Charols has a stategic position. When leaving the plain to the east, one has to cross the Roubion here. The village no doubt grew close to this bridge, settling first on a raised mound to the south, then around the priory of St John the Baptist, built in about the 8th century.
Seen from the high part of the village, the old centre ressembles a theatrical decor; the stage is the Champs de Mars, where the psychological dramas of "pétanque" are acted out regularly.
Leave the village centre and follow the shaded path alongside the Roubion on a ramble adapted to all the family.

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