The village of St-Mandrier-sur-Mer is situated in the region of Provence Cote d’Azur, in the south-east of France. This is within a stone’s throw of the departmental capital of Var (only 5 km away) and is an ideal choice if you are keen to explore Toulon more thoroughly, but still enjoy self catering accommodation that is in a very tranquil area. Your holidays in St-Mandrier-sur-Mer will most likely be spent in well-equipped villas, although there are also townhouses and traditional gites in the area for you to choose between.
The area around St-Mandrier-sur-Mer really does focus on the sea, therefore it is quite probable that a good percentage of your time will be spent here. This allows you to partake in water-based activities such as swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing and, of course, that all important chance to top up the tan in the glorious Mediterranean sun. Other activities to consider on terra firma include golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding and extensive nature walks throughout the area.
As your holidays in St-Mandrier-sur-Mer will be spent in one of the best-known wine producing regions of France, you might want to take time out of your busy sightseeing schedule to pay a visit to a local vineyard. In fact, many offer full tours and this is the perfect opportunity to stock up the wine rack back in the self catering villa in St-Mandrier-sur-Mer. As we have already seen, Toulon is only 5 km away and this interesting and historic town really must be included in your itinerary. There are a number of museums to explore here, including one connected with the navy of France, which has been an important feature here for many, many decades.
If the weather is going to prove to be the final deciding factor on whether you book self catering accommodation in St-Mandrier-sur-Mer, this is one last box that you can tick off, as the region enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers can get very warm indeed, in fact, expect average values to be in the high-twenties degrees Celsius. The winter is obviously cooler, but still comfortable, in the low- to mid-teens. You can expect an average rainfall of around 21 inches in this part of Provence.
The nearest and most convenient airport for your holidays in St-Mandrier-sur-Mer will be located near Marseilles. This is Marseilles Provence Airport (MRS) and it welcomes three airlines from the UK: easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair. These services depart from the following UK airports: Edinburgh (EDI), London Stansted (STN), Bristol (BRS) and London Gatwick (LGW).