Culture & Heritage

There's so much to see, hear and do from the worlds of today and yesterday!

Vars is a destination brimming with history and folk traditions.

Here, every aspect of culture is savoured, shared and admired.

The meeting of Alpine and Mediterranean cultures gives Vars an individual character, an art of living with a touch of the South.

Its quality of life and attractive image have as much to do with the contrast-filled beauty of its landscapes as they do with the richness of its heritage.


Follow the guide


The ancient dwellings

When walking through the hamlets, open your eyes wide and see the past right in front of you: Houses, oven, wash house, fountains or a Passion cross


Religious heritage

Temple, church or ecumenical centre, discover all the buildings and objects that bear witness to the history of Vars


Around the organ

Discover, a pipe organ with 15 stops, with a unique sound that can accompany ceremonies and concerts.


Library, cinema...


Crousetons pasta

Crousetons pasta

Traditional fresh pasta recipe
1- Add the Vars spaghetti to boiling water and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.
2- Drain and place in a gratin dish, alternating layers of pasta with layers of grated tomme or Bleu du Queyras cheese - don't skimp on the cheese!
3- In a frying pan, melt and brown a small lump of butter.
4- Pour over the dish.
5- Dinner's ready! Consume immediately, accompanied by a dry white or Valserres rosé.

This very commonplace dish was once eaten almost daily and was often the only dish of the meal.



Vars has thus learned to show off its cultural and historical heritage and to preserve its identity.
Its villages and hamlets are the visible proof of this.
Its values and oral culture make it a place that is much loved by all.