Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a little fishing village between Toulon and St-Tropez. Le Lavandou is set beautifully at the foot hills of the vigorous Massiv des Maures, France’s most southern mountain range. It is a large and relatively uninhabited area with chestnut, pine and cork oak forests. For a nature lover it is a great experience to drive around in these verdant mountains.

Beach in Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou was in earlier days a small, insignificant fishing village across from the picturesque rocky island, Île d’Or, well known from Hergé’s Tintin and the Black Island.

There is a pleasant atmosphere around the harbour with its huge international marina. Le Lavandou lies in fantastic natural scenery with pleasant, large, sandy beaches as well as numerous smaller beaches, lying in the rocky creeks.

Holiday homes in Le Lavandou

Villa with pool in Le Lavandou - Houses/Villas 8 8
Villa with pool in Le Lavandou

Nice old villa high situated with a great view over Le Lavandou and the Mediterranean. The villa is situated in a quiet residential area, only a 5...

Excursions in Le Lavandou
The harbour in Bandol

Bandol lies between Marseille and Toulon and is one of the most important beach resorts in the Var department. It is a nice town with a very attractive promenade and a lively marina. Bandol is also one of the oldest wine districts in France. It was the Romans who planted the first vines here, 2550 years ago. Bandol is most well known for its fine...


Bormes-les-Mimosas has been nominated as one of the most flower filled towns in France. Everywhere in the streets there is an abundance of heavily scented flowers in all colours. Bormes is an idyllic little town, set in a semicircle on a hillside.

The old harbour in Cassis
Cassis - Les Calanques

Cassis is a charming fishing port, situated between two large protected nature reserves: Cap Canaille, Europe’s biggest cliff (going directly into the sea) with its 416 metres and les Calanques, the protected rocky coast from Cassis to Marseille. There are twelve narrow deep inlets with crystal clear water. At the bottom of these inlets there are...


Collobrières hides behind pine forests and mighty chestnut trees in the very green massif, Massiv des Maures. The town is well known for its candied chestnuts, marons glacés. Collobrières, is intersected by the river, Real Colloubrier, and is very much worth a stop.

Beach in Fréjus

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a characteristic French promenade with nice, little cafés and a multitude of restaurants, bars and discos, seething with life every night. The marina is the normal meeting point in the evenings, and here there is a really good atmosphere. In Fréjus there are...

Grand Canyon du Verdon - Gorges du Verdon

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is one of Europe’s greatest nature wonders - an outstanding nature experience that one must experience. At the Verdon river, which is cutting 700 metres down into the cliff, one can go hiking, climbing, canoeing and rafting.


Hyères is one of the nicest towns on Côte d’Azur. Hyères offers a very nice old town with beautiful and interesting houses. It is well known for its palm industry - Europe’s biggest. Big boulevards lined with palm trees lead into the town. From Hyères one can see the subtropical islands, Iles d’Or, a true paradise of unspoilt natural scenery....

La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer

La Seyne-sur-Mer is a little seaside resort, set beautifully at the foot of Cap Sicié, west of Toulon. It has a nice old town with old pastel-shaded houses.

Château d'If off Marseille

Marseille is France’s third largest and oldest city and today the country’s most important port. Despite what many people think, Marseille is a most fascinating town. The old port, Vieux port, is an exciting sight with lots of life and numerous restaurants. Here you can eat Marseille’s world famous fish soup, la Bouillabaisse, which is served...


Set in magnificent natural surroundings, 6 km northwest of Toulon. The medieval quarter in Ollioules is well known for its flowery streets and the town’s flower market is the biggest in France. Ollioules lies at the foothills of Le Gros Cerveau, a long mountain range, stretching from Ollioules to Bandol. From here, there are superb panoramas of...

The harbour in Sanary-sur-Mer

A Pleasant holiday resort with a good atmosphere and a multitude of restaurants and cafés. The town is situated approximately 10 km west of La Seyne, at the other side of the peninsula Cap Sicié.

Ste-Maxime seen from above

Ste-Maxime is a fashionable seaside resort in the St-Tropez gulf. In summer, Ste-Maxime is a popular tourist site with lots of attractions including a huge Marineland and a Casino. There are very nice, sandy beaches in the area.


This town has almost grown together with the neighbouring town, Fréjus. Since the middle of the 19th century St-Raphaël has been a popular holiday resort with nice, sandy beaches, marina and good shopping facilities. It was at this place Napoleon landed on his way back from Egypt in 1799, and so did the French- American troupes in 1944. One of...


Originally St-Tropez was a small, humble, fishing village, until Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Sagan and other celebrities discovered the town in the 1950’s and pulled in the whole jet set. In high season (August), around 80,000 tourists arrive at this extraordinary holiday resort. Despite this “big circus” in the summer, the town is definitely...

Toulon seen from above

Toulon is the capital city of the Var department and the French Navy’s biggest port of the Mediterranean, but it is not of great interest, although, it has a nice old town, La Cité, with its labyrinth of winding streets and alleys. The greatest sight, the fort, Tour Beaumont, can be found out of town, on top of the mountain le Faron. A cable car...

Activities in Le Lavandou
  • Restaurants.
  • Pubs.
  • Casino.
  • Night clubs
  • Tennis
  • Summer entertainment
  • Aqualand.
  • Excursions.
  • All sorts of water sports
  • Diving: The location attracts lots of divers
  • Beach activities
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Golf – There are lots of golf courses in the department of Var. Most of the courses can be found on the French golf union’s website. Unfortunately the website is in French. Seek under Guide de golfs and then under the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur: http://www.ffgolf.org/#
Sights in Le Lavandou
  • The big international marina.
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