The port of Bandol had many fishermen at the start of the XNUMXth century. This activity represented an important economic source for the city.

A fishing village

There was a time when, in the early morning, Harbour of Bandol was full of fishermen and their fish. Sars, sea bream, sole, octopus and even lobsters were on the menu. Each sea hunter prepared his stall with great attention in order to showcase the fruit of a night, a morning and sometimes even a whole day of work. Ultra-fresh and local products that we could admire and taste.

In the afternoon, a new show began. We could stay there for hours, watching the fishermen sitting on the quay next to their fishing nets, creating, repairing, taking care of their precious nets of all colors: blue, red, green, white. It was a real scene of life, identity of Bandol. Because let's remember Bandol is above all a fishing village.

Freshness and quality

Still the new generation continues the tradition and the sharp ones continue to shape the port.

Every day, you can find fishermen from Tournevire, who welcome you with a smile and the desire to share. A local fishing therefore and also seasonal.

Tournevire Bandol

Because yes, in fishing also the seasons exist. Thus, in summer and autumn, when the sea is milder, big game fishing is launched. The opportunity then to taste bluefin tuna and swordfish.

Pêcheurs Bandol

Every week, every Tuesday morning, direction the beautiful fisherman's stall Brive market. Products with unrivaled freshness, fresh from the sea, and for the most part still simmering. The paradise for aficionados of planchas and other sunny lunches.

Poisson pêcheur Bandol

And for serious gourmands who just want to taste without cooking, let yourself be tempted by the fish of the day of our Restaurants. Bought from local fishermen, fresh daily, freshly grilled with a drizzle of lemon juice and accompanied by sunny vegetables. All with a view of the sea, of course.

recreational fishing

Fish at Bandol for his pleasure is entirely possible, in all seasons. It is not uncommon to see amateur fishermen trying their luck on the rocks of the city, the dike at the entrance to port or in the evening on Renecros beach.

But like any hobby, and even more so when it comes to the environment, fishing has its rules. Thus, before you start, we strongly advise you to familiarize yourself with the Var regulations by clicking here:

Soul of a fisherman?

Do you want to learn about fishing in the Mediterranean accompanied by a professional? Choose your angler:

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