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Hyères

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var

Hyères - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Var
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Hyères-les-Palmiers is one of the most common areas of France, with 30 km gap between the two ends: the Giens peninsula until the second Borrel. Equipped with 13 238 hectares of which only 1 / 3 is urban and 1 284 hectares of land island Hyères-les-Palmiers offers a remarkable variety of landscapes, 39 km of coastline divided between non-concrete sandy beaches and rocky coves , along a campaign Hyérois green and flourishing. Valley Sauvebonne and massive Borrels alternate with hills Fenouillet or those of the castle. The forest is 35% of the area of ​​the town with 4,300 hectares covered. Salt marshes also contribute to the uniqueness and beauty of the landscape Hyérois. Finally, the uniqueness of the city of palm trees is the fact that with his ten fractions in common: the Giens peninsula, the Port, the Ayguade, Capt, the Salins, the Borrell Sauvebonne, not to mention three islands, Port Cros, Porquerolles and Le Levant, real villages are created and give it an extension rich in diversity.

Geographical information

MunicipalityHyères
Postcode83400
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Latitude43.1205410 (N 43° 7’ 14”)
Longitude6.1286390 (E 6° 7’ 43”)
Surface area132.38 km²
Population56603 inhabitants
Density427 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulon (19.6 km, 22 min)
Insee code83069
IntercommunalityCA Toulon Provence Méditerranée
DepartmentVar
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

La Crau7 km (13 min)
Carqueiranne8.7 km (19 min)
La Londe-les-Maures10.2 km (16 min)
Le Pradet10.9 km (18 min)
Giens11.5 km (24 min)
La Garde12.8 km (17 min)
La Farlède13.6 km (16 min)
Solliès-Ville15.4 km (19 min)
La Valette-du-Var16.7 km (19 min)
Solliès-Pont17.2 km (17 min)
Porquerolles18.5 km (58 min)
Pierrefeu-du-Var19 km (24 min)
Toulon19.9 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

The gardens planted with Mediterranean and exotic, like the park Olbius Riquier, St. Clair Park or the Saint-Bernard. This extraordinary garden you can walk near the pond, admiring lawns and fragrant flowers. The botanical garden of Santa Clara invites you to discover many rare species of subtropical South America and Australia. At the foot of the famous Villa Noailles, a wonderful panorama offered to park visitors St. Bernard, the town itself to your feet, then look at the bay and its islands. The park runs on different terraces, offering a glimpse of the natural floral wealth of the land.

The medieval old town, the castle, the tower of the Knights Templar, the Saint-Louis, the collegiate church of Saint-Paul.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Festival'Hyères: concerts and shows in July and August at the track to the beach.

Hyères the medieval Hyères plunged back into medieval times and celebrates the arrival of St. Louis on his land.

International Festival of Arts and Fashion: gathering of young designers, fashion professionals, photographers ... (Late April).

French Sailing Olympic Week (late April).

Festival of video games and manga (late May).

Children's festival: entertainment, workshops, shows to the attention of children (late December).

Photos

Centrality Hyères ( © JE)
Centrality Hyères ( © JE)
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Isle of Port- Cros
Isle of Port- Cros
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Church of Porquerolles
Church of Porquerolles
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Porquerolles, magical island
Porquerolles, magical island
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Small harbor of Niel Giens
Small harbor of Niel Giens
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Our Lady of Consolation
Our Lady of Consolation
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Pedestrian streets of Hyères
Pedestrian streets of Hyères
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Beaches Porquerolles
Beaches Porquerolles
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Villa Noailles
Villa Noailles
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Almanarre Beach - Giens
Almanarre Beach - Giens
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Island of Port- Cros view of the boat ( © JE)
Island of Port- Cros view of the boat ( © JE)
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Port- Cros ( © JE)
Port- Cros ( © JE)
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Port- Cros ( © JE)
Port- Cros ( © JE)
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Port- Cros ( © JE)
Port- Cros ( © JE)
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Port- Cros ( © JE)
Port- Cros ( © JE)
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Port- Cros - the colorful little port ( © JE)
Port- Cros - the colorful little port ( © JE)
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Port- Cros - View from the path of the strong ( © JE)
Port- Cros - View from the path of the strong ( © JE)
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Port- Cros - Wearing light of strong path ( © JE)
Port- Cros - Wearing light of strong path ( © JE)
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Coastline Giens
Coastline Giens
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Port- Cros - Path crests ( © JE)
Port- Cros - Path crests ( © JE)
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Port- Cros seen from the beach ( © JE)
Port- Cros seen from the beach ( © JE)
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Port- Cros - Baie de la Palud ( © JE)
Port- Cros - Baie de la Palud ( © JE)
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Port- Cros - Rock of Rascas ( © JE)
Port- Cros - Rock of Rascas ( © JE)
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Port- Cros seen from the north coastal path ( © JE)
Port- Cros seen from the north coastal path ( © JE)
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Port- Cros saw the trail of the Golden Apple ( © JE)
Port- Cros saw the trail of the Golden Apple ( © JE)
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Tower museum ( © JE)
Tower museum ( © JE)
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Porte Saint -Paul, input in the upper town ( © JE)
Porte Saint -Paul, input in the upper town ( © JE)
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Hyères seen gardens Noailles ( © JE)
Hyères seen gardens Noailles ( © JE)
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Hyères seen gardens Noailles ( © JE)
Hyères seen gardens Noailles ( © JE)
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Panorama from the old castle ( © JE)
Panorama from the old castle ( © JE)
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old Castle Hyères ( © JE)
old Castle Hyères ( © JE)
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the Fenouillet ( © JE)
the Fenouillet ( © JE)
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Panorama from the top of Fenouillet ( © JE)
Panorama from the top of Fenouillet ( © JE)
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Panorama Southeast, from the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama Southeast, from the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama Southwest, since the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama Southwest, since the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Church St. -Louis ( © Jean Espirat )
Church St. -Louis ( © Jean Espirat )
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Nave of the Church of St. Louis ( © Jean Espirat )
Nave of the Church of St. Louis ( © Jean Espirat )
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Avenue Gambetta and palm trees ( © Jean Espirat )
Avenue Gambetta and palm trees ( © Jean Espirat )
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Fountain in a park ( © Jean Espirat )
Fountain in a park ( © Jean Espirat )
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Carrefour Victoria Avenue ( © Jean Espirat )
Carrefour Victoria Avenue ( © Jean Espirat )
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Collegiate St. Paul ( Jean © Espirat )
Collegiate St. Paul ( Jean © Espirat )
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Door Fenouillet ( © Jean Espirat )
Door Fenouillet ( © Jean Espirat )
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Porte Massillon ( © Jean Espirat )
Porte Massillon ( © Jean Espirat )
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Tour of the Templars ( © Jean Espirat )
Tour of the Templars ( © Jean Espirat )
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Tunisian Villa ( © Jean Espirat )
Tunisian Villa ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
Park Olbius Riquier ( © Jean Espirat )
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second entry in the old castle threshold ( © Jean Espirat )
second entry in the old castle threshold ( © Jean Espirat )
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second gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
second gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Third gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
Third gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Fourth gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
Fourth gazebo in the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Steps of the Northeast postern of the castle ( © JE)
Steps of the Northeast postern of the castle ( © JE)
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View the farmyard of the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
View the farmyard of the old castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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a quadrangular castle towers ( © JE)
a quadrangular castle towers ( © JE)
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Explanation of the castle towers ( © Jean Espirat )
Explanation of the castle towers ( © Jean Espirat )
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Beach of the Salt Road: near Carqueiranne, there is a unique place, this is the Tombolo, which allowed the establishment of salt marshes and natural reserve flamingos.

Close too the beach Almanarre. Surf, windsurf and kite surf, it is the meeting place for all winter sports enthusiasts in summer and winter, its surroundings you can not miss this atmosphere somewhat Hawaiian fins board and other flowery shirts. Swept by the Mistral nearly a hundred days a year, it is one of the most favorable places on the coast for this kind of practices. Moreover, every year it hosts the World Cup of funboard and kite surfing. However, Almanarre is also a family beach. Parking is rather difficult along the road in peak summer period. A privileged place where the beach keeps its authenticity: large spaces and clear water. In addition, a few dozen meters from the beach, the archaeological site of Olbia is offered to you through magnificent snorkeling activities during which you can observe the wreck of Tartary (XIX), or in the hidden pearl Posidonia herbarium...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Electric bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 25 € Hyères
Underwater exploration
Sports sensations28 € to 31 € Hyères
Kayak rental or paddle on the beach of Favière
Sports sensations13 € to 49 € Bormes-les-Mimosas (18.8 km)
Circus show
Entertainment15 € Néoules (24 km)
Exhibition at a designers’ workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeSanary-sur-Mer (26 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Grand Gaou Island
HikeEasy1h00Six-Fours-les-Plages (24 km)
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (36 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy4h00Tourves (36 km)
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat (43 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (49 km)

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