Castellet Activities and tourism

Sightseeing in the region

A few minutes from the shores of the Mediterranean, from the Calanques National Park, Le Castellet, a medieval village located at the top of a hill offers a breathtaking view of the Sainte-Baume massif as well as the vineyards and estates below that produce excellent wines labelled Bandol AOC.

Like an atmospher of Provence escaping the stains of time...

The Hôtel & Spa du Castellet is the ideal starting point to discover the sumptuous panorama of South of the Sainte-Baume. It's a country with hills, a sun land where abrupt massifs and the Mediterranean merge, un a colored mixture of purple, green, ochre and blue. With thises cities and villages where the water, the ground and the sun are signed a spendor pact. Le Castellet, la Cadière d'Azur, Evenos, Sanary-sur-mer, Bandol, le Beausset, Saint-Cyr-sur-mer...
It's a country of  meetings and conviviality within an authentic setting, a relaxed rythm of life with odors of pastis, of lavender exalted by the sun, games of petanque in the village squares, sinners return from the port... A wanderful maner to discovering the nature, the culture, the story, the greed, to living new sensations at your rythm and according yours desires, on the SOuth Provence Sainte Baume destination.

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Unmissable activities

Take advantage of your stay at the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet to practise numerous activities:

Karting on the circuit Paul Ricard
Helicopter flights
Scuba diving
water-skiing
Sail
Horse riding
VTT
Hiking

For more informations, you can contact our conciergerie service : conciergerie@hotelducastellet.com

Tastings & wine tourism

  • Wine tastings : 
    Chef Sommelier Romain Ambrosi invite you to discover regional wines during a tasting of about 1 hour. This activity is offered on site at the hotel, in the gardens, weather permitting.
     
  • Honey tasting at the Oratoire honey farm :
    Come and discover the fascinating world of bees in an enchanting setting with the heady scents of honey, wax and gingerbread. An exciting gourmet stopover not to be missed! Comb honey, fresh pollen, pastries, jams and "homemade" nougat.
    Contact: Miellerie de l’oratoire +33 (0)4 94 32 65 78

     
  • Visit and taste olive oils at the Moulin de Partégal : 
    Near Toulon, Le Moulin du Partégal welcomes you for a visit to Provence. In a landscape of garrigue and olive trees, you will discover the secrets of olive oil production. Such a visit would not be complete without tasting the mill's specialities, whose oil was awarded the Gold Medal of the Concours Général Agricole Paris 2014-2015.
    Contact: Moulin du Partégal +33 (0)4 94 48 48 85
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  • Visit a wine-growing estate and picnic :
    Ideally located in the heart of Bandol's most beautiful wine estates, take the opportunity to organize a visit with a wine tasting followed by a picnic prepared by us.

     
  • Meeting with producers :
    Head off with Chef Christophe Bacquié to meet our best local producers. An opportunity to discover the riches of the land while sharing a moment of conviviality.
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Beach, sea port and activities

  • The seaside resorts Bandol and Sanary-sur-mer :
    Sanary is a lovely little fishing port. The facades of its houses line up nicely along the quays reserved for the famous pointus - traditional small fishing boats. Bandol and its port are lively all year round thanks to the shops, restaurants and the casino. Take the opportunity to stroll through the Provençal markets.
    Contact: Bandol Tourist Office +33 (0)4 94 29 41 35
     
  • The Coves of Cassis
     
  • Water activities :
    Jet-ski, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding... many activities are available at the seaside resorts of Bandol or St-Cyr-sur-mer.
     
  • The îles d’or at Hyères-les-Palmiers :
    They are called the Golden Islands and they bear their name well. Three pearls of natural beauty, but also three characters to discover. Will you prefer the white sandy beaches of Porquerolles, long family bike rides with efforts to be rewarded by a good ice cream in the village square? Or will you choose the steep and wild island of Port-Cros for its hiking trails and exploration of its seabeds? And last but not least, the amazing Ile du Levant, its naturist village and the natural reserve of arbutus shrubs....
    Contact: Hyères Tourist Office +33 (0)4 94 01 84 50
     
  • Toulon and its military port :
    If Toulon is known in the world for its major military naval base, the influence of the Port du Levant also depended on the rise of its civilian port. Before venturing out onto the water, the port offers a beautiful walk, ideal for discovering Toulon's historical heritage. Take the opportunity to discover the Provençal market open every morning (except Monday) in the city centre.
    Contact: Les Bateliers de la Côte d'Azur Toulon +33 (0)4 94 93 07 56

Picturesque villages & larger towns

  • Discover the medieval village of Le Castellet :
    Proudly attached to its hill, Le Castellet is a medieval village with the appearance of a Provençal nativity scene. Here reign sweetness of life and the accent of the South so dear to Marcel Pagnol who filmed "la femme du boulanger" (The Baker's Wife) here. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage, a preserved natural environment, its craftsmen and the quality of its restaurants, Le Castellet is labelled "Station Verte" (green resort).
    Contact: Tourist Office +33 (0)4 94 32 79 13

     
  • The village of La Cadière d'Azur
    La Cadière d'Azur has the charm of those still authentic Provençal villages with its flowery streets steeped in history. Come and stroll here and enjoy the view overlooking the famous and renowned Bandol vineyard (AOC).
    Contact: Tourist Office on +33 (0)4 94 90 12 56
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  • Discover Aix-en-Provence :
    Read Aix like an open book, not overlooking its hidden attractions, discover its hidden scenery, be passionate about its prestigious past, its architecture, its heritage, its monuments, enter private mansions, enjoy surprising anecdotes, walk in the footsteps of Cézanne.... This is what you will find offered by the qualified guides accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as well as street storytellers.
    Contact: Tourist Office - +33 (0)4 42 16 11 61

     
  • Marseille - City of art and culture
    The City of Marseille has more than one wonder to share with you. With its 26 centuries of existence, it combines tradition and modernity: Notre-Dame de La Garde, la Canebière, le Vieux-Port, le MUCEM, la Cathédrale de la Major etc.
    Marseille Tourisme offers you an itinerary of about 2 hours 26 minutes for your express visit. Discover the warmest, most friendly places

Hiking and cycling

  • Hiking on the Siou Blanc Plateau
    Located between the communes of Le Beausset and Signes, the Siou-Blanc Plateau is a privileged walking area that is very popular with hiking enthusiasts. In a landscape typical of rural Provence in the western Var, you can walk, ride a horse or mountain bike and enjoy the natural and cultural riches of this plateau thanks to nine hiking routes.
     
  • The Sainte-Baume Massif
    There are many hiking trails to visit the Sainte-Baume and its exceptional forest. Like Lourdes, it is a major place of pilgrimage. Saint Louis, on his return from the Crusade, two popes and Louis XIV came here. A hostelry run by Dominican nuns and monks welcomes pilgrims to the foot of the massif.
    Contact: La Provence verte - +33 (0)4 94 72 04 21

Miscellaneous

  • Speleology
    Head off on search of the grottos and caverns of a mysterious Provence. Departure from Signes (10 min. from the hotel)
     
  • Zip lines
    Enjoy one of the largest adventure parks in Europe, le Royaume des Arbres (the Kingdom of the Trees), located in Le Castellet.
     
  • Trips on horseback
    Discover the Provençal landscapes on horseback, a horse guide will accompany you on the paths crossing the pine forest and the garrigue in a friendly ambience.
     
  • E-Mountainbikes
    Set off in a team to discover the routes of Le Castellet. An extraordinary and unforgettable way to travel in the Var hinterland, all at the same pace, whatever your fitness level.