St. Mandrier sur Mer is a small fishing village across the harbour bay of Toulon, far from highways, busy roads and railways). The village counts around 6.000 happy villagers. The village of St. Mandrier has two different aspects, one, a fishing harbour, the other, is the open sea which is just 800 meters from the apartment, across the peninsula on the other side of the fishing village. We have 2 bakkeries selling super French bread, 2 groceries shops, a butchery, 2 pharmacies, a press and tobacco shop.
Saint Mandrier-sur-Mer is situated 100 meters from the boat station which has a regular line (+/- every 30 minutes) between St. Mandrier and Toulon’s harbour and city centre (a 20 minute single trip for a cost of 1.00 EUR per crossing). Toulon is a large town of about 250.000 people with easy access to the T.G.V. (fast train) and airports (Toulon-Hyères – Marseille or Nice). It is situated 80 kms from St-Tropez on one side and Marseille on the other.
- Hyères-les-Palmiers : 33 km
- Bormes-les-Mimosas : 57 km
- Marseille : 64 km
- St-Tropez : 64 km
- Gorges of the Verdon River : 155 km
- Nice : 164 km
You’ll have the opportunity to watch the famous “petanque” players with their heavy metal balls, as well as the “jouteurs” on their traditional wooden boats, a typically local pastime. In Saint Mandrier and the “Var” region, you will enjoy the “French way of life” at its best
During the summer months there are numerous festivals, fireworks, concerts, folkloric dancing and craft and provincial markets.
The sandy beaches: The closest one is called “Touring” or “Capitainerie” where lifesavers watch all day during July and August. The sailing school is also situated there, and it’s just 100 meters from the apartment. Another sandy beach just three hundred meters away is larger and has a netball field. Between these two beaches there is a scuba diving school. Right across the bay, on the other side of our little harbour there is the “Canon Beach” another cute sandy beach.
There are two shingle beaches in Saint Mandrier, on the open Mediterranean sea, one, called “Coudoulière” is about 800 meters from the apartment and about a kilometre firther, you’ll find the Cavalas shingle Beach. Our waters in St. Mandrier have been awarded with the “Pavillon Bleu” this blue flag which is a token of clear pure waters, free from bacteria. Saint Mandrier is a real favourite place to stroll around the harbour or go for walks on the old custom’s officer’s path, offering wild and gorgeous sceneries, especially at sunrise and sunset. Saint Mandrier also has a cinema with high quality Hi-Fi equipment and 3D projection of the latest films. There are numerous “petanque” playing areas disseminated throughout the village. During the summer months there are numerous activities and shows organised for locals and tourists alike. We’ll of course let you have an agenda of all the happenings during your stay. The apartment is extremely well situated, just close to the harbour on one side and to the beaches on the other side. It is only 100 meters from the Toulon’s ferry departure point. No need to go up the hill with all your beach gear (as is so often the case in Saint Mandrier).
- Sand beach
- Sails school
- Rock beach
- Nombreuse manifestations
- Diver club