20 Apr 2011

VISITING HYERES AT THE FRENCH RIVIERA

After our long morning chat, little blogging and photo work, we went after lunch to Hyères an old town 4 km (2.5 mi) from the sea. We walked through the small little streets and then sat at the Place Massillon for a drink.



Claudie and I waiting for our drinks



Hyères is a popular location for tourism in the winter, and facilitates the cultivation of palm trees; about 100,000 trees are exported from the area. As a result, the town is also called Hyères Les Palmiers (Palmiers = palm trees).



We then went to the habor of Hyères with is also very huge and admired yachts and sailing boats. Lots of people were cleaning their boats or had them cleaned. The view over the sea to the islands in front of Hyères was very beautiful. Anyway I will report about all this later when I am home.

We had a Raclette as supper and Claudie's daughter returned from University which was a nice surprise and we had a very cheerful evening.

7 comments:

diane b said...

Ahhhh Such is life on the French Riviera. Lucky you!

Gracie said...

Isn't it one of the most beautiful place in the world? I think that the French Riviera has a charme not comparable to any other!

Jo said...

How beautiful, Gattina. You look as though you're feeling better after your cold last week. Claudie looks like a lovely lady. Enjoy your holiday! (((hugs))) Jo

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, my friend. And don't you look lovely in your matching hat and sweater!!
I'm so glad you're having a good visit.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Loree said...

It is so beautiful. I am glad you are able to post photos so we can say we saw the French Riviera too.

claudie said...

Belle journée à Hyères!!! La prochaine fois nous visiterons la villa Noaille!!!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Looks like somewhere we would want to go around for ages. You really get me longing to go to visit Claudie et Pierre again.... After this long winter I really is in need of it!