What to do in Bandol and the surrounding area?

The Bel Ombra hotel is ideally located 300 m. from the port and the Renecros beach, but it is also the starting point for many activities. From the port, you can set sail and visit the island of Embiez, the emblematic island of Porquerolles, or the famous creeks of Cassis. The Bel Ombra hotel is located 20 minutes from the Castellet circuit.

Bandol wines

The Bandol vineyard is a delight for the eyes and the taste buds. Discover the 1,600 hectares of vines, all in terraces. The wines of the Bandol appellation are driven by the passion and know-how of each winegrower who works his vines with delicacy and gentleness. Meet its passionate winegrowers during your stay in our 2-star hotel in Bandol. You can easily reach one of the many wine routes from Hotel Bel Ombra.

Activities in the heart of nature

To find yourself surrounded by nature during your stay in our hotel in Bandol, we recommend that you take the coastal path. This walk is a must, you will pass by the most beautiful places in the region and you will get superb views of the sea, the port and the Mediterranean nature.

We invite thrill-seekers to the Bandol nautical base, where you can practice parasailing, jet-skiing, water skiing and flyboarding.

The island of Embiez

From Bandol, take the boat and in a few minutes crossing, you will be on the hidden paradise of the Var, the island of Embiez. On this island, belonging to the Paul Ricard Islands, you can indulge in idleness on a fine sandy beach, stroll in the creeks, take the little train to discover the island, rent a bike, take a diving course, visit one of the island's museums and walk around the village of creators.

Le Castellet

Le Castellet is a charming medieval village in the heart of Provence. You will enter this village through one of the two fortified gates, which will plunge you into another era. You will be charmed by the small streets, artisan shops and traditional restaurants. One of the key activities to do during your visit to Le Castellet is to attend a car race on the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet. Find out about current events.

La Cadière d'Azur

A few kilometers from our quiet hotel in Bandol, discover the village of La Cadière d'Azur. This charming village is perched on a cliff which overlooks the Bandol vineyards and is surrounded by pine forests. Stroll through the narrow and steep streets of the city center to discover the rich medieval past of La Cadière d'Azur. We advise you to discover the fountains, the clock tower, the remains of the ramparts and the Saint-André church.

The creeks of Cassis

On foot or by boat, reach the famous creeks of Cassis, which perfectly combine green nature, a golden beach and turquoise water. Visit these exceptional natural places that will make you travel: Port-Miou, Port-Pin and En-Vau. After a beautiful walk, more or less steep in the middle of nature, you will reach its little corners of paradise.


Visit one of the largest cities in the Var, Toulon. It will charm you with its different landscapes, monuments, history and neighborhoods. To get a superb point of view, we invite you to meet on Mont Faron, to discover the joys of living by the sea, make yourself comfortable on the beach, in the bars or restaurants of Mourillon, for cultural outings, visit the museums of Toulon, and for shopping, stroll through the streets of the city center, the Place de la Liberté and the Rue des Arts.