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Maison 9, Cassis Hotel de la Plage Mahogany, Cassis Hotel Ile Rousse, Bandol Les Fiertes D’Angelina, Cassis Divino, Cassis Hostellerie Bérard, Bandol La Table du Vigneron, Bandol La Grange, Bandol Le Chai Cassidain, Cassis
Sophisticated B&B owned by German interior designer Cynthia Kayser-Maus. Sweeping vineyard views, attractive garden, pool and four delightful rooms, all with private terraces.
Relaxed, summery hotel so close to the sea that it feels like a you’re staying on a boat. Rooms to the front merit their higher price: fall asleep to the sound of breaking waves. The beach is pebbly but good for swimming. www.hotelmahogany.com
Ultra-modern, design-led hotel on one of Bandol’s beaches, recently revamped from top to polished toe. Pros: dreamy sunset views and a serious thalassotherapy spa. Cons: expensive.
This is a welcome change from all the touristy port-side restaurants in Cassis. Recently overhauled, the Angelina teams well-judged, modern Provençal food with a short but carefully crafted wine list.
Small wine bar-cum-shop near the harbour, run by ex-sommelier Philippe Bellac. Good selection of local and other wines by the glass or bottle, plus excellent charcuterie.
Joining his chef father René in 2006 to win a Michelin star, Jean-François Bérard (pictured right with his father) has brought a lightness of touch to the dishes served in the superb restaurant of this comfortable hotel in La Cadière d’Azur. My best Provence meal in ages. Cookery classes, wine tours, spa.
Charming, sophisticated and elegant restaurant at the Domaine de Terrebrune winery. Dishes are based on fresh, local produce, much of it organic. Open for lunch and dinner all year (by no means the norm in Provence).
In the village of Le Beausset north of Bandol, this cosy, rustic restaurant is in a converted old forge. Top-quality beef and lamb, locally sourced and simply grilled, are the perfect foil for savoury Bandol reds.
Wines from all 12 Cassis domaines are on sale here. Come apéritif time, the shop morphs into a pleasant little wine bar.
Oenothèque des Vins de Bandol, Bandol
Spacious new shop on the seafront, selling the wines of almost all Bandol’s 50-plus producers at cellar door prices. Well-trained staff.
Maison 9, Cassis
Hotel de la Plage Mahogany, Cassis
Hotel Ile Rousse, Bandol
Les Fiertes D’Angelina, Cassis
Hostellerie Bérard, Bandol
La Table du Vigneron, Bandol
La Grange, Bandol
Le Chai Cassidain, Cassis
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