A unique Peninsular to discover
At the end of the promontory, you can find the most southerly point in Provence, with the same altitude as Cap Corse in Corsica. In this wild landscape, you can explore pristine nature between salt marshes and the Mediterranean Sea?
Sentier du Littoral
Take the time to discover the peninsula on foot. This natural setting offers magnificent landscapes combining wide, untamed beaches, dunes, thick pine woods and a variety of birds. The one activity you must do at Giens is to follow the coastal path, or sentier du littoral, with its breathtaking viewpoints.
The Var region offers a 200-kilometre-long hike along the seashore, covering some 432 kilometres of coastline. This coastal path starts at Tour Fondue and traces the ancient route used by custom’s officers.
The îles d'or
Welcome to the premier national park for land and sea in Europe.
Discover the islands of Hyères, also known as the îles d’Or, off the coast of the Giens Peninsula. A true paradise – these three islands make up a singular archipelago in France:
- Porquerolles is home to the most beautiful beaches and is also the most historic.
- Port-Cros is the wildest and most mountainous, making it perfect for outstanding walking trips.
- Le Levant is for the most part a military area and is also host to the Héliopolis naturist village.
Several ferry companies provide transport to these islands. Ferries leave from Tour Fondue just a few minutes’ boat ride from our camp site.
The Salins d’Hyères nature discovery space is divided into two areas. One area is known as Vieux Salins and the other salins des Pesquiers.
This natural area is located on the site of Vieux Salins and numerous nature visits are organised to let you discover the flora and fauna of these remarkable natural spaces.
You can choose to visit a section of this natural site without a guide. The discovery trail that’s only for those on foot or cycling, has information provided to give details about the area’s flora, fauna and history