Departmental Archives of Var (Archives Départementales du Var) (France)

The Var departmental archives keep nearly 20 linear km of documents. The oldest, on parchment, dates from 1136. It is a papal bull promulgated by Pope Innocent II (1130-1143) relating to a right granted to the collegiate church of Pignans on the use of a chapel. The collections of the Departmental Archives of Var are particularly rich in terms of notarial archives and municipal archives. The oldest notary register comes from Cabasse and dates from 1280. 80 municipalities out of 153 have deposited part of their archives, some of which date back to the Middle Ages; the oldest piece, which comes from the Barjols archives, dates from 1214.