13 Sights in Hyères, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Hyères, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Hyères, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Hyères

1. Fort de l'Alicastre

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The Fort de l'Alycastre is one of the forts of the Hyères Islands built under Richelieu in Porquerolles. The square tower with a pyramidal base was originally pierced by cannon embrasures that were placed on the open-air terrace of the first floor. Subsequently, various modifications were made to adapt the building to the evolution of armaments and the art of war. Finally, the original cannon tower was transformed during the Empire (1811-1814) and then during the nineteenth century into a recessed for the men serving the main batteries rearranged outside. During this evolution, the first floor of the tower was vaulted in brick and the "proof" terrace was moved one level higher. The outer "star-shaped" perimeter wall was levelled and thickened on the seaward side to protect the artillery pieces rearranged behind. The outer guardhouse was built.

Wikipedia: Fortin de l'Alicastre (FR)

2. Propriété dite Le Plantier de Costebelle

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Costebelle's Plenier is a neo-Palladian architecture house built from 1857 by the Baroness Hortense Pauline Husson in Prailly. Located in the town of Hyères-les-Palmiers, in the department of Var, on the eastern slope of Mont des Oiseaux and the hills of Costebelle, the property overlooks the Hyères harbor, the Giens peninsula and the islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros. Place of resort in the second half of the 19th century for eminent ecclesiastics, the "Villa des Palmiers" also welcomed the legitimist writer Armand de Pontmartin. But the most illustrious visit to this day remains the passage to the Villa des Palmiers, from Queen Victoria accompanied by Princess Henri de Batenberg, in 1892.

Wikipedia: Le Plantier de Costebelle (FR)

3. Suffren

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Suffren was a Suffren-class frigate of the French Navy, designed to protect a fleet against air threats, surface ships, submarines, and, to a lesser extent, provide firepower against land objectives. She is the sister ship of Duquesne, and was decommissioned in 2001. She was the seventh French vessel named after the 18th century admiral Pierre André de Suffren.

Wikipedia: French frigate Suffren (EN)

4. Batterie des Mèdes

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The Batterie des Mèdes is a former battery on the island of Porquerolles, in the territory of the commune of Hyères, France. Built in the first half of the nineteenth century on the Cap des Mèdes, it is the last defensive structure built on the island of Porquerolles, and is particularly significant in the protection system of the Toulon square.

Wikipedia: Batterie des Mèdes (FR)

5. Château

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The Château d'Hyères is a medieval ruin castle which is at the top of the hill of Castéou, one of the summits of the Maurettes, dominating the city of Hyères, in the department of Var. The remains of the castle are classified as historic monuments by the list of 1862; The rampart and the old castle have been registered since January 27, 1926.

Wikipedia: Château d'Hyères (FR)

6. Fort de l'Eminence

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The Fort de l'Éminence is a French military structure located on the island of Port-Cros (Var). It is the largest fort in Port-Cros and is the site of the island's defence in the 19th century. It was built in the 18th century to replace a fort destroyed in 1793. It is located at an altitude of 140 m and is 25 minutes from the village.

Wikipedia: Fort de l'Éminence (FR)

7. Fort du Grand Langoustier

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The Fort du Grand Langoustier is a French military structure located on the island of Porquerolles (Var) which was built in the 17th century and listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments in 1989. Restored between 2006 and 2010, it is now open to visitors only for European Heritage Days.

Wikipedia: Fort du Grand Langoustier (FR)

8. Porte de la Rade

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The Porte de la Rade, or Porte Massillon, is a gate of the city of Hyères, in the Var, France. Built in the twelfth century and the first quarter of the thirteenth century, it has been listed as a historical monument since 27 January 1926. It is the property of a private person.

Wikipedia: Porte de la Rade (FR)

9. Fort du Lequin

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Fort du Lequin

The Lequin battery is an old battery of the island of Porquerolles, on the territory of the commune of Hyères, in France. Built in the first half of the 19th century, it was the property of the French state. It has been listed as a historic monument since January 20, 1989.

Wikipedia: Batterie du Lequin (FR)

10. Fort de la Vigie

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Fort de la Vigie

The Fort de la Vigie or Fort de la Vigie is a French military structure located on the island of Port-Cros (Var) built in 1810 on the highest point of the island, at an altitude of 199 m. Its design is attributed to François Nicolas Benoît Haxo.

Wikipedia: Fortin de la Vigie (FR)

11. Villa Marie-Laure-de-Noailles ou château Saint-Bernard

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Villa Noailles is an early modernist house, built by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, between 1923 and 1927. It is located in the hills above Hyères, in the Var, southeastern France.

Wikipedia: Villa Noailles (EN)

12. Chapelle Saint-Blaise dite Tour des Templiers

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Chapelle Saint-Blaise dite Tour des Templiers

The Saint-Blaise chapel, also called Tour des Templiers, is a commandery located in Hyères, in France. Built by the order of the temple in the 12th century, it was placed under the term of Saint Blaise.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Blaise d'Hyères (FR)

13. Fort de l'Estissac

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The Fort de l'Estissac is a former military structure located at the top of the north-western end of the island of Port-Cros (Var). Now decommissioned, it is open to the public during the summer season.

Wikipedia: Fort de l'Estissac (FR)


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