Le Castellet is a quaint village, situated within the Var department of Provence, to the south east of France. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Le Castellet will discover that there is a good choice of self catering rental accommodation available within the town and in the surrounding countryside. There are apartments to be found within the village, as well as villas with pools and pretty rustic cottages, or gites; many enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea.
The majority of tourists looking to spend their holidays in Le Castellet are attracted by the village’s relatively unspoilt Provencal atmosphere. Le Castellet is protected by well preserved walls and is entered via two imposing gates. Once within the village, visitors can feel free to explore its pretty squares and winding cobbled streets, lined with stone fronted shops and cottages. Le Castellet boasts a number of interesting historic buildings and landmarks, including its 12th century castle, quaint church and chapel.
Visitors spending their holidays in Le Castellet will discover that the village is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding Var department and beyond. The chic and glamorous French Riviera is a short drive to the east. Here travellers will find the popular resort of St Tropez, the famous playground for the rich and famous. Further along the coast are the cosmopolitan cities of Cannes and Nice, with all their showbiz connections and attractions.
Closer to Le Castellet lies the bustling coastal city of Toulon, the largest in Var. Here visitors spending their holidays in Le Castellet will find all the tourist amenities that they would expect from a large city - from museums and theatres to an eclectic choice of shopping boulevards. The historic ‘old town’ of Toulon boasts plenty of pretty shops and boutiques, lining its numerous squares and cobbled streets. Most of the squares of Toulon have a system of individually designed fountains, many originally constructed in the 17th century.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Le Castellet will discover that the Var department as a whole enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures seldom topping 15 degrees Celsius. Le Castellet receives an average annual rainfall of around 21 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Le Castellet will discover that there are two international airports serving this region. The nearest is Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN), to where Ryanair operate regular flights departing from London Stansted (STN). There are a greater choice of flights from the UK to Marseilles-Provence Airport (MRS), slightly farther afield. Airlines operating regular flights here include British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. Flights depart from several UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI) and Bristol (BRS).