Very popular already in the 19th century for the mildness of its climate, the town of palm trees has retained all its charm today. The Massillon gateway marks the entrance to the medieval old town of Hyères. The picturesque narrow streets, lined with old houses and colourful facades, as well as the beautiful Massillon square decorated with beautiful café terraces, are some of the places not to be missed. The wonderful parks and the hilltop gardens, such as the Saint-Bernard park, the Cubist garden of the Noailles villa, and the Sainte-Claire park, are a haven of peace.
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.
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.
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).
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...