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On the seaside (D 559) between Marseille (50 km) and Toulon (20 km).

Discover the superb town of Bandol in the Var department

Plage de Bandol

Bandol is an authentic seaside resort and one of the oldest: its first tourists were Thomas Mann, Aldous Huxley, Marcel Pagnol, Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel... They made Bandol a fashionable holiday resort before the days of Brigitte Bardot and Saint Tropez.

Palmiers à Bandol devant une plage

Numerous sandy beaches - Plage du Grand Vallat, Plage du Casino, Plage Centrale, Plage de Rènecros - alternate with pebble beaches - Plage du Barry, Plage du Capelan, Plage Eden Roc. Along the Corniche path, you'll discover some beautiful creeks and small natural coves.

Port de Bandol

Bandol's marina is home to more than 1,500 boats of all tonnages: yachts, tall ships, tuna boats, trawlers, etc. The clarity of its waters and the richness of its seabed are renowned among scuba diving enthusiasts. So pack your suitcases, take note of all the great things to see and do, and head off on holiday or for a weekend in the pretty town of Bandol!

Une des plages de Bandol

All water sports and sailing activities are possible in Bandol: sailing, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle, etc. Nestling among hills of pine, willow and snow trees, with views over the Mediterranean, the 18-hole and 9-hole Frégate golf course offers beginners and experts alike the chance to play on one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, designed by the famous architect Ronald Fream.

Vignoble à visiter à Bandol

Its famous south-facing vineyards were awarded the first AOC label in 1941. Today, almost fifty winegrowing estates work the vines and the famous Mourvèdre grape, which gives Bandol wine its unique character and is found on the finest gourmet tables:

- The red wines are powerful and velvety,
- Rosé wines are fruity and full-bodied,
- White wines are fine and full-bodied.
Bandol wines are undoubtedly the most famous in Provence, and Bandol rosés are among the best in France.

What to see

Bandol vineyards and its wine estates.

Domaine de La Begude au Castellet Domaine de la Begude is one of the best winery on the Bandol appellation. Certified organic, this house is located 400 meters above the sea level and its 17ha vineyard is set in the middle of a 500ha natural area. Frequently rewarded in the main wine guides (Hachette, Bettane & Desseauve, Revue des Vins de France), this property has its very own charm with its Provencal Bastide house and its 7th century chapel where the wines are ageing. See the winery’s visits

Domaine Lou Capelan à BandolNear from the Castellet villages and the Cadiere d’Azur, Domaine Lou Capelan eis a small familial property producing wines with an excellent quality/price ratio. Despite its young history (it was created in 1992), the winery has now a vineyard of more than 40ha and produces red, white and rosé wines of the Bandol, IGP Mont Caume and Var appellations. See the winery’s visits

Leisure activities

Sailing school, water skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing.
Paragliding, ULM.
Mountain biking, Cycle Tourism.
Tennis, Horseback riding.
Golf course of Frégate.
Thalasso, casino, summer entertainment.


Holiday rentals.



On the seaside : Sanary (4 km), Saint Cyr sur Mer (8 km).
On the land : Le Castellet (10 km), La Cadière d'Azur (10 km) and Le Beausset (9 km).

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