The South of France is known for dazzling resort towns, warm weather and shining seas. One of these towns is Bandol, resting next to the Côte d’Azur near the city of Toulon; it has all of these features plus, as another draw, the famous wine appellation known around the world for pristine beauty and quality wines.
For shoppers, there is the central boulevard which is lined with trendy boutiques and jewelry shops. Bandol boasts some of the finest dining with local chefs shopping for fresh fish and produce in the morning to bring delicious, local creations to their customers.
Bandol is ideal for beach lovers. Set near the Mediterranean Sea, there is plenty of room to find a peaceful spot to spread out a beach blanket for a summer read. For those seeking out something more adventurous, there is Bandol Nautical Base which offers many exciting watersports, including snorkeling, parasailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing and paddleboarding. The destination is popular with both tourists and locals, so the beach can get a bit crowded during the summer.
For relaxation, there is the Hotel L’ile Rousse, which offers luxurious day spa services. Risk takers can visit the lively Grand Casino de Bandol for gambling fun of all kinds.
Being surrounded by beautiful vineyards, picking out a bottle of your favorite wine from The Maison des Vins de Bandol wine shop is almost as fun as drinking it.
Bandol proves to be a divine place to visit for locals and tourists alike.