Hyeres Tourism

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Hyeres is an inland town in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region known for its earliest seaside health resorts in France. Unlike many coastal towns, the city is about 4 kms away from the sea. Nicknamed as “Les Palmiersâ€, the city is said to be the Palm Capital of the world with trees spreading across its terrain.

The history of Hyères dates back to the Greek and Roman era. But the main town was developed during the middle ages, especially during the 12th century when the Porte Massillon Tower of Saint Blaise, a Knights Templar commander was built. The town received great importance as a place for tourism when personalities like Queen Victoria, Robert Louis Stevenson and D.H.Lawrence visited Hyeres in the 19th century.

The old town located on slopes of the Casteou hill shines like a gem in Southern France, offering magnificent panoramic views of its medieval beauty. Besides the beautiful boulevards with rows of palm trees, well-cropped gardens and ancient villas, the town is famous for its exotic vegetation, including fruits and vegetables cultivated around the town̢۪s fertile agricultural lands.

The marinas, exotic sandy beaches and sea side health resorts of Hyeres is what makes this forgotten city a great place to visit.

While planning for Hyères, also add The Golden Isles of Mediterranean: Porquerolles, Port Cros, Le Levant, in your itineraries, which lie just off the coast. They attract a number of nature lovers every year, owing to its eco-friendliness of the islands and wonderful retreats among clear waters and scented marquis.

Hyeres Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Hyeres tips for your visit

  • Don’t forget to pack a bottle of sunscreen as the summers can be very harsh.
  • If you intend to have sun-bathing or chill out on the shore resorts, carry your beach wear around.
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Facts and Stats for Hyeres*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hyeres

    Know the pollution level of Hyeres before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Hyeres: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hyeres for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hyeres.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Hyeres - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.9 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.79 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.36 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.5 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.49 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hyeres

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hyeres

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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