Le Lavandou, France
Le Lavandou is one of many Mediterranean fishing villages turned pleasure port, a few kilometres east of Bormes, France. It used to be a small fishing port facing the marvellous Iles d'Or (Golden Islands). Today it is a major international marina and sport fishing port. Divers come for the beauty of the sea bed with its rich marine life and crystal-clear waters.
Le Lavandou has some tempting shops and restaurants and a general Azure atmosphere. From the central promenade of quai Gabriel-Péri the sea is all but invisible thanks to the pleasure boats moored at the three harbours.
The nearby village of Bormes is worth a visit ,as are the famous silver beaches of Cavalière, Pramousquier, Le Canadel and Le Rayol. Col du Canadel is known for its breathtaking views and beautiful cork-oak woodland. In Le Rayol, visit a superb garden, the Domaine de Rayol.
Things to See & Do
* Beaches and water sports
* Casino and restaurants
* Sports fishing
* Le Lavandou market
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 29.65 km²
Population – 5,508 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Le Lavandou.
Travel Links – Le Lavandou is easily accessible by land, air and sea. Railway stations are located at Toulon (40 km), Hyères (25 km), or Saint-Raphaël (70 km). Transfer is available by coach, taxi, or hire car. The nearest airport is the Toulon-Hyeres airport, which is 20km’s from Le Lavandou.