Top things to do in Bandol

Bistro in Bandol

L’Espérance

Reserve ahead to get a spot in this tiny Provençal restaurant run ably by a husband-and-wife team. Expect dishes such as mushroom-stuffed rabbit leg with polenta or a pot au feu made with monkfish. The stone arches …
Wine in Bandol

Oenothèque de Bandol

Affiliated with the Maison des Vins de Bandol in Le Castellet, 12km to the north, this little oenophile's playground provides tastings, keeps a fascinating range of Bandol wines, and can direct you to surrounding vi…
Mediterranean in Bandol

L’Ardoise

Set back from the port’s hustle, this stylish place is good for gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. The best tables are on the streetside terrace, or there’s a cosy dining room for chilly nights. Try the stuffed prawns w…
Wine in Bandol

La Maison des Vins de Bandol

The cooperative of Bandol vignerons, from the 16 sq km of the renowned Bandol appellation, showcase their wares in this boutique and information centre.
Island in Bandol

Île de Bendor

A place of exile during the 17th century, once-desolate pinprick Bendor was subsequently abandoned for 250 years. Then in 1951 along came Paul Ricard, a pastis millionaire, who transformed the islet into one of the …