A region of contrasts, appreciated for its temperate climate, Hyères-les-Palmiers is a medium-sized town, and home to 55000 inhabitants. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea between Provence and the French Riviera, Hyères offers a remarkable variety of landscapes which is called Provence d'Azur. The town offers 35 000 acres of protected scenery and remains one of the South of France's few rare, authentic and unspoiled destinations.
Its 39 km of coastline, free of high-rise developments, consists of fine sandy beaches and rocky inlets, and fringes a lush, verdant country-side landmarked by hills and valleys. Hyères has been awarded the "Station Voile" water sports label; it also flies the European Blue Flag at its ports and beaches in recognition of its pure coastal waters. Hyères is awarded a 4-flower "City in Bloom" prize every year for its delightful local parks and gardens. The beautiful "Iles d'Or" or Golden Islands (Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant.) is situated at the same latitude as the Cape of Corsica (43°). Original and unforgettable, the Giens Peninsula is linked to the mainland by a double isthmus: two thin strips of land 4km long which form one of the Mediterranean's most remarkable natural curiosities. The vast stretches of salt marshes between these two sandy arms are a refuge for beautiful migrating birds, in particular clouds of pink flamingos. Hyères offers an incomparable quality of life. Discover our "Art de Vivre" or art of good living - Provençal cuisine, delicious Côtes de Provence wines, fabulous parks and gardens, and a whole range of leisure activities and evening entertainment. A visit to its historic heart reveals an attractive and welcoming town centre - picturesque mediaeval streets abound with bustling shops, colourful market stalls, boutiques and food shops.
HYERES is easily accessible, whether by air, sea or land, since the city boasts an international airport, a train station with TGV (bullet train) service, direct motorway access, a bus station with many regional links, and regular boat services to the Golden Islands.
Just along the magnificent and protected coastline from Cap Brun to Cap Bénat including Le Pradet, Carqueiranne, la Londe, Bormes les Mimosas and le Lavandou you will find magnificent residences overlooking the Golden Isles of Porquerolles and Port Cros. In the countryside, just in from the coast are wonderful Provencal hill villages. Pierrefeu, Sollies and Gareoult are surrounded by wine and olive domains. Authentic, quiet, relaxing with an easy way of life.
Property in the south of France is a good investment. The French quality of life, the climate and the centuries of traditions of Provence make a Riviera investment the perfect home. And the Var has it all. French property for sale includes charming village houses, vineyards, farmhouses, apartments by the sea or further inland, luxury residences dotted along the coastline, or villas with pools in private gardens. The choice is yours.