Cassis - Bandol


Duration of the tour, 8:00.
30 minutes from Marseille and Aix-en-Provence 15 minutes from Toulon

Discover the medieval village of Le Castellet and the small ports of Bandol, Sanary and Cassis. If you’d like, we could also visit Ollioules, a Provençal town specializing in the production of olive oil. There will be tastings at 3 to 5 wineries which will include between 12 to 20 vintages and a lunch stop in a selected restaurant.

Option :
This day trip can be combined with a neighboring region.

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Price:

Private tour – Group up to 8 people
Full Day : 600€ / Half Day : 300€

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

History

Greek Phoceans landed in this region 26 centuries ago bringing the Ligurians the art of cultivating vines. The Romans organized trade in olive oil and wine using amphorae, assuring portability of this well- balanced and structured wine thus sealing its reputation.

Soil

Mostly limestone, with some very stony sandy marl and sandstone.

Location

The production area is contained in a vast amphitheater of mountains (Sainte Baume, Mont Caume) opening onto the sea.

Climate

The influence of the sea is felt as it tempers the solar ardor in summer while providing some night time humidity.

Description

Whites : light, straw yellow color with aromas of lime and broom.

Rosés : Pale rosehips color. The increased use of the Mourvèdre variety now provides better preservation.

Reds : Mourvèdre and Grenache varieties. They are powerful, full-bodied, tannic and often age well. Initially characterized by aromas of red fruits, then to notes of truffles and undergrowth.consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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