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Beach & Villages

The quiet sandy beach, five minutes away down a tree-lined path, overlooks the famous Fort de Brégançon, the presidential summer retreat. The coastline around Cabasson is unspoilt and has several forest walks.

Le Lavandou (8km) is a seaside resort and has fine sandy beaches. It has a busy yacht marina with fishing boats still plying their trade; a fish market is held there every morning. The seafront is thriving in summer with stalls along the promenade selling arts and crafts. There are many restaurants and the town is a-buzz well into the night. From the marina are regular ferry crossings to the islands of Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant. There is an excellent market every Thursday morning.

Set above the coast in the hills, is the medieval village of Bormes-Les-Mimosas (6.5km), a picturesque cluster of colour-washed houses, covered passageways (coverts) and vaulted interiors. The village takes its name from the abundant bright yellow vanilla-scented mimosas that flower throughout the village in early spring. In summer, the village becomes awash with bougainvillaea and geraniums. From its high perched position, Bormes offers a festival of colours accompanied by fantastic sea views. There is a very good market in Bormes on Wednesday mornings.

There is also a long sandy beach at La Favière (5km), which is the busy seaside area of Bormes, with marina, diving club and plenty of shops and restaurants. La Favière hosts a mimosa festival in February. La Favière has a market Saturday morning and Monday evening in July and August.

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