It is the oldest association of the commune. It was founded in 1885 and later became, in 1901, a philantropic association.
The Birth of the 3rd Republic caused a proliferation of associations from the late nineteenth century. Many of them were “circles” that brought together men (as women and foreigners were not admitted) belonging to the same social strain or even current thoughts. We gathered there to read, chat and have fun while eating at a better price than in other cafes. Almost every town had its own, some had even more, since we had more than 300 in the Var at the beginning of the century. Initially, two rival circles created in Ramatuelle, the circle of “Bourgeois” and the circle of “Workers” or “Republicans”, but soon the wisdom of Ramatuellois overcame their differences and decided to merge the two associations. The neutrality as marked by naming the new circle of a geographical name “Circle du Littoral.” For a long time the circle had its headquarters in the rue Clemenceau. The men of the village, regardless of their social or political, would gather there in the evening to read “the Illustration” or play dominoes. Each board member was in turn responsible for the maintenance of local and served drinks.
It was then that Mrs. Roumieu assured this service for 40 years, from 1911 to 1951 and whose husband was the last “check” the diligence which provided the passenger and postal bags Ramatuelle in St Tropez. Second Sunday in December, it never departs from the banquet called the “Saint turkey.” This kind tradition comes from a local legend. In time, a plague of locusts threatening to destroy the crops. Insecticides are not yet known, we had the idea to build the greed of turkeys who are fond of this type of insects. This idea was not only happy because the crops were saved, but these chickens were left fat and plump wish. was therefore decided to celebrate this event by organizing a feast on the menu which turkeys were to occupy the place of honor. However, the wives refused to kill and pluck the birds.
Men therefore had to perform this task, but they retaliated by refusing to admit women to their table … and since that time, only men are allowed to traditional lunch of St. Turkey. However, the evening meal together brides and grooms and their reconciliation materializes. Who could not adapt to the demands of our time, most circles are gone. So ours is one of the very few survivors. Its longevity is due, no doubt, to the dedication and tenacity of many of its members who have demonstrated flexibility and innovation.