Hyeres lies in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in the southeastern of France. The commune of Hyeres includes its main town, the seaside peninsula of Presqu’ile de Giens and Iles d’Hyeres. Its location facing the Mediterranean Sea to the South makes Hyeres a renowned destination for visitors during the winter seasons and also facilitates the cultivation of palm trees. This is also why the town of Hyeres is often referred to as Hyeres les Palmiers (palmiers which means palm trees).
As a renowned seaside resort, in the past, Hyeres les Palmiers has been visited by some illustrious visitors like the Queen Victoria, Victor Hugo and Pauline Borghèse to mention a few of them. The town of Hyeres les Palmiers is also well-known for its festivals like Midi Festival or the International Eurosud show.
It is a beautiful provencal town which attracts many visitors in search of beautiful countryside and yacht charters who would like to explore the region. The Ile d’Or archipelago is located just opposite, this is where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the area’s preserved settings with various rare species of flora and fauna.
The town of Hyeres les Palmiers has 2 harbor terminals, one is called Terre Fondue, located at the tip of the Giens peninsula and it usually handles yacht charter trips between the town and Porquerolles. There is also the Hyeres port from where you can easily sail towards interesting places like the islands of Port Gros or Levant.
In Presqu’ile de Giens, near the little port of Terre Fondue, you can visit the old fortress which is a picturesque area sitting on a promontory jutting into the sea. During your visit, you can clamber up the various rocks or have a walk around the base of the fort. The Terre Fondue itself is dotted with a pretty little inlet where you will find a few fishing boats anchored.
In the town of Hyeres, you will have the opportunity to explore the numerous shopping malls and heading straight from the end of the Avenue Gambetta, you will come across the famous Place Massillon and can continue your visit to the old town. The Place de Massillon is an open square which dates back to the 12th century and around the area, you will find some good terrace cafes-restaurants and numerous stalls and shops.