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If your trip to Bandol is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.
Plan a stop at Dolce Fregate Provence Golf Course. It's one attraction you'll usually find on many visitors' must-do lists. If you still have some space on that itinerary, Golf Dolce Frégate and Ile de Bendor will keep you busy as well.
More fun and adventure is right around the corner, so fasten that seat belt! Travel 19 miles down the road and swing by Place Massillon and Parc St-Bernard. You'll discover these wonderful attractions in Hyeres. Marseille, 22 miles away, is another road-trip destination that's worth the drive. Take a look around Chateau dIf and Notre-Dame de la Garde, two great sights in the area.
There's nothing quite like dropping the car window and feeling the cool sea air in your hair while you're driving beside the sea. Pack some yummy sandwiches and spend a few hours basking in the sun at one of the magnificent beaches near Bandol. Picturesque options include:
Whether you're heading away solo or with the whole family, CarRentals.com will help you find the best wheels for your Bandol adventure. A compact car is an ideal option if you plan to spend lots of time downtown. Inexpensive and dependable, these cars will take you here, there and everywhere with ease. If you feel like splashing out, take a peek at our special rental category. You're certain to find something that'll spark some envious glances. Got the kids in tow? A spacious full-size car should tick all the boxes.
There's loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in Bandol. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to economy rides that are a snap to park, you'll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on how much you want to spend and where you plan to go. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need much more than an engine and four wheels. The choice is yours.
When driving somewhere you've never been before, you should have a clear understanding of the local traffic laws. Here's what you'll need to know to hop behind the wheel in Bandol with confidence:
You'll have to stick to the right when driving in Bandol. In addition, take some extra care if it's your first time in the driver's seat here. Once you're familiar with how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
One terrific thing about motoring around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won't have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 8,500, you can expect a smooth Bandol driving experience.
It can be difficult to locate a car space in Bandol. Once you nab one, make sure you pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit or leaving the car in a no-standing zone can leave a big hole in your vacation budget.
Most residential zones in Bandol have a 50 km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits usually range between 50 km/h and 130 km/h.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may forward your contact details to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Var.
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is not allowed while driving around Bandol. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to stay focused on the road.
While driving in Bandol, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. Thinking of having one or two drinks while you're out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Bandol. However, first you must completely stop the car. Proceed only when you know the lane you are turning into is clear.
If your trip to Bandol is all locked in but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
Plan a stop at Villa des Flo. It's one sight you'll find on most visitors' to-do lists. If you still have space on your itinerary, Atlantide1, promenades en mer, calanques de Cassis, Porquerolles and Ile de Bendor will keep you entertained, as well.
Make sure the gas tank is full, because there are a few good reasons to explore beyond Bandol. They include Tour des Templiers in Hyeres — a tempting road-trip destination just 19 miles away. Place Massillon is another popular attraction.
Fill the gas tank, fire up the engine and get ready to feel the salty sea air in your hair. Bandol is home to some beautiful stretches of coastline, such as:
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No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and freedom like your own set of wheels. Whatever the reason for your jaunt to Bandol, CarRentals.com has a great selection of vehicles to pick from. Taking a city break with your sweetheart? Turn up the romance by grabbing the keys to a convertible. Great fun to drive and a breeze to park, you'll love sitting next to each other in one of these nifty rides. A full-size car is a good choice for families. There's plenty of space for everyone and you can venture where you want, whenever you want. If you're traveling for business, a premium car will get you from meeting to meeting in style and comfort.
You'll be happy to hear that there's a huge variety of luxury vehicles to rent in Bandol. What you end up opting for is largely dependent on what you're willing to spend and what you're planning to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick up an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you're just after a car to get you around town as economically as possible, you're better off going with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won't break the bank).