Bandol is a wine region in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d`Azur region of France, located half way between Toulon and Cassis. It gives its name to a local appellation producing red Mourvedre-based wines, aged roses and some white wines. Perhaps the best known domaine is Domaine Tempier which has long been featured at leading restaurants in the United States.
Bandol is also an authentic seaside resort with many sand beaches, cliffs, inlets, and creeks surrounded by hills of pines and willow. Its magnificent crystal clear water makes it a popular spot amongst scuba divers. Its marina accommodates more than 1,500 boats, including yachts, sailing ships, tuna boats and trawlers.
Things to See & Do
* Water sports
* Deep sea fishing
* Mountain biking
* Horse riding
* Wine tasting
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 858 km²
Population – 7,975 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location – The closest port is located in Toulon, approximately 20km’s from Bandol. Bandol has a marina for smaller watercraft.
Travel Links – Hourly rail links are available from Toulon to Marseille (45 min) and to Nice (1h30).
Toulon-Hyères regional airport, 18 km east of Toulon is linked to other French airports. Ryanair offers a direct flight from London Stansted to Toulon.
Toulon is a large port and offers several international routes including Ajaccio, Bastia and Ile Rousse (Corsica).