Bandol tourism and travel guide

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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

Bandol is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer at 6 km and La Ciotat at 13 km.

Bandol, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 6 km (direction north-west)

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 13 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the...

See La Ciotat guide


at 15 km (direction east)

A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the...

See Toulon guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques...

See Cassis guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association...

See Aubagne guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 29 km (direction west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide


at 31 km (direction east)

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle as...

See Hyeres guide
Presqu'ile de Giens

Presqu'ile de Giens

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

The Presqu'ile de Giens is a peninsula with beaches, a nature reserve,...

See Presqu'ile de Giens guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the...

See Marseille guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide
Iles d'Hyeres

Iles d'Hyeres

Island at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

The Iles de Hyeres, off the Riviera coast, are perhaps the most...

See Iles d'Hyeres guide


at 48 km (direction east)

The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and flowers...

See Bormes-les-Mimosas guide

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

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Bandol, France

What to do at Bandol? 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)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (31km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (31km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (31km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (33km)
  • Parc Longchamp (33km)
  • Parc Borély (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

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

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

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