Le Castellet

The Var Departement - Pop.: 4,170 inh.

puce 20km. from Toulon by highway A50 or route N8.

Le Castellet

The village of Castellet is one of the Var region's top tourist attractions.

This superb little feudal village perched on the tip of its promontory will enchant you with its typical Provencal picturesque setting. Not to mention its small squares lined with beautiful old houses that have been carefully restored with taste highlighting the old stonework.


Le Castellet, street
You can enter Castellet via 2 fortified gateways then just let yourself wander along the small streets, past the potter's and the leather craftsman's workshops, the perfumed candles, ceramics, and jewellery alongside the art galleries and ice-cream sellers..

You will really enjoy your stroll through these small sloping streets, even if at certain times of the year you may have difficulty getting through the craftwork stalls, etc. although this well-meaning clutter takes nothing away from the village's charm for all of that !

Le Castellet, shop
From one street to another, you will be able to admire the stonework walls covered with bunches of wisteria and bougainvillea, their red, orange, fuchsia and violet intertwining with the ivy that grows in every part of the village...

If you happen to visit the village around lunch time or dinner time, you are bound to succumb to the delicate aromas of Provencal cooking wafting through the open windows.


Le Castellet, terrace



Tomatoes, garlic, herbs of Provencal simmering in oolive oil, you will easily recognise them and will have a difficult time resisting the call of the pleasant shaded restaurant terraces that you come across on your stroll!




Le Castellet, restaurant terrace

The Castellet is proud to have been the set for the cult film "La femme du boulanger" (The Baker's Wife) starring Raimu directed by the famous writer/director Marcel Pagnol.

The Castellet is also famous for its Formula One racetrack (a few miles from the village) that hosts major car races and motor bike grand prix..


Le Castellet, vineyards


From the esplanade of the 15th century château, that currently houses the town hall, you will have an exceptional panoramic view of the Sainte Baume massif as well as the vines and the vineyards that are below the village: the excellent and famous wines of AOC Bandol...Wine lovers take note !




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puce What to see:

12thc. castle.
Fortified doors.
Chapel, church.

Domaine Lou Capelan
Domaine Lou Capelan s a dynamic familial property of more than 40 hectares. Since 1992, the Silvestri family works its best to produce quality wines at a reasonable price in the Bandol and IGP Var appellations. You will discover the winemaking processes through a visit of the winery and taste their wines in a friendly atmosphere. Know more and book online


Domaine de La Begude
Certified organic, Domaine de la Begude has a 17ha vineyard and is recongnized as a reference in the Bandol appellation. You can visit the whole property in an authentic settingá: Provencal Bastide, wine and ageing cellars in an old chapel of the 10th century. Know more and book online

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puce Leisure activities:

Shopping, crafts (candles, pottery, etc ...).
Paul Ricard racing circuit known worldwide. Cyclo-tourism.

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Campsites

puceLe Castellet (Bandol - Toulon) - Toulon : 25 km - Cassis : 25 km
Les Grands Pins
Open all year long in the shadow of pine trees, on a ground of 5 ha
200 very confortables places, bungalows and chalets equipped
Swimming pool - Restaurant - Children activities
Cottages - mobile homes rentingCamping cars welcomeSwimming poolKid ClubGrocery storeEntertainmentRestaurantWIFIAccess for disabledPets accepted under conditionsGolf course nearbyOpen all year
Locate on the map of Le Castellet
160 Plots/40 Cottages or mobile homes

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
holiday rentals.
Campsites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

La Cadiere d'Azur (2km), Le Beausset (4km), Bandol and ses plages (8km).

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