Hyeres Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Hyeres for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hyeres.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.13 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.13 (Low)
    • Safety Index 60.01 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.9 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.79 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.43 (Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.96 USD

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