Presqu’île de Giens
Presqu’île de Giens information
If you don’t have time to visit the Camargue, this beach-fringed peninsula might well be your next-best bet for some flamingo-spotting. Several large lagoons lie at its centre, visited by many seasonal species including herons, egrets, teals, cormorants and Provence’s famous flamingos. A Sentier du Littoral (Coastal Path) loops the peninsula; bring binoculars. The peninsula is well signposted from the old town. It’s about 9km drive to the end of the point along the D197.
Several pleasant beaches are scattered around the edge of the peninsula, and the little port is the launch pad for day trips to the Îles d’Hyères.