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, medieval castle, Anglican church, Tower of the Knights Templar, Casino and Villa Noailles, the town offers a plethora of sights. You’ll also love its streets lined with palm trees and exotic mansion houses, where illustrious figures such as Lamartine, Stevenson, Tolstoy and even the Queen Victoria – to name but a few – have set down their bags.
Home to 50,000 inhabitants, Hyères is also a modern town, home to an international airport, hospital, cycling track and racecourse.
Le vélodrome de Hyères
Hyères is the site of one of the Riviera’s most prestigious natural areas: the ancient saltmarshes. Used to produce salt until 1995 and spanning 870 acres, these beautiful wetlands are now a nesting site for migratory birds including pink flamingos.
You can also enjoy visiting the many forts and batteries situated on the Golden Islands and
Giens peninsula (La Tour Fondue). But holidays aren’t just about culture: the town’s extraordinary beaches and Port-Cros National park are also musts during your visit…
In short, Hyères is a great place for an excursion between two dips at our water park or two siestas under the pine trees lining the campsite’s botanical footpath.
The Var, South of France, Provence-Mediterranean is an endless source of beauty and culture!
Parc Olbius Riquier - Hyères
A must-do outing for all the family in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d'Azur! The Jardin Olbius Riquier is a luxuriant haven of greenery in the heart of Hyères spanning 17 acres of rare plants and trees, children's games and animals... A genuine little paradise on earth less than 10 minutes from the campsite!
Port-Cros National Park
There are 9 national parks in France and Camping de La Pascalinette® is lucky enough to live right next door to one! Accessible by boat, Port-Cros, one of the three Golden Islands, is protected by a National Park of the same name, which actually spans several towns and a large maritime zone: 4,200 acres of […]
Tour Fondue - Giens
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
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
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
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
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, […]
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, […]
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, […]
Garden E. Lopez
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) 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 […]
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, […]
Le château d'Hyères
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, […]