Le Lavandou, formerly a district of Bormes les Mimosas, is our closest neighboring town! Once a small fishing port, it is now a famous seaside resort in the Var. Apart from its 12 fine sandy beaches, the town offers you beautiful walks: by sea from its marina or on foot through its neighborhoods.

Sea side

Le Lavandou beckons visitors with its stunning coastline, boasting 12 distinct beaches that cater to various preferences. From secluded rocky coves to expansive stretches of golden sand, each beach possesses its own unique character and allure. Whether you seek tranquility or vibrant water sports, Le Lavandou has it all. Explore the crystal-clear waters through exhilarating boat trips, paddleboarding, kayaking, or experience the thrill of parasailing. Alternatively, you can bask in the sun and unwind on the warm sands. For an idyllic coastal stroll, embark on the scenic coastal path linking Le Lavandou to the captivating Pointe du Gouron, seamlessly connecting with the coastal path in Bormes les Mimosas.

Wild beaches in a green setting

On the land side

Beyond the shoreline, Le Lavandou unveils an array of land-based activities to captivate your senses. Embark on picturesque walks or invigorating bike rides, allowing you to immerse yourself in the region’s breathtaking landscapes. Hiking enthusiasts can venture into the magnificent Maures massif, where panoramic vistas of the bay and the nearby islands of Levant and Port-Cros await.

To uncover the town’s rich history in an engaging and entertaining manner, hop aboard the tourist train, available from February to November. Another captivating option is the “Chemin des Peintres” (Path of the Painters), leading you through the charming Saint-Clair district, which inspired numerous neo-impressionist painters and writers. Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Villa Théo art center, which regularly hosts intriguing exhibitions.

Exploring Le Lavandou also unveils a treasure trove of local wonders. The Restanques de Saint-Clair, historically significant terraced fields, showcase the area’s agricultural heritage and were once used for cultivating early fruits and flowers. For a delightful experience suitable for all ages, the exotic mini-golf course awaits, adorned with enchanting waterfalls, artificial caves, and lush greenery. Challenge yourself on the two unique courses and immerse yourself in a whimsical atmosphere. Lastly, for culinary enthusiasts, the Lavandou market is an absolute delight. Every Thursday morning, it bursts to life with a vibrant tapestry of colors, showcasing an abundance of Provençal flavors and local delicacies.

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