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Old Town

Hyeres, France
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In the 11th century, the Lords of Fos settled on the top of theCasteou hill (204 m) and built a powerful fortress - one ofthe largest in Provence.Ruled by Charles I of Anjou, brother ofSaint Louis, King of France, a city developed below thefortress which is now a perfect example of a frenchmedieval village. But when in 1481, Provence becamepart of the kingdom of France, the royal city of Hyeresfell into oblivion, until the visits of François I in 1529,then Charles IX and his mother Catherine de Mediciin 1564. However, the city was devastated during thereligious wars. Later on, Louis XIII orderedthe demolition of the castle : the fortress was consideredtoo powerful, as the “League” of Lords was raising againstthe royal order.
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"narrow streets"
in 8 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
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"great place to visit"
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"st bernard"
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"centre"
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"tower"
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"views"
in 11 reviews
"villa"
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"stalls"
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"map"
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"summer"
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"fashion"
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"chateau"
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The old town has plenty of places to visit including le Tour Templiers, eglise St Paul and if you fancy a bit of exercise a walk up to villa Noailles and the adjacent jardin St Bernard and the roof top views they offer might make...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

There is a lot to see in Hyères, it is a lovely old town with the Villa Noailles, the Parc St Clair and the Parcours des Arts, lots of artisan boutiques and beautiful views of the sea. Well worth a visit. To eat try Au...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Take your time to feel the spirit in a café terrasse Don’t miss the market on Saturday, best in Summer. Don’t miss the panoramic view at the top of the medieval town. The botanic garden in the medieval town is amazing. Villa Noaille related to...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lots and lots of history to be found as you walk the cobbled streets. Best to get a folded sheet with a map and a directed walk through it from the excellent English speaking staff at the Tourist Information Office.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very nice and quite area to visit. Go to the tourism office to get some information beforehand , as there is not much in the old town itself

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been visiting Var for years and have never visited Hyeres as it never showed up on our radar. This is a great place to visit !

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Was a fairly average European old town, with small alleyways filled with tourist themed stalls. Wasn't hugely accessible for English speakers in comparison to other similar locations. Contained nice views and picturesque old buildings.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Take one of the recommended walking tours (get map from the Tourist Office). This will provide some history on the area, and provide for some great views as well.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Let the tiny streets take you around in local art, cafes and restaurants. Locals are also very friendly. Amazing place.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Tiny roads leading ultimately to remains of the Chateau. The old town is very quaint and quiet at this time of year (February). Well worth a visit on a cloudy day.

Thank JOgger001
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