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Bandol

A seaside resort of international repute

BandolBandol, seaside resort of international fame, and recently Sailing station is located between Toulon and Marseilles. Known as the capital of wine, Bandol became in 1990 the capital of Sailing in the Mediterranean.

Off Bandol, there are still "dolia," terra-cotta barrel-old twenty to twenty-five centuries... In ancient times already, wine Bandol was sold overseas.

The port itself was created to accommodate ships loaded wine in containers which, from the Middle Ages, were marked with a "B".

The city has a marina of 1500 places.

Ranked climate station on July 3, 1923, Bandol has succeeded in developing quality tourism, thanks to its brightness particular, its mild climate, safeguarding natural sites. The Bay of Bandol is now one of the finest jewels of the French Riviera.

Rue de BandolBandol, an authentic seaside resort in the Mediterranean which has been able to draw on its past wealth of its present.

Bandol, which has a casino, is classified seaside resort since July 3, 1923 and the wines of Bandol are AOC since 1941. Bandol also a bandstand built in 1933 by architect Fleury Linossier. The population of 7500 inhabitants in winter and more than 12000 in the summer. The city of Bandol is twinned with the town of Nettuno in Italy, the city of Onex in Switzerland and the city of Wehr-Baden in Germany.

Early History of Bandol

Bandol, a village bordering on the Mediterranean, between Marseilles and Toulon, disappears at the end of antiquity, following the barbarian invasions. The population fled in the villages of the interior, like La Cadière. It was only the beginning of the modern era that Bandol reappears: the Duke of Epernon, at the end of the Wars of Religion, makes a strong build Henri IV in 1596 as a stronghold valiant military Antoine Boyer. The latter is knighted shortly afterwards and his descendants, the family Boyer, creates a village in 1715 with seven pioneering families. Thanks to the famous wines of Bandol (known to the table Louis XV), Bandol is growing strongly and includes 1 200 inhabitants in 1789. In 1790, the priest Jean-Baptiste Gardon was elected mayor with 88% of the vote (unique in Provence). In 1793, opens with a section federalist Bandol, which supports the revolt of Toulon. Its two leaders, the pastor Jonquier and cooper Bartholomew, would then be executed.

Features in Bandol

* The Coastal Trail, a very pleasant promenade along the sea
* The island of Bendor: village, zoo, glass art museum of the sea, museum wines and spirits (6000 bottles from 34 countries)
* And of course each day Provençal market plus the craft market in July / August from 20:00 to 00:00.

Pictures of Bandol

Baie de Bandol Une plage à Bandol Calanques près de Bandol Autre vue d'une plage de Bandol Bandol, une jolie station balnéaire Vins de Bandol

Around Bandol

Calanques - Marseille - Cassis - La Ciotat - Carqueiranne - Giens - Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime - Le château d'If - Toulon - Hyères - Sanary sur Mer - Six Fours les Plages - Porquerolles - Port-Cros - Ile du Levant - Cavalaire - Ramatuelle

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