Bandol tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bandol in Var

Visit Bandol: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards nearby all contribute to making Bandol a very popular destination

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bandol. For detailed visitor information see the Bandol travel guide.

Bandol is situated in the Var department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 14 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Bandol is 688 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer at 6 km and La Ciotat at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bandol, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bandol in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Map of places to visit near Bandol

Markets in and near Bandol

Market days in Bandol: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Bandol: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (7km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • La Ciotat: market Tuesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer: market Saturday (16km)
  • Cassis: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Carnoux-en-Provence: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • La Garde: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Le Pradet: market Friday (22km)
  • Aubagne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (23km)

More information about Bandol, Provence

Tourist attractions near Bandol, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bandol.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (46km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (35km)
  • Thoronet Abbey (55km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc municipal du Mugel (13km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (19km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (19km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (29km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (30km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (31km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (31km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (31km)
  • Parc Longchamp (33km)
  • Parc Borély (33km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (33km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (33km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (39km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Parc du Mugel (13km)
  • Cap Sicié (13km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (13km)
  • Mont Faron (16km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (18km)
  • Cap Canaille (20km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (21km)
  • Calanque (28km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (15km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bandol

Canton: Ollioules

Arrondissement: Toulon

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83150

Distance to Bandol

from Toulon (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 688 km

from Calais: 917 km

from Nice: 138 km

from Bordeaux: 540 km

from Strasbourg: 625 km

Getting here

Bandol is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Bandol from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint Cyr sur Mer and Sanary-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Bandol