The southernmost point of the French Riviera… it’s all uphill from here. The Garden of Hyères by Adolphe Smith was written in 1881 describing why this strategic spot never quite made it on the popularity with some of the other French Riviera giants. Traveling through the underdog of ports along the way, the three islands – Îles d’Hyères – are a beautiful sight through the palms which are a major export of the town. Exporting over 100,000 palms per year has resulted in the town being referred to as Hyères-les-Palmiers (palmiers meaning palm trees).
- Author: Michael
- Date Posted: May 25, 1981