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Visit the Giens peninsula in Hyères

Categories : Where to go for a walk?, Water activities, published on : 11/17/23

A heavenly peninsula a stone’s throw from Hyères

The Giens Peninsula is located on the Côte d’Azur (PACA) in the Var department, a few steps from the town of Hyères. It is connected to the mainland by what is called a double tombolo.

All along the Var coast, discover heavenly beaches, splendid coves with turquoise waters, lined with rocks and cliffs, as well as natural caves. This peninsula is worth the detour!

The village offers an exceptional setting for spending an unforgettable vacation on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Visit the typical village of Giens

The city of Giens is a real haven of peace where life is good. The medieval village is rich in cultural heritage. Nearby, find the Salins de Giraud, a must-see on the peninsula.

Take a tour of the peninsula and come and stroll through these emblematic places:

the Hyères-Les-Palmiers marina nearby,
the port of La Madrague, an old fishing port located on the peninsula,
the Port of Niel,
the Church of Saint Peter,
the Pic des fées Observatory, overlooking the peninsula and offering a panoramic view of the Golden Islands: Porquerolles, Port-Cros and the Île du Levant. It offers breathtaking landscapes and breathtaking views of the sea,
La Tour Fondue, remnant of a fort dating from the 17th century.
And for food lovers, find the city market every Tuesday! On site, the Provencal villas also offer panoramic terraces offering a view of the sea and the neighboring islets for a unique moment of relaxation.

Where to swim on the Giens peninsula?

Adapted from sandy beaches and pine forests, you are in the right place! The Giens peninsula is an essential destination for vacationers looking for beautiful sandy beaches lined with pine trees, offering direct access to the Mediterranean Sea for a summer swim.

Among the most beautiful beaches on the Giens peninsula, find:

Almanarre beach located on the west tombolo, measuring almost 5 km long,
Capte beach to the east,
the large Badine beach just below,
Bergerie Beach,
Pradeau Beach,
Madrague beach,
Beach Polynesia…
You will also find splendid wild coves all along the coast such as the Calanques du Four à Chaux to the east of the peninsula, very close to Madrague beach.

Water activities in Giens: diving, kitesurfing

With its many heavenly beaches, you have direct access to numerous water sports and board sports! The opportunity to practice or learn:

paddle boarding,
or even surfing.
You can also go scuba diving with the Divin’Giens club to admire the seabed rich in local flora and fauna.

Hikes and walks on the Giens peninsula

Explore the surrounding area and discover several hikes to do on foot or by bike. The opportunity to discover preserved natural sites, and to marvel at the beauty of the landscapes, the green vegetation made up of mimosas and pine trees.

The coastal path goes around the island for 35 km, where there are large beaches, wild coves, islets and fishing ports;
A hiking trail connects the Tour Fondue and the Badine to the east and will offer you a bird's-eye view of the entire Hyères harbour;
A slightly more sporty route to the west connects La Madrague to the port of Niel. You will be rewarded for your effort with breathtaking landscapes!

Located about 40 minutes from the Giens peninsula, our H&W Hotel in Sanary sur mer warmly welcomes you just 100 meters from the port of Sanary!

Ideal for a weekend or family vacation, discover our wide choice of accommodation with our different types of rooms. Come and relax in our modern, fully equipped rooms with Provençal charm in the heart of the Var coast.

Are you a professional looking for a seminar location? You can also organize a seminar in the Var by reserving a room in our hotel!