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Gassin

Gassin
A view within the village of Gassin
A view within the village of Gassin
Coat of arms of Gassin
Coat of arms
Gassin is located in France
Gassin
Gassin
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Saint-Tropez
Government
 • Mayor Y. Zerbone
Area1 24.74 km2 (9.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,912
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83065 / 83580
Elevation 0–324 m (0–1,063 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gassin is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is located very near to the holiday destination of Saint-Tropez. Perched high up on a rock, it is less than 4 km (2.5 mi) from the sea. Many Tropezian tourists attracted by a more affordable life prefer to stay in Gassin and enjoy the same kind of "Cote d'Azur" life.

It lies 2 kilometres from route D559 which links Hyères (41 km) and Sainte-Maxime (12 km).

Historic sites

Gassin coat of arms
  • The ramparts (protecting walls that surround the city)
  • The rectory
  • The chapel Notre Dame de la Compassion

Personalities

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