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Ile de Bendor, Bandol
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The Île de Bendor is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located 300m off the coast from the commune of Bandol, in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in south eastern France. It was bought and subsequently developed by the industrialist Paul Ricard in 1950. The island has a surface area of 0.08 km2, with a coastline of 1.5 km. The island is 17m high at its highest point. A frequent daily ferry service runs to the island from Bandol.FacilitiesThe island has a main hotel, the Hotel Delos, five restaurants, an artists village, boutiques, an art gallery and two museums: the Universal Exposition of Wines and Spirits (Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux, EUVS) and the Museum of Ricard Advertising Objects. The both museums were built by Ricard, admittance is free, but they are open during July and August only.Sporting amenities include tennis courts, water sports facilities, a diving club and a marina. The marina is the smallest on the Côte d'Azur, with a surface area of just 2.8 km2.HistoryIn 1950 the island was bought by the industrialist Paul Ricard (1909-1997) the founder of Ricard, the pastis manufacturer. At the time of Ricard's purchase the sole inhabitant of the island was a sheep. Ricard also bought the Île des Embiez in 1958, located nearby off the coast of Six-Fours-les-Plages.
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  • We went on the island brought to the island with zodiac. The price of the crossing is prohibitive: €13 for 5-10 minutes of crossing!... For those who swim properly it is easy to reach the beach of Bendor to swim from the parking lot after the stage (250-300 m). Otherwise the island was completely concreted and no longer has the charm. Avoid you astray in a restaurant of Bendor: overpriced and more than any. But nevertheless one can only admire the splendid landscapes.
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  • Fast crossing on an island where everything is closed. This leaves the island bird and the 4 other passengers of the boat. Damage than the luxury casting by the Ricard family complex he is 1/2 century at least either abandonment, beautiful ballad in the Sun to see the Embiez off the coast and also the coast
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  • First, I would like to talk about the captain who took us on this beautiful island, who waited for us to ship and we paid only upon our return to the dock, a parenthesis in this man very very friendly thank you! Island is a jewel creeks and the path is idyllic but happiness for the eyes.. .easy on the eyes discovered exotic, few people besides given the period, the island was us... to see without concession to 7 minutes from the port
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  • Sublime endroit
  • A little gem.
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  • It is a very beautiful island for walking
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  • Dear shuttle but very nice and quiet place
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  • beautiful
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