History says that the small boat carrying the martyred body of St Tropez from Italy, landed on the shores of our bay.
Art and crafts
Colorful markets, festivals and countless other activites combine to give Cogolin all the sundrenched charm of the traditional provencal village.
Arts and crafts are given their true value in cogolin.. The carpet-weaving workshops, founded in 1924 and using traditional techniques, are now famous for the high quality of their hand-made products.
The briar-pipe workshops include one of the oldest is the world whose reputation has grown with time.
Production of bamboo furniture, cork-work, pottery and pewterware as well as a musical instrument reed industry that exports throughout the world all make Cogolin the craft capital of the Var department.