|Intercommunality||CA Sud Sainte Baume|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jean-Paul Joseph|
|8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
Bandol (French pronunciation: [bɑ̃dɔl]; Occitan: Bandòu) is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Bandol and the seat of its eponymous commune, was founded in 1595 and built around a small military fort.
The Bandol wine region, located near the coast east of Marseille and Cassis, is one of Provence's most internationally recognized wine regions. Built around the 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 variety 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 and Cinsaut usually filling out the rest of the wine's composition.
- Alain Bombard, scientist
- Alexander Lévy (born 1990), professional golfer
- Louis Lumière, cinematographer
- Paul Ricard, businessman
- Jacques Torres, pastry chef
- Jonny Wilkinson, rugby player
Bandol is twinned with:
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- Homage To Bandol -- Provence's Great Red Wines, Forbes, 9 January 2015
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE