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Cultural Stay at the Résidence du Bailli

Want to discover the south of France and its cultural wealth? The Var is a department full of surprises.

Take advantage of your stay at the Résidence du Bailli to combine a relaxing stay with a cultural stay.

The Var has a rare diversity of museums. From Roman antiquity to contemporary art, from maritime history to life in the bauxite or copper mines, from scuba diving to popular arts and traditions – they all relate the history of the region – this blessed land of the French Riviera and Provence. In addition to a fertile natural setting, you will discover art and culture, monuments and tourist sites, discretely integrated into the Var landscape.

Take off and discover the Var and turn back time during your cultural stay.

The musée national de la Marine in Toulon is located near the Clock Tower of the Arsenal, one of the rare historic sites to have survived the Second World War with its majestic monumental door dating back to 1738. Inside the museum, you can discover the collection of ships and galleys.

The Templar Tower in Hyères is listed as a Historic Monument. It is the ultimate vestige of the Templar Commandery founded in Hyères. After having served several functions, today it hosts temporary exhibitions to be discovered during your cultural stay.

Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary

A spiritual centre hidden in the Cotignac hill, this sanctuary has welcomed pilgrims and their families for over 500 years in order to find a new lease on life by receiving graces and testimony of fecundity. A true part of French history, Our Land of Graces Chapel was built in 1519 after the apparition of the Virgin Mary. During the French Revolution, the buildings and the chapel served as a prison. Restored in 1810, visitors have come ever since. You will enjoy your cultural stay at la Résidence du Bailli. 

Do you want to discover the Var and its culture? Reserve your cultural stay in one of our 19 apartements at la Résidence du Bailli.

Special All Saints Holiday Offer at La Résidence du Bailli

Our special All Saints Holiday Offer at La Résidence du Bailli is here – treat yourself to one last week in the sun, on the Mediterranean Sea.

As every year, La Résidence du Bailli has reserved an exceptional All Saints Holiday just for you. Get away for one last week with friends or as a family – just a stone’s throw from the beach in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez when you take advantage of our special All Saints Holiday Offer.

This special All Saints Holiday offer includes a 10% discount on your next reservation for a stay between 19 October and 9 November 2019.

Choose one of our 19 apartments, fully equipped and renovated, on 3 different floors.

Did you know that there are many advantages of travelling in off-peak season?

Among the advantages, the one that’s at the top of the list is “tranquillity“ – indeed, travelling in autumn means avoiding the crowds, the summer tumult, traffic jams and never-ending queues in tourist areas.

This stay at La Résidence du Bailli will allow you to enjoy, in total serenity, as a family or with friends tourist activities as well as admire the beautiful landscape all along the French Riviera.

Stroll through the streets of the famous flowered village of Bormes-les-Mimosa, discover the mythical village of Saint-Tropez, climb up to the village of Grimaud or breathe in the fresh sea air while you wander along the Var coast. There are many foot and bicycle trails which will allow you to admire the beauty of this region.

Getting out, visiting, wandering – the All Saints Holiday is perfect for all of these activities!

Winter is on its way but there’s still time to get away for a week, only 50 metres from Rayol beach at La Résidence du Bailli when you take advantage of our special All Saints Holiday Offer.

Special Autumn Offer at the Résidence du Bailli for European Heritage Days!

For European Heritage Days, the Domaine du Rayol opens its doors on 15 and 16 September for only €1 per person (free for children under 6).

It’s the perfect occasion to come discover the Mediterranean Gardens: an invitation to travel across the world – South Africa, Australia, California, Chile, the Canary Islands, Mexico, Asia, New Zealand, subtropical America… A guaranteed change of scenery! You got it, European Heritage Days 2019 invites you to reveal the explorer-botanist within you.

On the programme: introductory guided visits of the Garden, the exceptional opening of the Villa Rayolet and the exhibition “On three seas”. So many ways to enjoy European Heritage Days to discover the Domaine du Rayol as you’ve never seen it before. In addition, the Domaine proposes a restaurant (the Café des Jardiniers), a bookstore (the Librairie des Jardiniers) and an environmentally friendly garden centre. Something to fill you up with healthy food, enriching reading and culture in general.

It’s a true invitation from nature to discover or rediscover the Domaine du Rayol with its many plant varieties, depending on the season. As a family, a couple, or simply by yourself there’s no better place to re-energise, forget about your everyday worries and enjoy a breath of fresh air, colours and create enduring memories.

The Domaine du Rayol for €1 per person – it’s now or never! Enjoy European Heritage Days and stay at the Résidence du Bailli. Book now at best available rate, directly on our website.

Explore the underwater trails during your stay at the Résidence du Bailli!

It’s holiday time at the Résidence du Bailli! The weather is fine and there is flourishing nature and sea with clear and preserved water all around us.


Isn’t this the ideal opportunity to set out and explore the nearby seabed? Should you wish to do so, keep in mind that you have chosen the perfect location. In fact, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez features a wide range of guided tours of underwater trails that are suitable for everyone. From the nearby Domaine du Rayol to the more exotic Giens Peninsula, there are numerous possibilities open to you.

Equipped with your flippers, mask and snorkel, explore the most preserved local underwater trails: anemones, wrecks, Posidonia meadows, rocky drop-offs… You will marvel at the diversity of the marine flora and fauna. The marine treasures are numerous and will surprise you with their unique beauty.

These activities are accessible to everyone and safety is optimal. In fact, as an example, the depths of the Croix-Valmer,underwater trail do not exceed 3 metres. It is the perfect discovery experience for the entire family!

However, please do not forget to ensure the protection of these landscapes during your visit.

After a marine exploration, what could be better than to return to your fully equipped apartment where everyone will have the space to relax! On your sea view balcony or in your cosy lounge, you will love the charm La Résidence du Bailli. Book your stay directly via our website and enjoy the comfort of our amenities as well as our idyllic setting that is suitable for all.

Rayol Beach: Officially Blue Flag certified!

Located only a few meters from the apartments of the Résidence du Bailli, Rayol Beach has received the Blue Flag certification this year.

Blue Flag certification has been granted since 1985 to marinas and towns as a reward for their commitment to protecting the environment, through Teragir, the French Branch of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe. Rayol Beach is one of the 188 French destinations holding this certification!

In order for a destination to be Blue Flag certified, it must fulfil four criteria: environmental education, waste management, water management and overall environmental management.

Staying at the Résidence du Bailli allows you to enjoy a clean environment as well as environmentally responsible swimming! It’s a great way to relax and have fun without damaging the environment, but also a way to educate the young population in the respect of the environment and raise awareness about protecting our planet.

For more information concerning the Blue Flag certification in France and Europe, visit the official website !

La Résidence du Bailli is located in a well-preserved lush green setting, far from any pollution. Surrounded by a diversity of flowers and trees, the Résidence du Bailli offers a true possibility to learn about local flora! Our Blue Flag Rayol Beach awaits you for a relaxing swim under the incomparable Mediterranean sun.

Discover the olives and plants from the Résidence du Bailli.

Have you been dreaming of a moment to relax and enrich your culinary culture? Now’s the time to attend the 22nd Olive Festival at Rayol-Canadel!

From 20 to 22 April 2019, many activities centered on Provençal Traditions will take place: presentation of trades from long-ago, demonstrations, a Provencal market, exhibitions, games, an aioli competition… And a multitude of other things to discover about olives and other local products for young and old! The festivities celebrate the traditions, the culture and the Provencal roots, in your plate, but also with handicrafts in general. Something to delight even the most demanding taste buds as well as the most curious ones! It’s also the perfect occasion to concoct great recipes using local products.

At the same time, you can also take advantage of your stay during the 22nd Olive Festival to discover an exhibition of photos by Anne-Marie Arbefeuille entitled “Savage-Sweet Mediterraneans”. As a herbarium, around fifteen plants which can be found at the Mediterranean Garden will be presented. An activity which combines nature and culture for a family outing, for young and old.

For these two events, rich in flavours and colours, stay at the Résidence du Bailli during the 22nd Olive Festival to enjoy the comfort of a fully equipped apartment near the Domaine du Rayol and the town centre with its many shops. Reserve directly on our website and receive a local product with any reservation for the 22nd Olive Festival and the photography exhibition of the Mediterranean Garden.

Weekends and short stays at the Résidence du Bailli!

Do you want to get away for a weekend and escape from your daily routine? Now, it’s possible!


This offer is just for you: two nights in a fully-equipped and renovated apartment which can accommodate between 2 and 8 people. Some of them have a magnificent view of the sea or the gardens. To enjoy your vacation to the fullest, take advantage of free house cleaning after your departure this month!
Spring is on its way, the mimosa is in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to escape from the tumult of daily life and enjoy a moment of total relaxation.
During these two days, a palate of activities is available to you… There are many ideas to enjoy your weekend! There’s something for everyone! Between sports and well-being, you have the possibility of reserving bicycles at the reception desk of the Terrasses du Bailli*** (minimum 24 hours in advance) starting at €15/day, or you can enjoy different well-being treatments. Something to relax you and provide you with a good start to get in shape!

It’s also possible to discover the Var coast by bike via the coastal path which covers nearly 120 kilometers between Saint-Raphaël and Six-Fours.

Le Rayol-Canadel, nestled in a preserved setting, is located at the halfway point on the itinerary of the most beautiful villages in the Var: Gassin, le Lavandou, Bormes-les-Mimosas, Grimaud, Tourtour and Seillans.

So don’t wait any longer, and give in to temptation when you reserve a short stay or a weekend to relax in a unique setting, located in a natural green cirque looking out over the sea and the Golden Islands. Reserve directly on the official website of the Résidence du Bailli and enjoy our 2-night short stays in a fully-equipped apartment which can accommodate from 2 to 8 people.

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Weekend stays possible at The Résidence du Bailli!

You can now book a room for two nights at The Résidence du Bailli, thus enabling you to attend weekend events in a very beautiful modern establishment, on the waterfront, facing the sea.

The much-coveted sea, which will once again offer the possibility of being admired thanks to the Festival International Armen which will take place next March in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. A subtle combination of the sea, art and snow, it is above all a regatta gathering 70 sailboats with a route which begins in St-Tropez and finishes in Cavalaire, only 20 minutes from The Résidence du Bailli. The participants of the regatta will race along the Gulf on modern boats or traditional sailboats. The challenge takes place in two steps and on two weekends: on 9/10 and 16/17 March. As for the snow, the teams will choose two people to defend their colours but this time on skis, for a slalom put into place by Isola 2000 on 15 March 2019 in the mountains, of course. As for art, it will be present with an exhibition of paintings and sculptures in the Salle Despas in Saint-Tropez. It’s in this festive and fun context that you can reserve your weekend rental in one of the 19 apartments of The Résidence du Bailli.

So book your stay at The Résidence du Bailli during the 42nd edition of the Festival ARMEN. With its unique location, in an exceptional setting on the waterfront in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, you will combine an invigorating but relaxing stay with an event full of discovery and activities.

Make sure you go to the website of The Résidence du Bailli to discover our offers adapted to your short or long stays – and why not just for a weekend?

Rental Apartments at the Résidence du Bailli on “Mimosa Road”!

The Résidence du Bailli offers you the opportunity to enjoy a “scented” stay in rental apartments, in the Var, on the “Mimosa Road”, with a touristic itinerary, recommended from January to March.


We propose a touring vacation from Bormes-les-Mimosas to Saint-Tropez, between the blue of the Mediterranean Sea (located just in front of the Résidence du Bailli) and the yellow of the Mimosa. With this in mind, The Résidence du Bailli and its offers of apartements rental is the perfect starting point to discover the many riches of the French Riviera.

For nature and hiking lovers, don’t hesitate to take off into the mountain forests like the Massif de l’Estérel or the Massif du Tanneron. There are also strolls to take in the remarkable Mediterranean Gardens or le Parc Gonzales with its many varieties of plants including over forty mimosas. From the acacia family, mimosas are used for various purposes: sandbanks, wind breaking hedges or simply as cut flowers. Mimosa is also used gastronomically for mimosa lemon jelly, mimosa macaroons or mimosa chocolate marshmallows.

As soon as you arrive at The Résidence du Bailli, you can enjoy all of the comfort of these 19 well equipped, recently renovated, luxury apartments which can accommodate between 2 and 8 people depending on the category chosen. The rental apartment formula offers many advantages including total liberty to allow you to live and share an olfactory experience which will make your senses vibrate to the enticing scent of the mimosas. Ideally located in a protected cove, The Résidence du Bailli also offers the possibility to stroll on the Rayol beach, accessible by stairs located on the garden side across from the Golden Islands.

For more info and to know the programme of activities around Mimosa, go to

End of the Year Stay at the Résidence du Bailli!

For a unique experience, we suggest that you have an end of the year stay at The Résidence du Bailli: take off and discover the Christmas markets and the famous “santon” nativity scene figure fairs in Provence or go to Christmas Mass with its pastoral songs in little village churches.


Everything begins on Saint Barbe day (December 4). It’s the tradition to plant wheat in three small bowls so that they sprout and are planted in the ground through Epiphany. It’s the symbol of prosperity for the season to come. Next the nativity scene is prepared and on 23 and 24, the parish priest is offered “pétouze” (old coins) enabling the celebration of mass. Finally, the shepherds prepare the “pastrage” on the evening of the 24: ceremony where shepherds celebrate the birth of Jesus. The lady of the house must prepare a large dinner, the 13 desserts and the Christmas meal. The family elder is in charge of the “cacho-fio” (placing a large log from a fruit tree in the fire). Preparation of New Year’s Day, then starting on 6 January, the wise men are added to the nativity scene and the delicious Epiphany “King’s Cake” is eaten. The “Calendale” period finishes with “Chandeleur” on 2 February and the preparation of crepes and “navette” biscuits.

To seep yourself in this atmosphere which is full of ancestral traditions, we propose an End of the Year Stay at the Résidence du Bailli. It will allow you to visit the Nativity Scene Round at Gassin or at Garde Freinet, to plunge into the magic of Christmas at Bormes-les-Mimosas, Hyères or to participate in the programme organized at Six Fours.

For your End of the Year Stay at the Résidence du Bailli, celebrate the Christmas holidays from early December through the month of February during the period known as “Calendale”.