: La Cadiere / Le Beausset
: Les Lesques / Saint Cyr
: Le Beausset
: Le Fregate
: Le Beausset
L’Ecrignole is situated on a quiet, unspoilt hilltop to the south of Le Beausset, and is within easy reach of the shops, markets, beaches and restaurants. The views from the villa are of the Mediterranean at La Ciotat and the medieval hilltop town La Cadiere to the West and vineyards and foothills to the bay of Bandol to the South. Sunsets are often spectacular and nights clear enough to see the planets and stars.
Le Beausset is still a relatively unspoilt Provençal town with a variety of shops, including two supermarkets, an excellent street market and various cafes and restaurants. The coast is about 10km away at Bandol, a fishing port with various sandy beaches. It is a pleasant town retaining a more French atmosphere than many other Mediterranean holiday towns. The very pretty resorts of Sanary and Cassis are also nearby, and the cliff-top walks west of Bandol (near Port d’Alon) are particularly beautiful. For the more adventurous there is the mountain hiking area of Sainte Baume, 45 mins away by car.
The best beaches are to be found at Les Lesques and Saint Cyr-sur-Mer, also about 10 km away from the villa. The shopping centre and historical harbour of Marseilles is about 45 mins away by car.
Within a radius of about 80-160 km there is a wealth of site seeing.