An Evening at Le Pradet

With summer upon us and the days in Provence becoming increasingly warm, we have opted to stay indoors during the mid-day to keep cool and venture out for our travels in the cooler evening hours. The bonus for us is that by the evening time most of the crowds and tourists have left and we get to enjoy the scenery with only a few others.

Last night our choice for an evening outing was to Le Pradet, a small village in the Var that is situated just next to the Mediterranean Sea.  The village has installed a nice walkway along the water that stretches for about one kilometer and they have also put in benches so one can take a rest and just gaze out at the ocean. There are two restaurants in close proximity to the walkway, one it L’essentiel and the other is Le Samana.

Continuing south you will find some hidden away stairs leading down to the rocky beach. Once on the beach you can head left and you will come upon a Sentir Littoral. This is one of the many located here in Provence and it is a nice path that follows the ridge along the water on which you can stroll. Last night we only encountered a hand full of people, but mostly we were the only ones enjoying the lovely view of the sea from this advantage point.

The end of the trail leads you down to the port where there are a few restaurants. We stopped in for an evening snack of crepes abricot and refreshing drinks.

After our “dessert before dinner” snack, we followed the trail back to the walkway with the benches and finished the night off by watching the sun set. A perfect end to a relaxing evening.

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I was finally able to realized my dream of living in France when I moved here in 2010. I love to read,I love history and road trips. I want to be doing anything outside in the fresh air. I want to have an entire room devoted to a personal library.

Posted on June 24, 2012, in Bon Voyage! and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I like the “evening hours” plan. I’ll be there in July and I know it’s gonna be HOT!

  2. Looks and sounds like perfection.

  3. Our coast line on the North East can be stunning on an evening when the weather is on our side. Our only let-down is that we don’t get the hot lazy days that often. Having said that, I don’t think we can match Le Pradet. Stunning, you lucky thing.

    • Hi Stephen! No Indian summers?? That’s the best part of the day. I love being outside in the evening when it’s nice and warm. The day time is altogether something else, though. The sun just beating on you and high humidity is not exactly my cup of tea!

  4. What a beautiful post and pictures! Thank you :)

  5. Simply amazing photos! I’d def love to see Provence the next time I’m in France!

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