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Panoramic view of the Bay of Bandol from Sanary (left)
to Bendor and Bandol (right)
(photo Jean-Marc Lofficier)

The colorful seaport of Bandol, west of Toulon, is a lovely place. Visit the island of Bendor just outside its harbor.  Take a boat for the Calanques de Cassis

Photos of Bandol's Harbor
(photos by Jean-Marc Lofficier)

Photo by Randy Lofficier

Walk through the old town.  Shop at its open-air produce market.  Buy some of the local wine. 

Photos of Bandol's Market
(photos by Jean-Marc Lofficier)

(photo by Jean-Marc Lofficier)

Our favorite restaurant is Le Caveau, 2 Rue Pons, a small street to the left of the Cathedral. (photo above)

We LOVE this restaurant. It's family-owned and operated. It combines traditional French Provencal dishes with some nice Italian specialties, including something that I've never had anywhere else: gnocchetti in the Sardinian style. They're not potato gnocchi, but are made with semolina flour and served in a sauce of butter and crushed hazelnuts. Just thinking about it makes me hungry!
Telephone: 04-94-29-49-79.