The area surrounding Hyères, abounds with unusual and charming little villages!!!
Bormes les Mimosas
The best way to explore Bormes les Mimosas is to stroll along its sun-drenched streets, perfumed with the gentle scent of mimosa, jasmine and wisteria, a moment of sensual place
La Rade de Toulon
La Rade de Toulon is the most beautiful natural harbour in Europe. If you take the cable car to the summit of Mont Faron, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views. Down at the port you can take a boat tour round the harbour to see it ships including the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
Collobrières is one of the wildest and most ancient parts of Provence. With its cork oaks and chestnut groves, it offers some magnificent walks. Close by there are some absolute gems to see such as La Chartreuse de la Verne and the delightful village of La Garde-Freinet.
Authentic Saint-Tropez – a fishing village, traditional boats moored at the quay, pretty beaches hidden behind reeds, painters capturing the light on their canvases…. And just a few km further on, the lakeside city of Port Grimaud known locally as the ‘Little Venice’– a perfect place to stop for lunch.
The Verdon Gorges
The Verdon Gorges, the amazing result of the erosion of the Provence limestone plateaus. They are unique in France. This is a place where nature dominates and the surprising wild coastal road offers amazing vistas. It is a place for walking, canoeing, rafting, hydro speed.
The Cassis calanques
The Cassis calanques nestled between shifts and creeks are just the place for a day’s walking, a boat trip or, if you want something more adventurous, a trip by kayak in between the cliff sides…
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