In 1891 the painter Henri-Edmond
Cross on the invitation
of his friend Théo
Van Rysselberghe, discovered
Saint Clair and decided to have a house built there, while in 1894 painted the Lavandou beach, seen from l'Anglade.
20th September 1903, The place (Ernest Reyer Square) was inaugurated in the presence
of the famous composer himself. On the same day, the construction
of a school complex was celebrated. The highpoint was the reading
of a text by the Var poet Jean
a stay in Le Lavandou in 1940, Maurice
Utrillo painted a view of the fishermen village.
In the 30s a celebrity called Jeanne
Souplex partner in the radio show "on the bench", fell
in love with The Lavandou and got married there in 1946. She opened
a restaurant called " Jeanne et Nico ". It's thanks to her than Mistinguett came to the region.
1957-58, Jacques Brel,
who was then a young, unknown singer, used to dine in Le Lavandou.
Another painter Nicolas de Staël also fell in love with the resort, and completed
a series of about forty paintings inspired by the beaches of Le
the same period, famous people like Maurice
Barrès and Joseph
Kessel came to stay at the Moriaz Hotel in Cavalière.
The latter was to write two novels there, and Mr. Roger Engelfred,
an original thinker, created the famous false Temple of Hercules
built on the slopes overlooking the district of Cavalière
Today, as in the past, Lavandou is home to the famous in the worlds of fashion and music and to artists, poets and sculptors of whom we respect the privacy and who you might come across quite by chance in the streets and on the beaches of the resort. Each year, Lavandou chooses its Miss who becomes the Miss Corso. Some reach the famous beauty competitions of France (with the title of Dauphine of Miss France). But here, in the Lavandou, you are the celebrity and we will always be very happy of your visit! Saint Clair beach on "" pedestrian path that will make you relive the period with impressionist , Seurat, Theo Van Rysselberghe. But on the Var french Riviera, fame is you first because we always appreciate your coming and your presence among us. Here you will find the friendliness and warmth of the Mediterranean Provence, a taste for good living.