The seaside village of Le Pradet runs for seven kilometres along the picturesque Mediterranean coast of the Var department, and is one of the most popular destinations for the many holidaymakers that flock to this region every summer. There are a number of reasons for this high level of tourism, and they combine to make Le Pradet a top destination for visitors of all ages and interests.
Le Pradet is popular for its seaside location, and along the coast you will discover a number of coves and sandy beaches. Although some of the beaches can get busy during summer months, it is always possible to find a spot and enjoy some relaxation in the sunshine that the summer months invariably bring. Water sports are also popular in Le Pradet, and a good selection can be enjoyed from various areas along the coast.
All of the shops and amenities you are likely to require for a self-catering holiday can be found in the centre of Le Pradet, including shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bars and a Friday morning market. Also in the centre of the village lies Cravero Park, which makes for some excellent walks amongst its rich variety of flora and fauna. A popular destination for visitors to the park is the Mine of Cap Garonne, which is now a unique museum that displays an unbelievable 120 different varieties of crystals.
The small hamlet is Les Oursinieres is part of Le Pradet, and where you will find a small but attractive port that is so typical of the local area. Also in Les Oursineres is an excellent gourmet restaurant – La Chanterelle – which is perfect for that special meal that could become the highlight of your holiday in France.
The beautiful old town of Hyeres, the most southerly city in Provence, is just 10km from Le Pradet and a recommended day trip when staying in the area. Hyeres is a town of palm trees, grand old buildings and outdoor cafe culture, and is perfect for a lazy day of wandering around and sightseeing.
When visiting a seaside resort such as Le Pradet you hope for plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, and summer months rarely disappoint in this balmy part of the country. Peak summer temperatures often exceed 35°C, and the entire period from May to September is generally warm and sunny.
Low-cost airline Ryanair operates seasonal flights from London Stansted and Bristol to Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN), and if you can find a flight to suit to this destination you will have just a 10km journey to get to your Le Pradet holiday rental accommodation. The closest alternative is Marseille Airport (MRS), a further 85km away.