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Hyeres

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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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Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Presqu'ile de Giens Giens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
La Route du Sel
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Hyeres

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Landmark
Massif de l'Esterel Agay
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Dune La Londe La Londe Les Maures
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Castellane
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Port Grimaud Grimaud
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Hyeres

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

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Park
Parc Olbius-Riquier
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Plage noire du Langoustier
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Plage La Capte
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Outdoors in Hyeres

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

Beaches in Hyeres

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

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