Fodor's Expert Review Île de Bendor

Bandol Island

Boats leave every half hour to make the 2-km (1.2-mile) trip to Île de Bendor. The island was only a large rock until pastis magnate Paul Ricard bought it in the 1950s and tastefully transformed it into a tourist center with fine beaches, charming cottage shops, an "espace Ricard" showing Paul Ricard's lifetime works, and the Museum of Wine and Spirits. Although the island restaurants offer a surprisingly wide selection, sunny days and scenic views make for a lovely picnic.

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Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

-04–94–10–65–20

www.lesilespaulricard.com

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