Many people pass the door of the Office for advice, tips, to discover Bandol like a local. Well here is a secret that we would like to share with you: what time of day is the best to discover Bandol?


Yes, we know, this title can scare lovers of sleeping in. But do not panic, in this season, sunrises, or at least the first moments of the morning, are not that early.

It's around 7:30 / 8 a.m. (we told you it was fine!), that Bandol welcomes its first rays of sunshine. And it is precisely this moment that we wish to share with you.

The best way to fully appreciate the moment is to head for the seaside, on the coastal path, between the range of Renecros and Engravers. There, every morning, there floats a suspended atmosphere. As if we found ourselves in a parallel universe out of time.

Les levers de soleil Bandol

sound and light show

As for the color of the sky, and depending on the weather the day before, you will find three main ones: the gold, of the rising sun; the pink, from the mistral the day before; or grey clouds. For having tested them all, we assure you that it is worth getting up a little earlier than usual.

At this hour, the landscapes look like postcards. Between the rays of the sun which are reflected in the sea forming small diamonds, the fisherman returning from his night in a pointed boat or the sand of Renecros still preserved from footprints, it's a spectacle at every bend that awaits you.

The birds begin to sing, nature awakens little by little. As for humans, they get up or are already preparing for their new working day. This leaves us the field free on the whole trail. And quiet ears too. Yes because, at this hour, apart from the waves and the birds, you are not likely to hear much. And that is precisely what we are looking for.

Well, we admit it, there are still a few people who had the same idea. In general, you will come across the most valiant among us. Athletes, whether joggers, tennis fans or brisk walkers, meet at this time of day. And there are also those who, one day, were dragged outside by their four-legged friend and who finally never tire of the Bandol sunrises.

Our secret to share is therefore quite simply the best time of day to take full advantage of what Bandol has to offer: the sunrises.

Not convinced yet?

To motivate you to get up earlier, we recommend two Instagram accounts:

  • Ours, @bandoltourismeofficiel : every day we share posts and stories from Bandol lovers and their most beautiful photos;
  • The account @half past seven : an account taken by two morning bandolaises who share with you their vision of Bandol in the morning.

PS: if you also have an account with which you frequently share photos of our dear city, especially if they are morning photos, do not hesitate to send us your account at We will add it to this article.




Born in Bandol, after a few trips I returned to my first love, my city. My ambition: to make you discover the most beautiful place in the world, Bandol of course.

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