8
Carros’s post code : 06510