Hyeres: what to see, attractions and places to visit

What to see in Hyeres, attractions and places to visit in this ancient town in Provence with a beautiful old town to see.

Attractions Hyeres

For a tour of the historic center of the town the place to start is the tourist office located at Avenue de Belgique. The door Massillon thirteenth century, opens and invites you to stroll in the old city, starting from the Rue des Porches, dating from the eighteenth century, to get to the Place du Portalet and the door Fenouillet seventeenth century.

The ascent to the upper city starts from the rue de Limans, from rue des Savonniers and rue Rabaton, where is the house of the illustrious Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Clermont, born in Hyeres in 1663. From this street you Place Massillon comes at around great Templar Tower, home to numerous exhibitions. Going from rue Ste Catherine, you reach St. Paul Place, opposite the Renaissance house built on port St. Paul.

A grand staircase leads to the interior of the Collegiate St Paul, famous for the largest collection of votive Provencal. The whole of the upper town preserves many remains of houses dating back to medieval times, with door to arch and carved facades.

Places to visit in Hyeres

Driving along the rue St Paul and rue Ste Claire, after having passed the Porte des Princes, is the Park and the Castel Ste Claire, built in 1849 on the site of a convent from Olivier Voutier known marianio and archaeologist who is credited with discovery of the Venus de Milo.

Continuing to walk, down the rue du Puits St Pierre, we find the plates in Cupule, which is the oldest monument of the city. St Bernard in the park, full of exotic plants and rare Mediterranean, is the grand Villa Noailles, the architect Mallet Stevens built in the third decade of the twentieth century.

From the ruins of Chateau Vieux you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city, including the harbor and the three islands. On the descent from the Castle, along the rue St Bernard, from Four Cauvin and Traverse Paradis, you can see examples of Romanesque houses.

Continuing cross Porta Barruc coming to the Church of St Louis, Romanesque and Gothic of the thirteenth century, in which are preserved valuable organs built in 1878, a bas-relief of the sixteenth century. and a crucifix of the seventeenth century.