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  • 83980 Lavandou

Lavandou in French Riviera

The town of Le Lavandou is located in the Var department (83), in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It stretches along more than 12 kilometres of the Côte d’Azur Varoise, and boasts vast beaches of fine sand and small bays. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, opposite the Golden Isles and at the foot of the Massif des Maures, Le Lavandou enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

Discover the beaches of Le Lavandou, French Riviera

Thanks to its geographical location, the town of Le Lavandou has some very beautiful and extensive beaches. Also known as the “City of Dolphins and Whales“, this town in the south of the Var Côte d’Azur boasts 12 fine sandy beaches! And that’s just the beginning! With its 12 kilometres of coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the Lavandou beach that’s right for you. From large sandy beaches to small, hidden, steep coves, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Enjoy the azure blue sea, the white sand and the mildness of the Côte d’Azur.
If you prefer a private beach, our hotel has its own reserved beach at the foot of the hotel, ideal for a relaxing holiday in our seaside hotel in the Var.

Choose from 12 Le Lavandou beaches

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  • La Plage de l’Anglade, known as “La Branchée”, close to the town centre, ideal for families who want to relax and enjoy the beach restaurants,
  • The town centre beach, lined with palm trees, in the heart of Le Lavandou village,
  • Aiguebelle beach, with its fine sand and discreet coves, 4 km from the centre of Le Lavandou,
  • La Fossette beach, 3km from the centre, a fine sandy beach in a green setting,
  • The beach at Saint Clair, with its turquoise waters ideal for snorkelling and magnificent sunrises,
  • Jean Blanc beach, a wilder beach with shady spots thanks to its vegetation,
  • Plage du Rossignol is a pretty cove lined with rocks and hidden from view. Access to the beach is difficult,
  • La plage de l’éléphant, fine sand, wild and unspoilt.
  • Layet beach “L’anse du Boucanier” is a well-known naturist beach in the Var,
  • Cap Nègre beach with its ochre-red sand,
  • The beach at Pramousquier is sheltered by Cap Nègre and accessible by small footpaths.
  • Cavalière beach is a lively beach with plenty of water sports activities, including jet skiing. Not forgetting the private beach of the Grand Hôtel Moriaz, reserved for guests only.

With its 12 kilometres of coastline and 12 beaches, Le Lavandou is the ideal destination for relaxing, family activities and even thrills. Stay at our charming hotel in Le Lavandou and make the most of it.

Jet ski hire in Lavandou

Make the most of your stay in Le Lavandou and the Grand Hôtel Moriaz to discover jet skiing and ride the waves!

Cavalière beach, just a stone’s throw from our Lavandou hotel, is the ideal place to enjoy thrilling activities: jet skiing in Le Lavandou, parasailing, water skiing, etc. You’ll find a wide range of boat hire services.

From 30-minute introductory lessons (with or without a boating licence) to jet ski excursions of up to 4 hours. Find out more about the Cavalière water sports centre in Le Lavandou.

Mediterranean sea activities in Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou and the surrounding area offer exceptional diving thanks to its unspoilt flora and fauna. The Mediterranean climate allows divingall year round.

  • Snorkelling in the coves of Lavandou: Put on a mask and snorkel to discover fish, crabs, octopus and starfish in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Underwater trail at Port-Cros: 35 minutes from the port, La Palud beach offers a marine trail accessible to all.
  • Marine trail at Domaine du Rayol: Explore the seabed in complete safety with a guide.
  • Scuba diving in Le Lavandou: Discover renowned dive sites such as La Gabinière, Le Donator and Le Rubis.

Le Lavandou and its cultural heritage

For your holidays, the town of Le Lavandou has a number of tourist sites where you can discover its rich cultural heritage. Le Lavandou is the ideal place to enjoy your holiday. The town has a calm atmosphere that allows you to relax and enjoy the many activities on offer.

In Le Lavandou, you will discover places and monuments such as :

  • Villa Théo in the Saint Clair district
  • Saint-Louis du Lavandou church,
  • the chapel of Saint Clair
  • the chapel of Notre Dame de l’Annonciation on the hill of the old church,
  • the Temple of Hercules in Cavalière, etc.
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  • The atmosphere of Provence in Le Lavandou
  • Discover Lavandou through its festivals and traditions
  • By the sea, in the sunshine, you can hear the cicadas singing… You’re in Provence!

Festivals and traditions in Le Lavandou

In the traditional Provencal atmosphere, Le Lavandou offers festivities and traditions:

  • The Corso Fleuri, a real tradition for the people of Le Lavandou and all visitors! Enjoy a 2-day festival in March and discover a veritable festival of colour with a parade of over twenty floats decorated with thousands of fresh flowers.
  • If you’re more interested in the sea, you can take part in the fishermen’s festival on St Peter’s Day, where you can enjoy some good fishing and meet the “pescadous”.
  • Finally, there’s the Romérage festival, held on the second weekend in September. This traditional festival is a procession punctuated by singing and folk dancing in traditional costumes.

The Lavandou market and its Provencal atmosphere

Don’t miss the Lavandou market! The Lavandou market is a place to meet, share and discover local produce. The market takes place on Thursday mornings and is one of the most beautiful markets in the Var. It’s the perfect place to sample delicious local dishes and try the best wines. It’s also a place where you can enjoy the scents of Provence: lavender, olives… Have you ever tasted lavender and Provençal honey? We recommend a visit to the market in Le Lavandou to experience it for yourself!

The Cavalière market takes place on Sunday mornings and offers organic and local produce.

Stay at the hotel in Lavandou

The 3-star Grand Hôtel Moriaz in Lavandou is located by the sea, between the Layet and Cap Nègre beaches, opposite the Golden Islands. It has quiet rooms that offer comfort to all visitors.

Away from the noise of the town, the hotel’s terrace offers a general view of the sea, and you can breathe in the freshness and softness of the clear waters of its private beach. Le Lavandou is the ideal place to visit if you love peace and quiet, nature and the beauty of the villages.

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