At an altitude of 200 metres, Gassin belongs to the exclusive “Plus Beaux Villages de France” club. A bell tower, town hall, post office and picturesque shops create the postcard image of a charming Provencal village. From the orientation table you have the view over the azure blue sea and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. It contrasts with shades of green in the vineyards, forest and Massif des Maures hills. The Gassin comune reach the Gulf and neighbor Saint-Tropez on one side and the Ramatuelle and Croix Valmer on the other side.
The first known mention of Gassin dates back to 1190. The name, written Garcin or Gassin, is that of a person. In the early 14th century, there were around a thousand people living in his seigniory. His land covered a bigger area than it does today, but reduced in 1929 by the detachment of Cavalaire-sur-Mer and again in 1934 by that of La Croix Valmer. The village was once enclosed by ramparts “barri in Provencal”.