Close-up on Hyères-les-Palmiers

Located a few kilometres from Camping de La Pascalinette®, the town of Hyères stretches way beyond its actual centre: the Iles d’Or, or Golden Islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros and le Levant all form part of the town. As does Giens peninsula!


Almost half of the territory of Hyères-les-Palmiers is covered with forest (i.e. over 14,800 acres of woodland!). To the South, it spans 30 km of unbuilt wild shores, sandy beaches and rocky coves accessible on foot or by boat…


Explore the ancient salt marshes and lively, captivating and original little quarters of the Var and French Riviera’s southernmost town – a town rich in history and cultural heritage, and overflowing with colour and greenery!


 Port-Cros National Park

Port-Cros National Park

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There are 9 national parks in France and Camping de La Pascalinette® is lucky enough to be located right near one of them!  Accessible by boat, Port-Cros, one of the three Golden Islands, forms the epicentre of Port-Cros National Park. In fact, the park spans several towns and a wide band of sea: in all, […]

 Tour Fondue - Giens

Tour Fondue - Giens

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You’re probably already familiar with Plage de la Tour Fondue beach and the Tour Fondue snorkelling trail and you know that the boat leaves from here to whisk you away to Porquerolles, the beautiful pearl of the Golden Islands located just a half-hour drive from your favourite campsite! So let’s talk about the Tour Fondue […]

Carmignac Foundation - Porquerolles

Carmignac Foundation - Porquerolles

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Situated a stone’s throw from Fort Sainte Agathe, on Porquerolles island (one hour from the campsite, take the boat bus from La Tour Fondue), the Fondation Carmignac harbours a magnificent collection of around 300 contemporary works of art. Inaugurated in 2018, the foundation hosts temporary exhibitions as well as an excellent artistic and cultural programme. […]

Notre Dame de Consolation in Hyères

Notre Dame de Consolation in Hyères

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Set on Costebelle hill, just 20 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®, Notre Dame de Consolation chapel was rebuilt after the ancient sanctuary devoted to Notre Dame was destroyed during the Allied Landings in Provence in 1944.  Of simple, contemporary design, the chapel features magnificent stained glass windows, retracing the story of the sanctuary since […]

Borrels Fitness Trail (Crapa des Borrels) - Hyères

Borrels Fitness Trail (Crapa des Borrels) - Hyères

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Located just 10 minutes from the campsite, in the heart of the Maures hills, the Vallée des Borrels to the North of Hyères is a highly-protected area of wild countryside. In fact, the favourite saying of the locals is “Les Borrels is all-natural!” This beautiful parks spanning 49 acres is perfect for walking, jogging or […]

  Les Salins d’Hyères ancient saltmarshes

"Les Salins d’Hyères" ancient saltmarshes

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A fragile ecosystem, “Les Salins de Hyères” ancient saltmarshes in the Var are the perfect place for observing elegant avocets, white stilts and our legendary pink flamingos! Located less than 5 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®, just next to the pretty Port-Pothuau to the South of Hyères, already evoked in one of our articles, […]

Hyères-les-Palmiers

Hyères town

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An Official “Town of Art & History” since 2014, Hyères-les-Palmiers, located less than 15 mins from Camping de La Pascalinette®, boasts a rich architectural history dating back to Antiquity. From the ancient fortress of Olbia (meaning “happy”) at L’Almanarre (its land and underwater remains can still be visited), to the forts dotting the Golden Islands, […]

Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles

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Situated less than 10 kilometres from the campsite, on the hill where Hyères’ ancient castle lies, the architecture of Villa Noailles is truly astonishing. This avant-garde villa was built by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for the Viscount of Noailles and his wife, and features a fascinating Cubist garden and play on light and shade. Today, […]

Jardin Emmanuel Lopez - Porquerolles

Garden E. Lopez

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Le jardin Emmanuel Lopez à Porquerolles Planted with around 2.5 acres of typical Mediterranean plant species, the Jardin Emmanuel Lopez on Porquerolles island, one of the marvellous Golden Islands, vie for beauty with our campsite’s exceptional vegetation – and we love it! It is also home to several species of palm tree. Emmanuel Lopez was […]

Olbia archaeological snorkelling trail (Hyères)

Olbia archaeological snorkelling trail (Hyères)

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Olbia archaeological snorkelling trail (Hyères) Located 15 mins from the campsite (13 km), departing from Almanarre beach, the Olbia snorkelling trail features 2 underwater archaeological remains at a depth of less than 5 metres, set facing the fortress of Olbia, in Hyères. This very-easy trail allows snorkellers to voyage among Roman remains surrounded by large […]

Discover Giens Peninsula!

Giens Peninsula

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Giens Peninsula’s magnificent coastal footpath is located just 20 minutes from Camping de La Pascalinette®. Revel in a breath of invigorating sea air in the heavenly coves of Giens Peninsula, in Hyères, South of France, Provence-Mediterranean. Departing 300 metres after the little port of La Madrague, this 3-hour walk runs along the Var area’s coast, […]

Hyères castle

Le château d'Hyères

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Camping de La Pascalinette® recommends taking a walk up to the ruined ancient castle set at the top of the town of Hyères. Park in Hyères town centre, 10 mins from the campsite. Explore the historic quarter and its maze of narrow, colourful old lanes dating back to the Middle Ages. The scent of fruit, […]