Attractions on the French Riviera
Rapid Access: Boat leaves from the Tour Fondue on the Giens Peninsula
The largest of the three Hyères Islands, Poquerolles is a fantastic place to explore by foot or ATV. Discover its beaches, vegetation, botanical conservatory, fort, and lighthouse, which is perched high atop a steep hill on the south of the island.
Rapid Access: Boat leaves from le Lavandou
The most untouched of the islands, Port Cros lies opposite to Bagaud Island. Arriving by boat, you will dock in a harbor bordered by charming seaside homes and lush nature. Gorgeous hikes await you, as do opportunities for scuba diving or snorkeling in the area’s underwater national park.
The former island of Giens, which once belonged the Hyères island cluster, is now connected to the continent by two sandbars built by the ocean currents. In the interior of the peninsula, vast lagoons lead into the Salines salt marshes. The area is home to 270 species of migratory birds as well as diverse fauna (wild orchids, sea holly, sea lilies). Following along the coastal path from the port of Niel, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the beaches of Almanarre and Capte.
The Old Port.
In Old St Tropez : Gambetta Street, de l'Ormeau Place, and an 18th century church featuring a remarkable yellow and ochre clocktower.
Heritage and History
The French name for the region, La Côte d’Azur, can be credited to the writer Stephen Liégard and his 1888 book by the same name. D’Azur signifies a rich shade of the color blue.