Hyeres-Plage is a total contrast to the flashy resort towns further along the Cote d’Azur, such as Nice and St Tropez. As well as being close to the long sandy beach, Hyeres has a historic old town with the 12th century Knights Templar Tower of Saint-Blaise on the Place Massillon. There are local shops and a daily outdoor market as well as winding streets packed with charming pastel-coloured houses.
Enjoy the Beaches
Holiday rentals in Hyeres-Plage are conveniently close to a choice of two beautiful sandy beaches along the Giens peninsula. The Bergerie/Capte beach is on the east side of the peninsula and the Almanarre beach is on the west side. Almanarre stretches for 4km and is popular with families. The westerly winds provide good conditions for surfboards, kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Mountain biking, climbing, boating, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding are popular in this scenic coastal area. The Salt Road is ideal for walkers and cyclists to enjoy between the wetlands. The coastal footpath is also well sign posted with yellow marks around the Giens Peninsula, Porquerolles and Port Cros islands and has wonderful sea views.
Nightlife in Hyeres
There are plenty of bars and clubs in the Hyeres-Plage area such as Le Blue on the route de Giens and the L’Arlequin on Avenue Dr Robin, Port St Pierre. There are beach bars at either end of Almanarre beach and plenty of local cafés and restaurants.
Beautiful St Tropez is situated between Cannes and Marseilles on the French Riviera, just 60 km from your Hyeres-Plage holiday rental. It is known for its rich and famous visitors and was made famous by Brigitte Bardot, whose statue overlooks the waterfront. This pretty town is popular with artists who love to capture the area on canvas.
The nearby town of Toulon is a large city with a delightful harbour. Le Port de Toulon is one of the largest in the Mediterranean and guided tours can be taken from there by boat along the coast. The Naval Museum is very interesting for all ages with scale model ships on display in the old arsenal building.
Le Thoronet Abbey
This former Cistercian abbey was founded in 1136 and is now restored and used as a museum. Guided tours are available and take about an hour. The abbey is situated between the towns of Draguignan and Brignoles, an hour’s drive inland from your holiday rental in Hyeres-Plage.
The Mediterranean climate in Provence has pleasant temperatures and warm sunshine with temperatures reaching an average 26°C (79°F) in the summer. Winters are mild with daytime highs of 11°C (52°F) and there can be showers at any time of year.
Holiday homes in Hyeres-Plage are just 4 km from Toulon (TLN) Airport which has regular flights from the UK with budget airlines. Marseille (MRS) Airport is a good alternative, 87 km away. For those wishing to travel to Provence by train, the fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London.