The Giens peninsula

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The Giens peninsula is a world of its own: not really continental anymore and yet, not quite an island either. From a bird-eye view, its shape may evoke the image of a figure stretching both its arms toward the old town. In the winter, the Salt Road that runs along the Almanarre beach is closed to traffic, turning into an ideal hiking and cycling promenade. In the summer, all sorts of curious birds may be spotted there: from flamingos to kite surfers…


An insular air

The Golden Isles are within eye’s grasp but it is its special status as peninsula that grants to Giens its unique charm, inviting you to partake in its own rhythm, lazily lounging on the panoramic terrace of your hotel or taking a stroll down to the Niel marina to await the return of the fishermen and admire their characteristic boats called “pointus”.


Views of Giens on a day of strong windy day

The wild side of Hyères

Everyone will find an activity to his/her liking in Giens. It is up to you to choose betweensnorkellingspear fishingcliff diving, going on a photography walk of the local flora or sailing to Porquerolles. For a few days, a week or more, Giens becomes your own playground.

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