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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 9 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"st bernard"
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"views"
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"castle"
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"villa"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are up to climbing HIGH up to the highest point of the city and the old ruins...the view is TO DIE FOR. SO worth it. Please make the trek both up and down...it will be one of the most memorable you will have...More

1  Thank konstantinamahlia
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The old town is very overrated There is no charm in this old town We were at the Castellet the day before it was far better

Thank LaupomHK
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We decided to switch a planned trip to St Trophez for a visit of the old Hyères town. An excellent choice as this part of the town has narrow attractive streets, many good shops, bars and restaurants. The churches are not great but the parks...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

After the beach ,the most important part to discover (especially the rue De Limans...) with lots of restaurants (especially La Fringale) and shops to go ! And climb up to the old Castle to have the best view in Hyères !

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Well preserved/renovated old town.narrow streets,super views from the hilltop. Interesting selection of various traditional and modern shops. Approaches to the old town are via palmtree lined streets.

Thank Michael S
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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

2  Thank Karl M
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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

Thank myriameva28
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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

Thank colaure
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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.

Thank Tony36
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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

Thank EMILIE F
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