Stay in an exceptional private estate in Gaou Bénat!

The story of Gaou Bénat

La Domaine du Gaou Bénat" is an exceptional private domain located in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur). It is an exclusive 160-hectare estate on the Mediterranean coast. Here, nature is still fully respected and the domain is completely surrounded by beautiful vegetation. There are strict building rules, so the construction of all the holiday homes consists of the typical natural stones of Bormes-les-Mimosas, which brings a beautiful harmony to the domain of Gaou Bénat. The villas are all completely private and disappear into this beautiful nature among the pine trees and oaks. 

 Fun fact: Benat castle used to belong to the Marquis de Retz. They cultivated cork and charcoal on 2 plains, one part of which was transformed in 1958 by the developer François Leredu into the current and exclusive Domaine du Gaou Bénat. 

Would you also like to enjoy this beautiful holiday domain, but within your own private holiday home? Looking for a holiday home with private pool on the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) ? A villa on the Gaou Bénat domain such as Les Eucalyptus, Valanvi, Plein Ciel or Villa Bormes les Mimosas are always top choices.

Daily life in the Domain

When you rent a holiday home on the private Gaou Bénat domain in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur), everything is close by. The domain can be traversed via footpaths marked "Gaou Piétons". The private beach can also be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. If you rent Les Eucalyptus it is only a 5 minute walk, or if you are a bit higher up on the domain in Plein Ciel, you can enjoy fantastic views, but then the beach is a bit further away. 

 Apart from the beach, there is also a sailing club and tennis courts that are not to be missed during your stay in the Gaou Bénat holiday homes.  The sailing club ( offers not only lessons but also rental of sailboats, paddle and kayak. You can also enjoy a meal on the private beach of the domain, if you want to relax and leave the cooking in your cottage with private pool in Gaou Bénat for the afternoon or evening. 

Interesting to know: Le Gaou Bénat is under permanent surveillance 24/7 during the high season. To access the domain, it is advisable to purchase a "badge", which you can buy for 10 euros at the guard post at the entrance of the domain. This badge also allows you to use the 2 parking places at the beach.

Activities outside the domain Gaou Bénat

Le Lavandou: 4 km

Le Lavandou is surrounded by several sandy beaches. Have you had enough of your holiday home on the French Riviera with private swimming pool for a while and feel like going to the beach during your stay on the French Riviera? Discover Plages de L'Anglade, La plage de Saint Clair, de la Fosette, d'Aiguebelle, Cavalière, Promousqier, Plage de Bormes ...

 You can also look for more dynamic activities and enjoy the pleasures of the water, which can be found at the port of Le Lavandou (water skiing, wake board, jet ski, scuba diving, pedalo, paddle, kayak, fishing, or rental or outing of a sailing or motor boat). From the port of Le Lavandou you can also embark daily for a ferry to one of the islands Port Cros or Porquerolles.

 TIP: During the summer months, a bus runs free of charge from Le Lavandou to the entrance of the domain.


Bormes les Mimosas: 2.5 km

At about 2.5 km from the Gaou Benat domain you will find the municipality of Bormes les Mimosas. Discover the beautiful beaches such as Plage de Brégançon, Cabasson, La Mère Dieu and Estagnol. Walks along the "sentier du littoral" will give you a unique discovery of the area and its nature. The trail from Bormes les Mimosas (15 km) starts from the Brégancon Fortress via Cap Bénat to la Favière with beautiful views of the Hyères roadstead, les Îles d'Or and the Massif des Maures.

 Are you a real nature lover and do you already see the full potential of these beautiful routes? Then perhaps villa Bormes des Mimosas is the ideal holiday resort for you. 

Additional activities in the area 


Horse riding at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Les Ecuries d'Entre Colles
  • L'Ecurie de la Sanglière

Golf at Gaou Bénat 

For the golf lovers, there are also numerous locations where one can enjoy oneself: 

  • Mini-golf in Le Lavandou
  • Golf club du jardin in Le Lavandou with a practice and 3 holes.
  • Golf in Valcros ( with 18 holes at about 20 km.
  • Golf de Valgarde ( at about 34 km : 18 holes 
  • Golf de Beauvallon, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of St Tropez during your course.
  • Golf La Fregatte

Unmissable markets at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Le Lavandou : southern market with local products on Thursdays between 8am and 1pm.
  • La Favière : night market on Monday between 5pm and 1am.
  • Bormes le Mimosas : in the old part of town on Wednesdays between 8 am and 1 pm.
  • Cavalière : southern market on Monday mornings between June and September.


The best wine estates near Gaou Bénat 

  • Domaine de L'Anglade along the coastline of Le Lavandou.
  • Domaine du Grand Batailler -093 Rote de Bénat, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • Domaine de Brégançon- 639 Route de Léoube, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • ApéRosé Jazz ( every Tuesday in July and August, from 6 to 8.30 pm.
  • Château Malherbe - 1 route du Bout du monde, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas

In the heart of the Var region, you can enjoy peaceful holidays in an exceptional setting, with a wide range of activities in the immediate surroundings. Quality holiday homes: enjoy the peace and quiet and nature that Gaou Bénat has to offer. At Cap you will find several holiday homes with private swimming pool for 6 people or more.

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