We have the possibility of renting a beautiful villa in Hyeres, France last week July & first week August in a residential part of Hyeres. We are a family party of 15 and will have 4 cars. Can anyone tell us how busy the area will be at that time and will we have trouble parking and just travelling locally to the beaches and shops etc, plus driving to other places nearby? The local beaches sound great for windsurfing which means they are windy obviously - are they also attractive and safe for early teens and adults alike? Hyeres looks lovely and very interesting with the islands close by too but if it's too busy and hard to move around perhaps we should avoid it at this time? Do you have to book island trips or can you just turn up at the boats? Can you rent bikes on the islands - again do you have to book?
Our other option is the Dordogne where there is much more space for us all. Can anyone help?