Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hyères, ses Iles d'Or et ses palmiers

Péninsule de Giens

Jewel of the southern French coast with its tremendous sandy beaches, its history and architecture, and its breathtaking Golden Isles; the town of Hyères offers uncommon opportunities to spend dreamy vacation in the summer! 
Hyères is the oldest sea resort in the French Rivera and is protected by the Château Saint-Bernard. The pine covered hill of Costebelle overlooks the peninsula of Giens and the wilderness of Giens is the place to be to take amazing photos. 
If this is your first time in Hyères, you’ll obviously boat to one of the three Golden Islands. Each of them even offer different sights and attractions from white-sand beaches to hikes and bike tours. 
However, allow yourself some time to discover the village where few visitors go and inhale pure essence of Provence while walking in the warm and narrow streets dominated by the ruins of the castle. 
Margaret who spent a year there shares that Hyères is a gem, a tiny town on a hill full of winding cobblestone streets. It's close to the sea, close to the Iles d'or, a short bus ride to Toulon, Marseille, or Nice. 
All the towns in that area are ideal for bike riding. The remarkable Villa Nouailles was built in the 1920’s and still looks brand new! Hyères is also a walk through history, with ruins as old as the 4th century B.C. 
Eventually, discover the gorgeous gardens of the town and travel around the world while admiring all the different species gathered in one place. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Hyères has everything nature, sport, and culture lovers may look for!

The village of Hyères

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