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12km from Toulon in the direction of Marseille by the road along the sea or highway A50.
It is when you arrive on the colourfull docks of the small fishing port that you will fall in love with this provencal village, for its mediterranean atmosphere the colours of the facades, its animated pave alleys, its shaded terraces by the palmtrees or even its typical provencal market (awarded in 2018 of the label of the most beautiful market of France by the national tv show : the most beautiful market of France) along the port and the fishing boats.
From the top of Notre Dame Pitié you can contemplate the sea between the Island of the Embiez and the Island of the Rouveau, the Cap Negre and the red rocks of the dented side of the Cride.
The coastal path is a beautiful semi-sporting parcours for amateurs of big spaces.
You can swim from May to October due to to the 280 days of sunshine yearly in Sanary.
The commune animates and organizes festivals, carnivals, night handwork market in summer, bouillabaisse, sardinades and other picturesque events.
Bandol is located in coastal provence of the mediterranean sea at 13 km (8.1miles) from Toulon and 49km from Marseille
Bandol is a genuine seaside resort and one the most ancient : its first tourists were named Thomas Mann, Aldous Huxley, Marcel Pagnol, Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel...
They made Bandol a famous ahead of its time city before Brigitte Bardot and St Tropez.
Many sand beaches, Grand Valat beach, casino beach, central beach, Renecros beach alternatively with pebbles beach : Barry beach, Capelan beach, Eden roc beach.
Along the path of the corniche, you will discover beautiful small natural creeks.
Bandol welcomes in its Marina more than 1500 boats of all sizes, yachts sailboats, trawlers...
The clearness of its water and the richness of its seabed are known and famous to divind enthusiasts.
All water activities, board or sailing sports are possible in Bandol : sailing, ascending parachute, water sking, jet ski, kayaking, stand up paddle..
Nested between pines, hills, willows and with a view on the mediterranean sea, the 18 holes and 9 holes golf of the domain Fregate will allow insiders and beginners to golf on one the most beautiful golf course in Europe created by Ronald Fream.
His famous, facing south, winery is awarded in 1941 of the first AOC label.
Wines of Bandol with no doubt are the most reputed in Provence and the Rosés of Bandol are among the best of France.
Located between Bandol (15km) and Toulon (10km).
Full of charm commune of the provencal coast, Six-Fours les Plages invites you to the art of living between sea and forest all along of the 18km of coast where you can discover, alternatively, white blond sand and hidden creeks, small marina and protected forest.
The alchemy of history has reunited on 2700km a rich historical heritage composed by 125 mediaval hamlets, classified churches : Collegial St Pierre (XI century) near the fort of Six-fours, the pre-reman period Notre Dame de Pepiole (5th century), Notre Dame du Mai on top of the Cap Sicié at 358 meters of altitude, offers you a magnificent panorama on the hinterland and the coast from Cassis to Toulon.
You will be seduced by the variety of the sites and activites to discover. The forest of Janas enchants walkers by the mediterranean essences conservated on 100 acres, pines, oak cork, arbustus, olive trees, cistus, broom.
A huge network of paths allow the practice of numerous nature sports, biking, horse riding...
The coastal path will brings you to the water and creeks.
At 5km inland, Ollioules is close to the beautiful beaches of the resorts of the Provencal Coast: Bandol, Six-Fours, Sanary and only 7km from Toulon. At the exit of the famous Gorges du Verdon that have seen the exploits of Gaspard de Besse, the medieval village has kept its charm and authenticity thanks to its restored buildings, its porticoed streets and its flowered balconies. You will have a panoramic view of the sea from the summit of the Gros Cerveau (480m altitude), easily accessible by walking trails or appreciate breathtaking views of the galaxies and stars from the Observatory of the Gros Cerveau. Ollioules is also a very rich archaeological site... It seems that treasures are still waiting for the researchers... Excavations continue !
On the D559 that follows the seaside between Marseille (43 km) and Toulon (23 km). Exit on the A50. Widely open on the bay of Lecques, Saint Cyr sur Mer is part of the musts of the Provencal Coast with its two hamlets Les Lecques and La madrague. Surrounded by pine forests and renowned vineyards, the bay is home to 3 charming small marinas and a fine sandy beach of 2km. The coastal path is exceptional, constantly following the sea to Bandol, it allows to admire the seabed and the rocky coast (do not miss the Grenier point). Along this famous trail you will find the very famous Golf de Frégate (18 holes and 9 school holes) whose course beautifully matches the relief and offers magnificent views of the island of Embiez. Idyllic !
On the seaside (N98), between Toulon (20 km) and Le Lavandou (22 km). Toulon-Hyères International Airport.
Hyères is the southernmost city of Provence (and one of the most
sunny), on the same parallel as Cap Corse and Florence in Italy.
The city and its peninsula offer 39 km of unpaved coastline made of fine sand beaches and wild rocky coves.
Hyères, a city of palm
trees, was for many years the favourite seaside resort of celebrities and a part of the intellectual and bourgeois elite.
Beautiful houses from the beginning of the century still testify of this
around the old town.
Charm, climate and exceptional landscape make it a privileged site facing the Golden Islands of Porquerolles, Port Cros and the Levant.
The marina with its harbour sheltered
by the Islands is a first-class nautical center.
The numerous modifications and the presence of the training centre of the French team strengthen Hyères' position and its international
7 km on the West of Toulon.
Located at the bottom of the Cap Sicié, La Seyne sur Mer is a city of the South of maritime Provence opened on the natural harbour of Toulon and on
the open sea. Historically La Seyne sur Mer is the former(old) Mecca of the shipbuilding industry, the forges and shipyards made live on beautiful years in the city.
Times has changed since then,
the page is now shut but this big naval tradition does not have to make lose sight that La Seyne sur Mer possesses a rich heritage and that it is also a pleasant seaside town. One of the most
beautiful place of La Seyne sur Mer is the cornice of Tamaris: you can appreciate magnificent points of view there and admire beautiful villas which will remind you the rich past of La Seyne sur
This cornice and its houses welcomed many artists at the end of the last century: Renoir, d'Annunzio, Georges Sand, among the most famous....
You will also find amazing and beautiful villas
with Moorish architecture with minarets and roof terraces. One of the most beautiful today hosts the Marine Biology Institute of the University of Lyon.
The city centre is pleasant, the
pedestrian and shopping streets are welcoming and lively, especially in the summer of course. During your walk, you will come across numerous frescoes that magnify the city (including
Vasarely’s at the Hôtel de Ville). You will notice the beautiful campanile of the XIX° that tops the bell tower of the church Notre Dame.The old town has a lot of charm, its old houses with
faded colors, its small narrow streets, its small shaded courtyards.
Sea town, fishing town, they are every morning on the dock to sell their fresh fishing...don’t miss them. The sea, the
beach, the fine sand .... sunbathing, swimming and lazing are on the programme in La Seyne sur Mer: the Sablettes beach has been completely refurbished and now offers a very beautiful beach
worthy of the most beautiful resorts. If you prefer to walk a little, you can make a pleasant walk to the small harbour of Sainte Elme, a nice walk is also to be made towards the old mussel
Fort Balaguier: Built in 1636, Fort Balaguier was once a cannon tower to protect access to the small harbour, a powder magazine was added, then ramparts, then dwellings to end up a fort capable of housing a defensive garrison. It is now a listed historical monument, the Fort houses a Municipal Naval Museum with rooms dedicated to the history of the civil marine in the Mediterranean, as well as the history of the prison (there were nearly 4,000 convicts in the middle of the 18th century...including the famous François Vidocq). Its unique view of the harbour of Toulon makes it a particularly appreciated place for walking. La Grande Maison Tamaris: Built on the Corniche of Tamaris, this superb 3,800 m² building dating from the end of the 19th century, belonged to Michel Pacha. The latter was the great instigator of the development of La Seyne as a seaside resort, in particular by the drying up of the swamp (where the Tamaris were growing). The villa that bears his name now houses a museum of modern art and offers visitors rooms for conferences and exhibitions.
On the seafront, between Marseille (50 km by the A50) and Saint-Tropez. Toulon - Hyères International Airport (15 km). Backed by Mount Faron (542m altitude) opening onto a magnificent natural harbour, Toulon is a city of contrasts - Its picturesque old town with its ancient fountains sees a colourful and noisy market every day with typical Provençal scents and accents. Its vast military port (the French port of war on the Mediterranean) is also a marina for pleasure and embarkation for Corsica and Sardinia. The Mourillon district, a few minutes from the city centre, offers 20 hectares of well-appointed beaches where all water sports are practised.
Due to its size Toulon offers a complete range of sites, activities, sporting and cultural events:
• Music Festivals,
• Museum of Art,
• Naval Museum,
• Chateauvallon Dance Festival,
• Zenith Concert Hall (8,500 seats),
• Congress Hall...
20km from Toulon by the A50 or N8. The village of Castellet is one of the tourist highlights of the Var. This beautiful little feudal village placed at the top of its promontory charm by its
picturesque Provençal, its small s
quares lined with beautiful and old restored houses and old stones. We return to Castellet by 2 fortified gates and we let ourselves be guided along the alleys: potters, leather goods, scented candles, ceramics, jewels, picture galleries and ice cream sellers. At lunch or dinner time, let yourself be tempted by the Provençal cuisine ... tomatoes, garlic, and stewed Provence herbs And hard to resist the pleasant shaded terraces of restaurants! Le Castellet is proud to have served as a backdrop for the cult film Raimu: "The wife of the baker" of the famous filmmaker and writer Marcel Pagnol. The Castellet is also famous for its racing circuit that hosts major motor racing and motorcycle grand prix.
From the esplanade of the XVth century castle, which today houses the town hall, you will have an exceptional panoramic view of the Sainte Baume massif and the vineyards and estates at the bottom of the village: the excellent and famous wines of the region. AOC Bandol...