Welcome to Giens peninsula
from your complex in Hyères
A holiday complex on Giens peninsula, La Gabinière makes the ideal base for discovering the surrounding area, Porquerolles island and Hyères town.
There are a number of gems to explore during your stay, the coastal path, Pradeau beach, the medieval town, the îles d’Or islands, etc.
Giens village holds a weekly market every Tuesday. Discover a wide selection of fruit and vegetables, fish, baked goods, spices, olives and soap. Take advantage of your visit to stock up on Provençal goodies for aperitif time or to give as gifts.
Just 200m from La Gabinière complex, board a boat to visit Porquerolles island.
A must-visit during your stay, the island can be visited on foot or by bike from the Tour Fondue. Fine, sandy beaches and pine-lined paths await you…
On foot from your 2-bed apartement with sea views, you will find the starting point of the Giens peninsula hiking trail. Head left to visit the Cap de l’Estérel or right for the Prado and Port du Niel.
Hyères - a town steeped in history
Hyères is brimming with history. Take advantage of your stay at the Giens peninsula complex in Hyères, to visit the town and its gems.
It all begins at the Olbia archeological site, a former Greco-Roman town. Journey back through the centuries as part of this guided tour; Hyères was once a large Mediterranean trading port; discover the remains of old homes, shops, thermal spas and sanctuaries.
In feudal times, the town centre was moved to higher ground, overlooking the sea. The old castle bears witness to this medieval past. From Massillon gate, wander through the pedestrian streets of the old city as far as the castle, which affords unobstructed views over the coast and the îles d’Or islands.
During the 20th century, Hyères became a prestigious beach resort, renowned for its mild winters, beaches and palm trees. As you stroll along, observe the façades of bygone hotels, which were once an important part of the town’s fame.
During your visit to the town centre, don’t miss a tour of the brand new Hyères Museum, which immerses visitors in Hyères scenery and southern French culture.
The îles d'or islands
From La Gabinière apartments and complex on Giens peninsula, admire the view over the îles d’Or islands
Just 200m from your apartment, set sail from Port de la Tour Fondue to visit Porquerolles island.
On foot or by bike, stroll in the shade of the pine trees down to the island’s most beautiful beaches.
Argent beach to the west and Notre Dame beach to the east, both feature white sand and turquoise waters and are the perfect place for a dip in the transparent depths.
Nature lovers can venture as far as Pointe du Langoustier and its black, sandy beach. We also recommend crossing the Porquerolle Plaine as far as the Cap d’Arme lighthouse, for unobstructed views over the Mediterranean and the shale cliffs which crash into the sea.
PRESERVED PORT CROS
Port Cros reveals to you its protected flora and fauna. A national park since 1963, the safeguard team ensures the preservation of the land and sea environment.
Hiking fans shouldn’t miss a trip to Port Cros.
For exploring the island you’ll need a good pair of shoes, a mask, a tuba and a hearty picnic.
After the 50-minute crossing, discover the charming village, from where you can head towards the plant trail, Pointe de Port Man and Palud beach.
Enjoy a day at Port Cros, with its preserved nature, rosemary bushes, olive trees, oaks and Aleppo pines.
THE MYSTERIOUS LE LEVANT
Looking for a day in total harmony with nature in a bastion of naturism? Levant island welcomes you in your birthday suit!
Appropriate dress is required in the village and on the port; you can strip off on the hiking trails and the sandy beach known as Les Grottes.
Take advantage of the exceptional location of your apartment in the Giens peninsula complex to discover the sandy beaches and preserved creeks in the surrounding area.
Le Bouvet and Le Pradeau
Less than 10 minutes away on foot, the coastal path takes you to the small Tour Fondue beaches.
As you leave the complex, turn left and 350m further on, at the end of the path at the bottom of a small staircase, you will discover the small and well-preserved Bouvet beach. If you turn right when leaving La Gabinière, take the path from the port and 500m on you will find Pradeau beach with views over Porquerolles.
Just 4km from the complex, Almanarre beach is located on the west side of the sandy isthmus. This large, sandy beach is a firm favourite among families for the sand castle possibilities it offers!. The shallow waters by the shore are perfect for little ones and for playing bat and ball.
On windy days, the Mistral western wind attracts kite surfers, who come to take advantage of the swell and invigorating thrills. Come to admire the many multi-coloured kites in the sky and the boarders having fun among the waves.
La Vignette (Renée Sabran hospital) offers bathing opportunities for those with reduced mobility and the visually impaired. It features a lowering system pontoon and trained staff, everything has been carefully considered for bathing in total security. Our partner, Un fauteuil à la mer, offers adapted aquatic equipment so that everyone can enjoy bathing and nautical activities including sea kayaking, jet-skiing, and boating.
A large, fine sandy beach, ideal for families. You can reach the beach on foot along the coastal path and enjoy a one-hour bucolic hike passing via Cap de l’Estérel and Baume beach. The beach can also be reached by car, at just 2km from the complex.
Interactive map of the Var Department
The Var Department is brimming with a variety of landscapes, activities, museums and villages to discover.
Browse the interactive map and prepare your stay at the La Gabinière complex on Giens peninsula.
Discover the surroundings
A land of contrasts. Golden sandy beaches or rocky coasts (300 kms of coastline), Golden Islands, Saint-Tropez…
Our proposals for fully equipped rentals, in a perfect seaside setting
Our rental proposals. A perfect setting by the sea, equipped with many tools…
Hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports…
Services on site or nearby, for optimum comfort.