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Viaduct in Bandol
Viaduct in Bandol
Coat of arms of Bandol
Coat of arms
Bandol is located in France
Coordinates: 43°08′00″N 5°45′00″E / 43.1333°N 5.75°E / 43.1333; 5.75Coordinates: 43°08′00″N 5°45′00″E / 43.1333°N 5.75°E / 43.1333; 5.75
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton Ollioules
 • Mayor Christian Palix
Area1 8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,765
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83009 / 83150
Elevation 0–221 m (0–725 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bandol is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

In 1595 the city of Bandol, seat of its eponymous commune, was built around a small military fort.

The Bandol wine region of France, located near the coast east of Marseille and Cassis, is one of Provence’s most internationally recognized wine regions. Built around the fishing village of Bandol, west of Toulon, the Bandol AOC covers the production of 8 communes with silicon & limestone soils. Those soils and the warm, coastal climate are ideally suited for the late ripening Mourvèdre grape which is the major varietal of the region. For both the red and rosé wines, Mourvèdre must account for at least 50% of the blend, though most producers will use significantly more, with Grenache & Cinsaut usually filling out the rest of the wine’s composition.

Notable residents[edit]

Dr. Alain Bombard,

Mr. Paul Ricard fondateur des Pastis Ricard

Alexander Lévy, professional golfer

International relations[edit]

Bandol is twinned with:

See also[edit]


Homage To Bandol -- Provence's Great Red Wines[edit]