Les Salines

Nature tours

The Giens Peninsula has so many wonders to discover.
Take advantage of your stay with us and discover its treasures.

Tour the salt marshes

Les Salins d'Hyères sont l'un des espaces naturels les plus remarquables du littoral varois. 

  • Vieux Salins d’Hyères

The discovery itinerary (reserved for pedestrians and bicycles) in the heart of the Vieux Salins has been set up to let you explore the flora, fauna, hydraulic management, and history of the sites. This trail called "Levée de Saint-Nicolas" joins L’Espace Nature. 

Located in the heart of the salt marshes, L’Espace Nature organizes numerous naturalist visits to allow you to discover the flora and fauna of these remarkable natural spaces.

  • Salins des Pesquiers

The Pesquiers salt marsh is located in the central part of the double tombolo on the Giens Peninsula. There are guided tours that lets you see the birds throughout the year.

 

The beaches

Because the South of France is known for its beautiful beaches, we have listed down our three favorite beaches.

  • Pesquiers Beach

You will pass through a magnificent forest surrounding the beach in order to reach it. The clear water is shallow, making this one of the best beaches for swimming in Hyères for young children.

  • L’Almanarre Beach

This beach is almost 5 km long and located along the salt route, one of the two emblematic tombolos of the Giens Peninsula. What makes this beach famous is not the colorful fish swimming in the Mediterranean, but the waves. Perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing when the west wind ruffles the coast.

  • Notre Dame Beach

Elected most beautiful beach in Europe, it is the jewel of the island of Porquerolles. The turquoise waters are known the world over. A jewel box of blue by the bay.

 

The city of Hyères

Hyères is mainly known for the surrounding creeks and tropical islands where white sand meets turquoise water. But it is also a place where life is good, where you can discover historical sites, a good gastronomy, and a bit of art... Discover our selection of places to visit.

  • Visit the old town

The old town of Hyères, perched on the hill underneath the ruins of the medieval castle of the Lords of Fos, is definitely worth a visit. Explore the narrow, colourful streets of Hyères lined with flowers and plunge into Provence. The traditional houses with colored shutters, artisanal shops, local markets, the village atmosphere... there are so many things to discover!

  • The Pic des Fées Observatory

An evening under the stars. Head to the Pic des Fées Observatory overlooking the Giens Peninsula and Îles d’Or in the evening. Look up the sky through telescopes and cameras provided while surrounded by a team of experts.

 

 

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