The Departmental Archives of Var (FR: Archives Départementales du Var) is the official archive for Department 83 in France.

France divides the country into numbered administrative regions, called departments. Department 83 is named after the Var River. This site is free to search.

The Departmental Archives of Var has a nice feature where you can search for genealogical record sets by Town/Commune or Name. See individual collections to be sure you’ve found everything the archive has digitized. 

[su_heading size=”18″]Online Digital Collections[/su_heading]

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

  • Church records & Civil records, baptisms, births, weddings, marriages, graves, deaths, divorces, transcripts, tables, publication of weddings, unknown-1914
  • Decadal tables, 10-year summaries of births, marriages, and deaths in alphabetical order, 1802-1922


Residence Records


Daily Life Records

Church & Religion

Government & Legal


  • Digitized Newspapers, search 19th & early 20th-century historical newspapers
    • The Republic of Var
    • The Sentinel of the Midi
    • The Courrier du Var
    • The Petit Var
    • The Progress of the Var
    • The Toulonnais
    • Saint-Raphaël newspaper
    • Saint Raphael review

Names & Surnames

  • A nominative database, search by Last Name, First Name, and/or Town across the vital records, census, and cadastral databases


  • Iconography, more than 15,000 digitized photographs  & postcards



The Departmental Archives of Var is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region of France.[su_heading size=”18″]Departments in the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region[/su_heading]

[su_service title=”Hours of Operation”]Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm[/su_service]


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