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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www.hyeres-tourisme.com

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User Reviews

Littlefolio (3 months ago)
Super cool panorama, hard klimb
Kelly Butler (3 months 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.
Valentin Bonnet (3 months ago)
Beautiful location, nice climb but you can also go almost all the way up by car. The view is amazing up there!
Giovanni Russo (15 months ago)
The castle itself is just a bunch of old rocks, but the view from the top is beautiful and worth the visit
ana cukalovic (2 years ago)
Unless you’re an archeology / history / climbing freak: just don’t bother. Hyères is much too lovely for you to be wasting time on a bunch of rocks in bad shape. For views, go to St Claire and St Bernard.
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