WEDNESDAY : SANARY - LE MONT FARON
During the morning :
First stop at the tiny picturesque and very authentic village of La
Cadière d'Azur. This perched village has kept a lot
of its medieval patrimony.
Then, we wille stop for some olive oil and Bandol wine tastings (famous AOC wine).
Then we will head towards Sanary.
This lovely little town bordering the Mediterranean sea is not only
a seaside resort but mostly a real provencal village, with pink
and white houses, with a charming fishing harbour bordered by palm trees,
with a square covered with sand where the elderly people play "pétanque".
On the sea shore take place a very lively market, where the inhabitants
of the surroundings meet every Wednesday. Provençal markets are
particularly colourful for the food they sell as well as for the great
personality of the dealers.
Lunch with the advise of your guide
On the afternoon we will go for an outstanding sightseeing
tour of the Mont Faron. From this 1916 feet massif,
bordered by deep valleys, the view on Toulon and its bay is fantastic.
Because Toulon is the second largest naval port in France and base of
the "Force d'Action Navale", it is common to see the two aircraft
carriers, the largest vessels of the French navy (when they are not
on duty patrolling the Mediterranean). Some minesweepers, anti-submarine
or missile launcher frigates are also part of the fleet.
8:00am Pick up at your hotel or ship in Marseille
8:30 Drive through the authentic village of La Cadière and panoramic view on the vineyardrs
9:15 Stop in an olive mill for a visit and tasting
9:45/10:00 Wine tasting of Bandol in an estate
11:00 Discover the nice market taking place by the lovely port of Sanary sur Mer
12:00 Lunch with the advise of your guide
01:30 Drive to Toulon
02:00 Panoramic drive over the Mont Faron mountain range
03:00 Drive back
04:00 Drop off