Tourism in Hyères

Hyères-les-Palmiers is a particularly famous tourist destination on the Côte d’Azur. Rich in a past several thousand years old, Hyères has been recognised as a City of Art and History for the quality of its heritage. The historic centre, with its lively squares and streets, its stores and restaurants, seduces by its authenticity: you are visiting a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants that has managed to preserve a strong Provencal authenticity and a village soul.

Nature is very present here, with a remarkable coastline and islands classified and protected as part of the Port-Cros National Park. vacationers come to Hyères to enjoy its beaches and the many water sports available, but also for the beauty of its landscapes and the charm of the hinterland.

Culture is also very present in the city. The Museum of Cultures and Landscape, inaugurated in 2020, hosts remarkable collections around art and culture, ephemeral exhibitions and cultural events. The Castel Sainte Claire, built in the 19th century in a neo-Medieval style, is surrounded by a remarkable landscaped park. You can also admire in Hyères the facades of the Villa Mauresque, whose gardens were visited by Queen Victoria in 1892. The special charm of this area of paradise has also inspired many artists : Francis Poulenc, Man Ray, Salvador Dali or Pablo Picasso have come to draw inspiration from the blue sky or the Mediterranean Sea, have come to lose themselves in its alleys to better find their way.

This Provençal city is also famous for its gastronomy. It hosts several markets that give pride of place to the flavors and scents of Provence: olives, cheese, spices, dried tomatoes …

Would you like to visit Hyères? You can get in touch with the Tourist Office to discover many ideas for activities and tourist attractions.

Exceptional beaches and nautical activities

Hyères is a seaside resort famous for its beaches. You will like the immense beach of Almanarre or you will prefer the peninsula, on the side of the Madrague, or the beaches of La Capte, La Bergerie or La Badine for their shallow waters suitable for families. The peninsula of Giens also hides secret creeks such as the Four à Chaux creeks. You can also set sail for the islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles, which are part of the Port-Cros National Park, or the Levant island where naturism is practiced.

Numerous nautical activities are offered in Hyères and on the islands: sailing trips, boat trips, towed buoys, kayaking or sea canoeing. The town is renowned for its exceptional sea beds, and is one of the most famous scuba diving spots in Europe.

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The Museums in the Var department

Located in Hyères, the Museum of Cultures and Landscape has collections of works of art in the fields of fine arts, plastic arts, modern art, contemporary art, painting and sculpture. The Bank’s garden completes your visit.

The paradisiacal beaches and enchanting landscapes should not make you forget the cultural attractions of the department. Museums open their doors to you on the Côte d’Azur or in Provence Verte: discover for example the oven of Mitan in Fayence, the typewriter museum in Bargemon, the hermitage of Saint-Ferréol and the museum of sacred arts in Lorgues…