The village of Hyeres is not your typical seaside resort but it has enough to keep the discerning traveller busy for the duration of their stay. It has many quaint, uniquely designed homes and interesting old streets as well as modern facilities such as shopping malls. There is also a beautiful, tranquil park for visitors to unwind. Of course there are excellent eateries in the area to cater to visitors’ diverse gastronomic desires. Accommodation is varied in Hyeres and includes everything from studios to apartments to luxury villas.
Lounging at Parc St. Bernard has to be included as one of this town’s highlights. It’s situated in the old town, just a few metres from the Rue Barbacane. Upon entering through its small gate, visitors will be surrounded by an assortment of Mediterranean trees and plants. When they’re tired of walking around, visitors can simply recline on one of the shaded benches from where they can see the excellent view of the coast. There is no better way of throwing off the world’s cares. Not far from Port d’Hyeres is an amusement park called Kiddy Parc that is a godsend for those travelling with kids. On top of the usual rides, go-carts and water games it has a number of animals. Golfing enthusiasts can get a miniature version of their beloved 18 holes on which to practice their swing. But fanatics of other sports won’t be disappointed; there are many places visitors can rent bikes for mountain biking. It’s also possible to go up the trails on foot and hikers will get excellent views of forests and hills. Those who want an up-close view of marine life can do scuba diving and deep sea diving. A variety of interesting dishes await those who will venture into the variety of eateries there.
There are a number of olive oil mills in this location that are worth taking the time to visit. At Le Domain de Fenoiullet visitors can tour over 50 hectares of lush olive and kiwi plantations and also purchase some if they wish.
There are few places in France, or Europe for that matter with finer weather than the Hyeres region. In summer temperatures still stay well below the 30°C mark and the chilliest it can get in winter is 3 to 4°C. This means you can make a visit to Les Salins d’Hyeres at any time of the year not have to bother with sunscreen or have to carry too much in the way of warm clothing.
Visitors to this part of the Cote D’Azur region from abroad will likely touch down first at Charles De Gaulle or any of Paris’ other international airports before boarding another flight to the Toulon-Hyeres Airport. They could also fly directly to Hyeres and land at the Toulon-Hyeres as it also serves international airliners. Here they will find reputable car hire firms like Avis, Budget and Hertz waiting to equip them with their vehicle of choice.