La Garde, Var

La Garde, Var

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La Garde, Var

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Description:
La Garde (Provencal: La Garda) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is located in the metropolitan Communauté d'agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is east of the city of Toulon.

History

The name derives from the town's ancient origins, meaning "The Guard". It is mentioned in 1056, when its castles was a fief of the Bishops of Toulon; they kept it until the 13th century, when it was handed over to the Castellanes, then the lords of Glandevès and the Thomas. Today only a tower and the chapel remain of the castle.

La Garde was repeatedly invaded during the French Wars of Religion. In 1707 it was sacked by Savoyard troops.

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Twin towns - Sister cities

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