Bandol, France

Bandol, France

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A smooth spot along the rocky coastline in Bandol

Bandol is a quiet town on the Mediterranean coast in Provence. Depending on who you ask, it's either in the western end of the Cote d'Azur, or just beyond. Either way, a Bandol vacation rental puts you in a pleasing place made up of beach attractions, wine country, and the sunny ease of the south of France lifestyle. There's a palm-lined quay for strolling, a yacht-filled marina, a seaside casino for an evening's entertainment, restaurants for enjoying French cuisine, and nearby attractions include wineries, museums, and a zoo.

Sunny days, sultry nights in Bandol

Daytimes you can swim and sun yourself on the town's 3 beaches, or smaller ones nearby. Nighttimes, check out the bars and restaurants around the Hotel de Ville, or try your luck at the grand casino. This is a small but distinct wine-producing region, and a Bandol vacation rental lets you easily tour the vineyard areas away from the coast and enjoy tastings in the wineries. Several golf courses skirt the edges of grape-growing fields. You can book a sailing excursion or go deep-sea fishing, sea-kayaking, windsurfing, and water-skiing. It's also a popular spot for scuba diving.

Watch the world from a cafe, or join its parade

Bandol's waterfront promenade, lined with palm, pine, and oleander trees, is a pleasant point to begin strolling the narrow streets near the city hall, eyeing the yachts in the marina, or watching street life from a cafe. Take in the sun and a swim in the placid waters along 3 city beaches, seemingly carved out of the rocky coast. Bandol's casino is just a few steps away. Car-free Bendor island has art exhibits and a museum of wine and spirits. Excursions to nearby Toulon and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer bring you to museums of art, history, and maritime activity.

Relaxing on the Provencal coast with crowds—or without

The climate in Bandol is, predictably, Mediterranean—sunny and dry, with high temperatures in the 80s from June to September. That's the best beach weather, but also the busiest time. Some people prefer to skip the crowds and visit off-season. They are rewarded with more elbow room, lower prices, and weather that's still warm and sunny, with only a little more rain. Winter is comfortably in the 50s during the day—fine for strolling the beach and town, visiting vineyards, and lolling in the cafes. If it matters, avoid the rainiest time, October through November.

Finding small slices of nature around Bandol

Bandol is a well-peopled area along the rocky coast between Marseilles and Toulon. A Bandol vacation rental is a good base for glimpses of nature nearby in the "calanques," or inlets, that have little beaches or rocky spots for snorkeling. One of note is the Calanque du Port D'Alon near Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. Or follow the Route des Cretes near Cassis, then get out of your car to walk near the rocky cliffs. A few miles north of Bandol there's a wildlife park at Sanary-sur-Mer, which features tropical plants and cacti, plus exotic mammals, reptiles, and birds.