The villages is comprised of three hamlets: Castellet village, Le Brulat, le Plan du Castellet et Sainte-Anne du Castellet. Le Castellet is a medieval fortress built atop a hill more than 250m high.
Built around a medival castle, it is notable for its paved streets lined with old houses. As in many similar antique villages, there are many artisanal merchants.
Remparts with double doors
The vestiges of the fortified center and the doors are classified and inscribed M.H. By the law of 6 July -193920
The medieval castle of Le Castellet dates from the 12th – 18th century and belongs to the village. The town hall is situated there. It is a classified historical monument. In the Old Castle, on a plateau of 152m the hamlet extends 1000m2. It was founded in the middle of the 12th century (1151 at the limit of the Beausset territory). It has been included the general inventory of the cultural patrimony since 2002.
Bandol is a seaside resort. There are several sand beaches, white limestone cliffs and natural inlets where you can wander along hillside pines, willows and nivriers.
In its pleasure boat port, there are more than 1500 boats of all sizes and kinds: yachts, sailboats, tuna boats and trawlers.
The clarity of the sea and the bounty of its marine foundation are sought after by amateur scuba divers.
This beautiful seaside resort nestled at the foot of an impressive cliff (Cap Canaille), Cassis has a picturesque port and quays bordered by cafes and restaurants where visitors love to stroll and laze about. The road that joins Cassis with La Ciotat runs along the crest of the Soubeyranes cliffs. It overlooks the sea and offers exceptional views. Cassis is famous for its immense white limestone cliffs (Les Calanques) that line the sea to Marseille.
Considered a must-do by amateur rock climbers, Les Calanques offers all kinds of hikes, from the easiest to the most challenging. There are 160km of cleared paths.
You can also discover the cliffs from the sea, by boat, an unforgettable excursion.
Sanary sur Mer
Between sea and countryside, today's Sanary happily melds landscape and countryside with tradition. Its charm is uniquely provencal, with narrow shaded squares and streets, “pointus” and traditional boats anchored in the port, walled terraces where grapevines and olive trees grow, scented by rosemary and almond blossoms...But Sanary is much more than an enchanting frame. Its main attraction is the art of community living – that is what makes up its soul.
From the 16th century citadel to the fishing village of the early 20th century, the first city liberated during the embarqement of Provence has become since the 1950s an internationally renowned seaside resort on the Riviera thanks to its new wave artists community, then by its bohemians and most recently by its European and American Jet Set vacationers as well as star-gazers and tourists in search of an authentic provencal setting.
Les îles de porquerolles
Porquerolles is the biggest of three golden isles in the gulf of Hyeres.
7km long and 3km wide, it is the most visited and populated island.
It is situated on the same parallel as the Corsican cape, and so enjoys the same privileged clime: Virtually uninterrupted sun (more than 300 sunny days each year), mild winters (rarely going below freezing temps) and warm summers deliciously refreshed by the sea air, more information ...
After passing by the port (where you can rent a bike or get a map at the tourist office) you arrive at the village with its large square and beautiful church, bordered by merchants and the shaded terraces of cafes and restaurants.
Sublime landscapes can be found here.
To the north, three superb beaches offer white sand, gently sloped coasts and exceptionally pristine water. To the south, the cliffs descend to sea level, with a steep background of limestone cliffs, peninsula, gorges, capes and small mountains. You can admire wild nature and terrain from the lighthouse, where the view extends 360 degrees on the island and the sea...it takes your breath away.