Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bandol

The nearest airport is in Toulon (TLN-Toulon - Hyeres), located 20.6 mi (33.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Bandol Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bandol?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,939 vacation rentals near Bandol. From 977 Houses to 2,118 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bandol for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bandol?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bandol:

  • Tamaris: 194 vacation rentals
  • Les Lecques: 283 vacation rentals
  • Le Mourillon: 258 vacation rentals
  • 12th Arrondissement: 120 vacation rentals
  • 10th Arrondissement: 201 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bandol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bandol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bandol Harbour: 5,954 vacation rentals
  • Atlantide1, promenades en mer, calanques de Cassis, Porquerolles: 5,996 vacation rentals
  • Bandol Station: 5,971 vacation rentals
  • Ile de Bendor: 5,924 vacation rentals
  • Cassis Beach: 6,144 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bandol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bandol?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 977 Houses in Bandol. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bandol include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,118 rentals available
  • Villas: 527 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bandol?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,489 vacation rentals with pool available in Bandol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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