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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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Beppe Andrianò (18 months ago)
Magnifique but pay attention on the path to reach the top especially if you ramp up from behind the castle
Mackie McIntosh (19 months ago)
Worth a visit. Fun outdoor outing.
Laurent Lebihan (20 months ago)
Great place to visit any time of day and free! We went at night with the kids and they had a blast exploring. Awesome view of the city below. Definitely worth checking out!
Ralph Lange (20 months ago)
Perfect place for a walk on a sunny day!
Pat Cooper (21 months ago)
A very scenic and beautiful area with the remains of an ancient castle. The views are fantastic from here and there are many different angles for photography. We were there just before sunset and got many fabulous photos.
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