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Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Between the old town and the sea lies the pine-covered hill of Costebelle, which overlooks the peninsula of Giens. Hyères is the oldest resort on the French Riviera.HistoryHellenic OlbiaThe Hellenic city of Olbia was refounded on the Phoenician settlement that dated to the fourth century BC; Olbia is mentioned by the geographer Strabo (IV.1.5) as a city of the Massiliotes that was fortified "against the tribe of the Salyes and against those Ligures who live in the Alps". Greek and Roman antiquities have been found in the area. The first reference to the town dates from 964.Middle AgesOriginally a possession of the Viscount of Marseilles, it was later transferred to Charles of Anjou. Louis IX King of France (often known as "St Louis") landed at Hyères in 1254 when returning from the crusades.
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Vieille Ville ©
Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Presqu'ile de Giens ©
Geologic Formation
Presqu'ile de Giens Giens
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
La Route du Sel
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Hyeres

Massif de l'Esterel ©
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Massif de l'Esterel Agay
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Duration: 6 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Dune La Londe La Londe Les Maures
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Duration: 4 hours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Castellane
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Duration: 4 hours
Port Grimaud
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Port Grimaud Grimaud
4.1
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Hidden gems in Hyeres

Vertical Horizon ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Vertical Horizon
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Plage de l'Almanarre ©
Beach
Plage de l'Almanarre
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens
Hiking Trail
Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parc St Bernard
Park
Parc St Bernard
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Parc Olbius-Riquier ©
Park
Parc Olbius-Riquier
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Beach
Plage noire du Langoustier
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Duration: 4 hours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
Plage La Capte ©
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Plage La Capte
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

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Sentier sous marin ©
Outdoor Activity
Sentier sous marin
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
la tribu bulles
Outdoor Activity
la tribu bulles
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
L'Escapade Promenade en Mer
Outdoor Activity
L'Escapade Promenade en Mer Giens
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
MF Kite
Outdoor Activity
MF Kite Giens
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Hyeres

Plage du Pradeau ©
Beach
Plage du Pradeau Giens
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach La Bergerie
Beach
Beach La Bergerie
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plage des Salins ©
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Plage des Salins
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

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