Vieille Ville information
Hyères’ attractive old town begins on the western side of place Georges Clemenceau at the 13th-century Porte Massillon (look for the clock). West along cobbled rue Massillon is rue des Porches, with its polished flagstones and shady arcades.
The rambling hillside grove of Parc St-Bernard abuts the striking Villa Noailles. Back downhill, Parc Castel Ste-Claire , a 17th-century convent converted into a private residence, was home to American writer Edith Wharton from 1927.
Today Castel Ste-Claire houses the headquarters of the Parc National de Port-Cros .