Hyeres and its Islands

Credits : Julien VEYSSADE

Hyères and the Golden Iles : craddle of coastal tourism

Hyères is the southernmost city of Provence (and sunnier), like the Cap Corse and Florence in Italy. The city and its peninsula offer 39 km of unpaved ribs made of sandy beaches and wild rocky coves. Land at Hyères is already be on vacation!

You’ll have the chance to embrace the whole territory and its landscapes breathtaking. The turquoise sea or the emerald islands and islets, the sandy coves and cliffs flowers will be yours!

Walk through the narrow streets of the old Hyères for the songs of cicadas, browse the weekly market and be seduced by the colors of the south and the flavors and scents of lavender, olive oil, bread, meats, tapenade or bouillabaisse and anchoïades...

Meeting point of major international events in the field of boating, Hyères offers throughout the year a large number of activities for all: boat trips to see dolphins in the heart of the Pelagos sanctuary, kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking sea, stand-up paddle, diving, land tours, bicycle.

The city of Hyères is nestled against the hillside sheltered from invasions and violent winds. Its history is rich since the Middle Ages and has earned the label "City of Art and History."

You should visit it on foot, walking through the cobbled streets and stopping at sidewalk cafes. It was in the nineteenth century aristocratic destination of the beginning of tourism and has preserved palaces facades and beautiful gardens.

ON your visit, do not miss :

  • The Olbia archaeological site: an Ancient Greek city.
    More informations here
  • The Villa Noailles: cultural hub for the 20th century avant-garde.
    Nowadays it offers a wide selection of exhibitions and festivals about architecture, design, fashion and photography.
    More informations here
  • The Garden Jardin Olbus Riquier.
    A botanical and animal garden labels "Jardin remarquable".
    More informations here

Events taking place in Hyères and on the islands.


For more information, check out the Office du Tourisme website (tel 04 94 01 84 50)

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