The 10 ideas of activities not to be missed this summer. Between concerts, shows, walks, diving and discovery of local crafts, embark for an immediate departure towards your future holidays!

1. Discover Bandol on foot

Bandol en Juillet

We cannot say it enough: the best way to discover Bandol is still on foot ! Firstly because we must admit that parking in a seaside town in the middle of summer on the coast is complicated, but also and above all because without it, you would miss a lot of beautiful views. Small cobbled streets, windows on the sea, flowery stairs, hidden corners … There is so much to discover in our beloved city. And if you're ever afraid of getting lost, follow the leader :

2. Take your first dive

Crystal clear waters, a mild climate, mild water temperatures, a protected island... What better than Bandol to do your first dive? Dive into clear waters and go to the discovery of the local fauna and flora. The team has also tested this superb activity for you. We tell you everything here:

3. Enjoy the city's beaches

We are leaving Provence for a direct journey to the Caribbean. Take your beach towel and straw hat and head for one of the 4 sandy beaches from the city. Turquoise waters, palm trees and warm sand are on the agenda for the day. We take off?

4. Take a breath of Provencal air

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Smells, colors, flavors are waiting for you every Tuesday morning in Bandol. All these beautiful things come together on the occasion of the large weekly market which takes place on the main platform. Between tomatoes of all colors, local and seasonal fruits soaked in sunshine or even fish just out of the water, you will not know where to turn. A beautiful experience to live, a real scene of Bandolese life.

5.Win the title of pétanque champion

It's decided, every Wednesday evening in summer will be dedicated to a special pétanque competition for holidaymakers. If you want to affirm your position as petanque champion, win great prizes for a top holiday or simply have a good time with family or friends, go for it! Form your teams, choose your name of warriors and come face the other amateur bowlers on the field. More information by clicking here:

6. Explore the flora of the Var

The coastal path, this path previously linking Bandol to Saint-Cyr, is a real gem. The route will allow you to cross the prettiest beaches of Bandol and will take you straight to the cove of Port d'Alon, charming pebble cove located in the town of Saint Cyr. Umbrella pines, crystal clear waters and a horizon as far as the eye can see will be on the course...

7. Take to the open sea to better enjoy the coast

Activités nautiques Bandol Tourisme

Unusual point of view, this Bandol flagship walk can also be discovered from the water for magnificent coastal landscapes. How ? Well simply by kayak or paddle ! Imagine yourself alone on the water, admiring the cliffs falling steeply into the sea and stopping off in a small cove accessible only by sea. We are there. To find out about nautical equipment rental companies, click here:

8.savor the wines of Bandol

Who says Bandol, obviously says wine and for good reason ! International recognition, quality and authenticity, here are the 3 words that sum up the AOC Bandol. Our rich lands, illuminated all year round by the sun and worked by passionate winegrowers, make the pride of an entire territory. Rosé, red or white, the hard part will be to choose your favorite.

9. Be dazzled by a sunset over the sea

The end of a successful day, the highlight of the show for the last evening of vacation, the sunset. Whether you are alone, with friends, with family, on the beach, on the terrace or even from the sea, the sunset in Bandol is undoubtedly our favorite moment. From pink to red, through orange, the Bandol sky is transformed every evening into a light show. And to admire them from their best angle, we have prepared the top 3 spots for you to admire the sunset:

10. don't leave without saying goodbye

The last evening of your vacation should not rhyme with sadness but with celebration! That is why, every Friday evening in summer, we are waiting for you for a farewell drink, concocted with small onions and very soberly called " The Office Terrace“. On the menu: exchanges, sharing, memories, savory delicacies collected from the artisans of the city and tasting of a very good glass of rosé. To learn more, click here:

top 10 activities to do this summer in bandol

1. Discover Bandol on foot
2. Take your first dive
3. Enjoy the beaches
4. Take a breath of Provencal air
5. Win the title of Pétanque Champion
6. Explore the flora of the Var
7. Take to the open sea to better enjoy the coast
8. Savor the wines of Bandol
9. Be dazzled by a sunset over the sea
10. Come say goodbye to us at La Terrasse de l'Office!




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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