The charming resort of Sanary-sur-Mer, all pink and white, is popular at every season. It started attracting a large number of non-French artists at the turn of the century, and reached its popularity zenith in the 30s with many exiled German artists seeking refuge in France (Thomas & Heinrich Mann, Stefan Zweig,..).
You will enjoy strolling through this peaceful little town and smart port bordered by palm-trees, before adventuring in the pedestrian streets full of shops. Settled on a top wooded hill above the now famous vineyards of Bandol, the medieval village of Le Castellet is a remarkable stronghold with well preserved ramparts offering an attractive view inland towards Ste-Baume.
After a short guided walking tour of its old streets passing by many houses dating from the 17 and 18C as well as the carefully restored 12C church and the 11C castle, you’ll get some free time for browsing in the local art and craft workshops of the town.