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Ile de Bendor, Bandol
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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.Arrange to visit Ile de Bendor and other attractions in Bandol using our Bandol tour planner.
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2 minutes de traversée depuis Bandol et on se retrouve sur l'ile de Bendor. Faire le tour de l'île à pied, admirer les superbes paysages sur la Méditerannée, le tout sous le soleil avec un peu de vent... read more »2-minute crossing from Bandol and meet on the island of Bendor. Do the tour of the island on foot, admire the beautiful landscapes on the Mediterranean, all under the Sun with a little wind, very niceshow original
Je me suis rendue sur l'île de Bendor à l'occasion du festival New Romance. Cet endroit est merveilleux. Les bâtiments sont très beaux.I was on the island of Bendor, on the occasion of the festival New Romance. This place is wonderful. The buildings are very beautiful.show original
L'île de Bendor sera toujours éternelle, la petite traversée de 8mn entre les quais de Bandol et ceux de Bendor, vous permet dès votre arrivée de découvrir un décor digne du téléfilm "Le Prisonnier". ... read more »The island of Bendor will be always eternal, the little crossing of eight minutes between platforms of Bandol and those of Bendor, allows you upon arrival to discover a setting worthy of the telefilm "The prisoner". An architecture on a human scale, recalling the Côte d'Azur to once, a jagged side as in Britain which we toured in a time reveling in the landscape overlooking the La Ciotat Eagle beak and the coast. Two coffees and 4 restaurants to relax, finally cracks small and two small beaches well appointed to end the day.show original
C. BraSuperb views over the Bay of Bandolshow original
Léa BENCOILThe strength of this island. ..show original
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