13 Sights in Hyères, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Fort de l'Alicastre
The fort of Alycastre is one of the forts of the islands of Hyères built under Richelieu in Porquerolles. The square tower with a pyramidal base was originally pierced with cannon embrasures that were arranged on the open-air terrace of the first floor. Subsequently, various modifications were made to adapt the building to the evolution of armament and the art of war. Finally, the original cannon tower was transformed under the Empire (1811-1814) and then during the nineteenth century into a reduced for men serving the main batteries rearranged outside. During this evolution, the first floor of the tower is vaulted in brick and the terrace "tested" is postponed a higher level. The outer "star" perimeter wall is leveled and thickened on the sea side to protect the artillery pieces rearranged behind. The outer guardhouse is built.
2. Propriété dite Le Plantier de Costebelle
The Plantier de Costebelle is a house of neo-Palladian architecture built from 1857 by Baroness Hortense Pauline Husson de Prailly. Located in the town of Hyères-les-Palmiers, in the Var department, on the eastern slope of Mont des Oiseaux and the Costebelle hills, the property overlooks the harbor of Hyères, the peninsula of Giens and the islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros. A holiday resort in the second half of the nineteenth century for eminent ecclesiastics, the "Villa des Palmiers" also welcomed the legitimist writer Armand de Pontmartin. But the most illustrious visit to date remains the visit to the Villa of the Palm Trees, Queen Victoria accompanied by Princess Henry of Battenberg, in 1892.
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.
4. Fort de l'Eminence
The Fort de l'Éminence is a French military structure located on the island of Port-Cros (Var). It is the largest fort of Port-Cros and it is on it that rests the defense of the island in the nineteenth century. It was built in the eighteenth century to replace a fort destroyed in 1793. It is located at an altitude of 140 m and is 25 minutes from the village.
5. Batterie des Mèdes
The Battery of the Medes is a former battery of the island of Porquerolles, on the territory of the commune of Hyères, in France. Built in the first half of the nineteenth century on the Cap des Mèdes, it represents the last defense work built on the island of Porquerolles, particularly significant of the protection system of the place of Toulon.
The Château d'Hyères is a ruined medieval castle located at the top of the Castéou hill, one of the peaks of the Maurettes, overlooking the city of Hyères, in the Var department. The remains of the castle are classified as historical monuments by the list of 1862; The rampart and the old castle have been listed since January 27, 1926.
7. Fort du Grand Langoustier
The fort of Grand Langoustier is a French military work located on the island of Porquerolles (Var) which was built in the seventeenth century and registered in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments in 1989. Restored between 2006 and 2010, it is now open to visitors only for European Heritage Days.
8. Fort du Lequin
The Lequin battery is a former battery on the island of Porquerolles, on the territory of the commune of Hyères, in France. Built in the first half of the nineteenth century, it is the property of the French State. It has been listed as a historic monument since 20 January 1989.
9. Porte de la Rade
The door of the harbor, or Massillon door, is a door of the city of Hyères, in the Var, in France. Built in the 12th century and the first quarter of the 13th century, it has been registered as a historic monument since January 27, 1926. It is the property of a private person.
10. Fort de la Vigie
The Fortin de la Vigie or Fort de la Vigie is a French military work located on the island of Port-Cros (Var) built in 1810 on the culmination of the island, at 199 m above sea level. Its design is attributed to François Nicolas Benoît Haxo.
11. Villa Marie-Laure-de-Noailles ou château Saint-Bernard
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.
12. Chapelle Saint-Blaise dite Tour des Templiers
The Chapelle Saint-Blaise, also known as the Tour des Templiers, is a commandery located in Hyères, France. Built by the Order of the Temple in the twelfth century, it is placed under the patronage of Saint Blaise.
13. Château Sainte-Agathe
Château Sainte-Agathe is a French fort on the island of Porquerolles, on the territory of the commune of Hyères. Property of the French State, it has been listed as a historic monument since December 14, 1927.
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