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Hyères, Cote d'Azur / French Riviera

Between Toulon and Le Lavandou, this lively seaside resort is the southernmost town in Provence, and one of the largest and largest in France. "Hyères-les-Palmiers", as it is nicknamed, offers an incredible diversity of landscapes among the most beautiful, and is best known for its beaches and islands.

What makes this town special?

All the landscapes united in one city! Hyères has 30 kilometers of coastline where fine sandy beaches alternate with rocky coves, more than 6,000 hectares of forest and salt marshes. All contribute to the beauty of the Hyères landscape. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city was a popular seaside resort for the intellectual elite. Queen Victoria, Lamartine, Tolstoy, Stevenson stayed there… The sumptuous villas and palaces that you discover by chance on a walk still testify to this prestigious past.

Beach, palm trees, climate… everything contributes to making Hyères a resort where life is good! Nautical and maritime activities are in the spotlight. A visit to the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant, real little paradises on earth, is a must! The walk in the old town, perched on the hill and dominated by the medieval castle of the Lords of Fos is worth the detour! You can admire the ramparts and the tower of the 12th century Templars, and take the opportunity to stop in one of the cafes or restaurants. Everywhere, you will find shops offering local products, local crafts or art. Here you are at the heart of Provençal life!

A stone's throw from the castle, art lovers will not miss the Villa Noailles, built in the 1920s by Robert Mallet-Stevens, an art center of national interest.

The gastronomy of Hyères is famous, and to be discovered on one of the 7 markets of the city. Among the specialties are capon, a rock fish, anchoïade, artichoke à la barigoule and brousse. To swoon!


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