Flower tradition

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The SICA market can be visited very early in the morning on selected open days. For more information, call
☎ + 33 (0)4 94 12 44 00

Hyères: Mediterranean garden

Locals have been growing flowers in Hyères for centuries. In the 19th century, when Queen Victoria arrived for a stay on the hill of Costebelle, she was charmed by the fields of violets sprawling on the outskirts of town.

Hyères combines rich soils, warm climates and human skills, leading some producers to specialise in certain local species. Irises, carnations, tulips, anemones, olive trees, aloe and agaves all grow under the local sun. Nurseries cover vast expanses of land around town, making the best of the rich soils of Hyères.

Every other year, a flower procession is organised around town, offering a great opportunity to visit nearby horticultural productions.

The serious business of flowers

First flower market in France and fourth in Europe, the SICA is Hyères’ wholesale stock market where hundreds of producers come to sell and export their flowers throughout Europe.

 

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