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Le Lavandou is located at the foot of the Massif des Maures in the heart of the Mediterranean coastal region of southern France. Long, sandy beaches with small, wild inlets and a major international marina and sport fishing port make Le Lavandou a water lover's paradise.
Named for the lavender that adorns the nearby fields, Le Lavandou is a favorite with visiting yachtsmen. Another nearby village, also named for flowers, is Bormes-les-Mimosas, one of France's loveliest towns.
12 beaches connected by a Little Train during the high season.
The nearby village of Bormes is worth a visit, as are the famous silver beaches of Cavalière, Pramousquier, Le Canadel and Le Rayol. Col du Canadel is known for its breathtaking views and beautiful cork-oak woodland. In Le Rayol, visit a superb garden, the Domaine de Rayol.
Le Lavandou has some tempting shops and restaurants and a general Azure atmosphere.
Local emergency number: 112
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
National holiday dates:
January 1 New Year's Day
Ascension Day (forty days after Easter)
Pentecost or Whitsunday (seventh Sunday after Easter, plus the Monday)
May 1 May Day/Labour Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
July 14 Bastille Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 11 1918 Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day
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