Bandol is a laid back seaside resort focussed around a sweeping sandy beach in the Var department of France. Ideally situated in the countryside between Marseille and Toulon, Bandol is surrounded by many beaches, idyllic creeks and tree covered hills. Bandol property is in high demand for many reasons, but for those just looking to stay in a Bandol villa for a few weeks holiday, it will be the clear sea, sandy beaches, fine weather and fruity Bandol wine which will be of most interest!
One of the first things you will wish to discover from any of the accommodation in Bandol will be the large town beach. The beach rarely gets too crowded, and even if it does, there are plenty of beaches surrounding the town upon which you will be able to find a nice private spot. The clear warm waters are ideal for a range of water sports, but scuba diving and deep sea fishing stand out as spectacularly good ways to spend an afternoon from a self catering Bandol property.
The town has moorings for over 1,500 boats, so sailing is of course a huge feature of life in Bandol. Water skiing and paragliding above the waters are also hugely popular.
The countryside which surrounds the Bandol villas is ideal for cycle touring, mountain biking, horse riding, and walking as the pine and willow covered hills provide both stunning views and shade from the warmth of the summer sun.
Golf has become a real attraction of Bandol property too. There are two 18 hole golf courses on the outskirts of the town, and after a few rounds, the Bandol Casino offers plenty of evening entertainment if you need a night off from the restaurants filled with excellent Bandol wines.
Toulon is just 20km down the coast from Bandol. It is a beautifully picturesque town with a colourful market, large military port and a range of beautiful beaches. If you are staying in a Bandol property during July, the Toulon Music Festival and dance festival is well worth investigation.
Temperatures in Bandol are blissfully warm in summer, averaging in the region of 18˚C yearly, soaring to around 30˚C daily in July and August, and staying in blissfully mild temperatures of around 13˚C in winter.
Although much of the department is best served byNice International (NCE), the holiday rental villas in Bandol are actually closer to Marseille Airport (MRS), around 60km away. Marseille receives cheap flights from BMIbaby, easyJet and Ryanair, so with so much competition, there is undoubtedly going to be a convenient cheap flight to reach your Bandol property in just a few hours.