Château d'Hyères

Hyères, France

Château d'Hyères was one of the largest castles in Provence. The first mention of the castle dates from 1062. In 1524 and in 1536 the royal armies swept over Provence and Hyères castle was also besieged and conquered. It was reorganised by Charles I of Anjou in 1527 and ultimately dismantled by Louis XIII in a gesture of authority following the destructive religious wars. The castle has been labelled Historical Monument for its important architectural remnants. It offers a spectacular view onto the coast and the islands.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Jan Krása (8 months ago)
Nice views.. nothing extraordinary
Lilia KM (9 months ago)
Definitely worth the steep climb, if you like us did not see the right path ? Very authentic place, does not give the vibe of a touristic attraction. If you like seeing and touching history this is the right place.
Tore Brynaa (2 years ago)
Great piece of history. I enjoyed visiting. It was great going up on a mountainbike. The narrow streets of Hyeres are such a treat :-)
Littlefolio (3 years ago)
Super cool panorama, hard klimb
Kelly Butler (3 years ago)
An absolutely wonderful spot to go with kids. My children loved exploring this chateau ruin. We could easily spend a few hours there. Even though there was abit of climbing involved my 4 year old manGes without a problem. Make sure you take some water especially in summer.
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