Bandol is a true seaside resort. its first tourists were called Thomas Mann, Aldous Huxley, Marcel Pagnol, Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel...
They made Bandol a holiday spot long before thedays ot Brigitte Bardot and Saint Tropez.
Numerous sandy beaches - Grand Vallat beach, Casino beach, central beach, Re; necros beach - alternate with pebble beaches - Barry beach, Capelan beach, Eden Roc beach.
Along the cornice path, you will discover very beautiful creeks and small natural coves.
Bandol welcomes more than 1,500 boats of all tonnages in its marina: yachts, tall ships, tuna vessels, trawlers ...
The clarity of its waters and the richness of its seabed are famous for lovers of scuba diving.
All nautical sliding and sailing activities are possible in Bandol: sailing, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle ...
NNiche between hills of pines, willows and levelers, with a view of the Mediterranean, the 18-hole and 9-hole Fregate golf course will allow beginners and beginners alike to golf on one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, designed by the famous architect Ronald Fream.
Its famous south-facing vineyard obtained the first AOC label in 1941.
Today nearly fifty vineyards work the vines and the famous Mourvedre grape which gives the singularity of Bandol wine found on the largest gastronomic tables:
- The red wines are powerful and velvety,
- The pink wines are fruity and finely bred,
- The white wines are fine and Corsican..
The Bandol wines are undoubtedly the most famous in Provence and the Bandol roses are among the best in France.
What to see
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
Near 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
Sailing school, water skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing.
Mountain biking, Cycle Tourism.
Tennis, Horseback riding.
Golf course of Frégate.
Thalasso, casino, summer entertainment.