Bandol is located on the coast betweenMarseille(50km.) andToulon(20km.), one of Provence’s most internationally recognized wine regions.Many sand beaches, cliffs, inlets and creeks are all part of this natural environment and are surrounded by hills of pines and willows. Bandol’s port is fitted out to shelter 1,500 boats of all sizes: yachts, great sailing vessels and professional fishing boats...Its clears waters and interesting underwater sea life makes this an ideal spot for scuba divers.
The vineyards of Bandol are famous, because of the red wines are powerful but velvety; the roses are fruity and racy, the whites, full bodied and fine. So, whatever the color, the wines of Bandol are amongst the best of the Midi and even of France.
The village of Castellet is one of theVarregion’s top tourist attractions. This superb little feudal village perched on the tip of its promontory will enchant you with its typical Provencal picturesque setting.You can enter Castellet via 2 fortified gateways then just let yourself wander along the small streets, past the potter’s and the leather craftsman’s workshops, the perfumed candles, ceramics, and jewelry alongside the art galleries and ice-cream sellers.
From one street to another, you will be able to admire the stonework walls covered with bunches of wisteria and bougainvillea, their red, orange, fuchsia and violet intertwining with the ivy that grows in every part of the village.The Castellet is also famous for itsFormula One racetrack(a few miles from the village) that hosts major car races and motor bike grand prix.
From the esplanade of the 15th century château, that currently houses the town hall, you will have an exceptional panoramic view of the Sainte Baume massif as well as the vines and the vineyards that are below the village: the excellent and famous wines of AOC Bandol...