Holidays in Hyeres

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Hyeres is a beautiful little town located in the south of Provence. The city is located in an enchanting landscape, with the Mediterranean Sea with great opportunities for diving. There is a Mediterranean climate and on the 100 km long coastline it alternates between sandy beaches, cliffs and small bays


Presumably, people lived in the Hyeres area in ancient times. in the year 963 the town was called Eyras. After a castle was built in the 9th century, a development followed fairly quickly, where, among other things. was built the city gate Barruc and the church of Saint Paul. The name of the city of palm trees, the city got in the 19th century, when many gardeners planted palm trees and other plants. Later, the city developed into the tourist magnet it is today with large villas, hotels and holiday homes


There are sights in the city you almost follow the historical line, in Olbia there are remains from the 4th century BC. From the 11th century there are remains from the old fortifications. From the same time period, the church of Saint Paul is also seen.
Then we reach the 19th century, from that time you can visit the architecturally beautiful villa Noailles. It is also from the time the big hotels were built. Those buildings fit nicely into today's Hyeres.

Hyeres and the surrounding area is an eldorado for nature lovers. The nature park in Port Cros, it is a nature reserve with birds and swamp area with 250 bird species. There are several parks in the area one more beautiful than the other, places that invite for hiking trips


There are many sporting events in the city. In April or May, the traditional Sailor Cup is held. It attracts participants from all over the world, there are over 50 participating countries.

In June or July there is a designer festival, where villa Noailles is the center of the festival

In October or November, the Grand Prix von Almanar is held, a sports event that brings together surfers from all over Europe

In December, various Christmas events are held


There are many opportunities for small excursions in the area, hiking and climbing. A particular challenge is a climb through the Maures de Massif
Trip to the mountain village of Bormes is a sea of ??flowers of mimosas
Day trip to Nice (2 hours drive)
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