Coves in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
CALANQUE DE LA GALERE
The cove of La Galère is between Bandol and the cove of Port d’Alon : a nice place for bathe or relax, you will be surprised by the amazing view on the littoral. Enjoy clear water and discover marine fauna and flora ( approximately 35 minutes walk from the campsite).
CALANQUE DU PORT D’ALON DE SAINT-CYR-SUR-MER
At only 3.5 km from the 4 stars Clos Ste Thérèse campsite , between Bandol and Madrague port, the small cove of Port d’Alon is a lovely place : A rock beach, shadowy with pine trees, This pleasant area sould be appreciate by all the family. There are a lot of rocks where you can enjoy the sun.
Beaches in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
BEACH LES LECQUES A SAINT-CYR-SUR-MER
This beach is situed less than 4.5km from the Clos Ste Thérèse campsite. Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer has a long and large sandy beach of 2km. Les lecques is the ideal beach for all the family beacause the sea isn’t deap, it’s during the summer season. You can walk on “La promenade rose” where there a lot of bars, restaurants,and shops where you should taste an ice cream. Children will be happy with the area for them. The beach has a vollyball field, a petanque court and you have the possiblity of try a lot of different aquatic and nautical activities.
BEACH LA MADRAGUE A SAINT-CYR-SUR-MER
The sandy beach La Madrague is the most accomodate for children : a special area for children, supervised during the summer season. This beatch has a lot of possibility for try nautical activities. La Madrague has an exceptionnal panorama on the gulf.
BEACHES IN BANDOL
The bay of Bandol has a lot of sandy beaches and rocky beaches : Plage du Casino, Plage Central, Renecros, Plage d’Eden Roc, plage du Capelan, Plage de L’Anglaise. The beach La plage des Engaviers of Bandol is the wildest of the seaside ressort, in front of L’île Rousse.
PLAGES DE SANARY-SUR-MER
The beach La Plage Dorée is located on Route de Bandol , at 5km from Clos Ste Thérèse campsite. La Plage Dorée is situed alongside the beach Le Lido. Both of these beaches formed the biggest beach of Sanary-sur-Mer. La Plage Dorée has a restaurant and you have the possibility of rent a deckchair. Sanary-sur-Mer has a lot of sandy or rocky beaches : The beach Portissol, the beach La Baie de Cousse, the beach La Gorguette, La plage du Levant or Le Littoral Préservé, spreading on 8km, where there are amazing preserved scenary.
Trail near the camping Clos Ste Thérèse
LE SENTIER DU LITTORAL
The trail Le Sentier du Littoral begin in the port of La Madrague in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. It goes to the cove Port d’Alon and ends to Bandol. You will discover the most beautiful sand beach of the Var and a magnificient panorama with magical daylight. You have the choice to do all the trail from Bandol to Saint-cyr-sur-mer (5h walk) or do the half from Bandol to Port d’Alon or from Port d’Alon to La Madrague (2H30 walk).
LA DUNE DE SABLE
It’s one of the most surprising place of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer : You have an amazing panorama of the sandy beach Les Lecques. The Mistral wind bring the sand from the littoral and you will climb a sandy hill. It’s a easy trail of 45min walk.
LE SENTIER DES VIGNES
Le sentier des vignes is a easy trail in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. You are going to discover La Bastide de la Narlette, the Bandol vineyard, olive trees and all the mediteranean flora :From the agricultural heritage, built or natural to the discover of mediterranean landscapes, you will be astonished about this atypical trail. You need 1hour walk for do this 4km.
Village of Provence : Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, Bandol, Cassis, Sanary-sur-Mer, la Cadière d’Azur, le Castellet.
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is a lovely village close to the sea. Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer has amazing landscape with its beaches, trails, coves of Port d’Alon. Don’t froget to visit the new port of Les Lecques and the little port of La Madrague, a mediterreanean leisure port, with bars, restaurants and shops.
The bay of Bandol is the natural jewellery box of this provincial village , which has been able to conserve its authenticity , its charm, with its particular light , its colours, its smells of Provence, its local cuisine and way of life. Its diverse sandy, pebbley and creek beaches for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to taste the famous Bandol wine (to be consumed with moderation).
Sanary-sur-Mer, authentic shipping port , situated at theœheart of Provence, between Marseille and Toulon, welcomes you in summer as in winter with its provincial tradition and softness of life. And its magnificent and immense artisanal night market every night in July and August. Idea for a family : you can visit the little Zoo in Sanary-sur-Mer.
LA CADIERE D’AZUR
La Cadière D’Azur is a provincial villages, located on a hill, in front of the village Le Castellet. It’s an authentic village with flowery roads and full of history. Surronded by pines forest and the famous Bandol wine (to be consumed with moderation).
Le Castellet a lovely medieval village surronded by plains and wineyard hills. Le Castellet is well-know for the ensemble of diverse artisanal activities (weaving, pottery, fabric painting, copperworks,…). Le Castellet is also famous for its circuit Paul Ricard where a lot of big competition take place.
Cassis is a beautiful seaside station tucked at the bottom of an impressive cliff, La route des Crêtes from Cassis to La Ciotat is impressive for the whole length of the Soubeyranes cliffs. It overlooks the sea and offers a breathtaking panorama. Cassis is famous for its immense rocky inlets which majestically overlook the sea up to Marseille. Considered by amateur climbers as a major site, the rocky inlets offer all kinds of walks: from the quietest to the sportiest. 160 km of trails are signposted . You can also discover the Cassis coves by the sea, the ballad will be memorable : http://atlantide1.com/
On the Provençale coast, Six-Fours-les-Plages is a sportif and seaside destination. You should visit Le Brusc, a little typical fishing port and L’île du Gaou, located alongside Le Brusc and in front of L’île des Embiez. It’s a lovely place with very intimate creeks. You should walk on the trail for go on the peak Notre-Dmae-du-Mai (1h walk, 2.4km). The 360° is one of the most beautiful of La Côte d’Azur. You should do this trip very early in the morning or for the sunset where the light of the sun on the mountains are amazing.
Islands to discover
ILE DES EMBIEZ
Situated opposite the little port of Brusc, L’île des Embiez has belonged to the Paul RICARD family since 1958. This is a renowned international location for boaters, windsurfers, divers and lovers of the sea. Coves and rocky inlets, rocks carved by the sea, limpid undersea depths. You will access by boat from Sanary-Sur-Mer or Six-Fours-Les-Plages.
ILE DE PORQUEROLLES
L’île de Porquerolles, 20min boat from Hyères. On this piece of paradise, with paths edged with pine and eucalyptus, you’ll come across only bikes and walkers. With over 54 km of signposted trails, the island offers many possibilities to hikers, as well as walkers which take you to the lighthouse, the coastal circuits of the Notre Dame plain or the Langoustier coast. You should rent a bike ( or electric bike !) for take full advantage of the isle and its amazing and natural landscape.
ILE DE PORT-CROS
L’île de Port-Cros, National Park is 30 minutes by boat from Lavandou. It can only be discovered by foot. With 30 km of signposted trails, this island will astound you, if you know where to stop and let yourself be overwhelmed by natural beauty. There is trail for everyone : Le sentier des Plantes (45min walk, to discover flora), Le Circuit des Crêtes (3hours walk, to discover fauna), Circuit Port-Man (4hours walk), Le Vallon de la Solitude (1hour, to discover footprint of human activities on the isles), The underwater trail (35min, you need to bring palm, mask, snorkel : to discover protected marine life).
VALLON DES AUFFES : A small Mediterranean traditional and typical fishing port, picturesque in Marseille
LES GOUDES : The presence of the Goudes makes no concession for its beauty. « » A rocky decor which is abrupt, immense and worn away, with sparse vegetation, but with a truly splendid deep sea for them and for the visitors, numerous restaurants and bars dress their tables with the shade from a parasol. Starting point for hikers, almost 145 km of trails are marked out in an area of savage beauty .
CALLELONGUE : Tiny fjord situated at the edge of the world, Callelongue is the most set back port of Marseille and the starting point for long walks on the rocky inlets, hiding the little ports of Sormiou and Morgiou.
NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE : After having gone up to Notre Dame de la Garde, patron of sailors,ôrising 162m above sea level, you can visit l’Estaque via the roads of C zanne or la Treille at the foot of the Pagnol columns.
CHATEAU D’IF : From here , the castle housed numerous prisoners, real and imaginary.
LA VALLEE DE ST PONS
The beauty of the site and historical wealth of the monuments make this park a classic weekend with the family. Right from the entrance to the park, we can see the ruins of an old paper factory, irrigated by the canal. Higher up, in a meadow on the left, you can admire the chapel of St. Martin, old Parish Church of Gemenos le Vieux. Continuing to rise among the ferns, the chestnuts, the maples and cedars, you will come to face the mossy waterfall of the old mill.
The Massif de la Sainte-Baume is a limestone wall rising more than 1100 m above sea level and develops from East to West for 14km. This impressive rocky barrier gets its name from a cave (baumo in the native language) which sheltered Saint Marie-Madeleine at the end of her life. La Sainte Baume is amongst, as are St Victoire mountain and Mont Ventoux, among the sacred mountains of Provence.
MARKET IN PROVENCE
In Provence, markets are a tradition. Colors, smells and smiles ensure the cultural choc. Days of markets in Provence : Tuesday : Bandol / Wednesday : Sanary-sur-Mer / Thursday : La Cadière d’Azur / Friday : Le Beausset / Samedi : Six-Fours-les-Plages / Sunday : Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. Night markets : All nigth in July and August : Sanary-sur-Mer, Bandol, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, La Ciotat, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cassis.
To visit: Toulon (Mont Faron and its Zoo) /Gemenos / Evenos / La Ciotat (les calanques de Figuerolles, le parc Muguel, lîle verte), le beausset vieux, gorges d’Ollioules. ect.
Activities : Aquatic and nautical activities (sailing, scuba diving, flippered excusrsion, kayak, paddle, water ski, jet ski, fly board, parasailing, rental of boat,…) – Bandol, Six-Fours-les-plages, Saint-Cyr-sur-mer / Atlantide (visit of Cassis and Marseille coves by boat) – Bandol et Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer /Accrobranche – Le castellet, Aqualand – Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer /Park of La Coudoulière, ideal for children – Six-Fours-les-Plages / Karting – Six-Fours-Les-Plages / OK Corral – Cuges-Les-Pins / Golf – Bandol and mini-golf – Sanary-sur-Mer.
In case of rain: Minotopia (for children) – Six-Fours-les-Plages / National navy museum – Toulon / Santons de Provence – Aubagne / Gallo-Romain Tauroentum museum – Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer /A tour and tasting about the Bandol wine (to be consumed with moderation) / Cinema – Bandol, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, Sanary-sur-mer and Six-Fours-Les-Plages.