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Castel Sainte Claire

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Religious heritage, House, Convent in Hyères

  • The maritime officer and archaeologist Olivier Voutier – best known for having excavated the Milo Venus – builds this peculiar neo-Romanesque villa. His gravesite can be seen at the top of the gardens close to the medieval tower. A few years later, the American writer Edith Wharton moves into the house and turns it into her own literary and botanical shelter. The building is now home to the offices of the Port-Cros National Park.

  • Environment

    • In centre of town
    • Town location
  • Spoken languages

  • Equipment

    • Public WC
  • Services

    • Guided tours