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Îles d'Hyères

Mpa of the Îles d'Hyères

The Îles d'Hyères (pronounced [il djɛːʁ]), also known as Îles d'Or ([il dɔːʁ]), are a group of four Mediterranean islands off Hyères in the Var department of Southeastern France.


With a combined area of 29 square kilometres, the Îles d'Hyères comprise:

  • Porquerolles – 1,254 hectares, an extension of the Giens peninsula
  • Port-Cros – 650 hectares, the most mountainous, part of Port-Cros National Park, noted for rare flora and as a bird refuge
  • Île du Bagaud – 45 hectares, part of the same national park, and without permitted access
  • Île du Levant – 900 hectares, mostly for military use, partly a long-established nudist colony centered on the privately owned village of Héliopolis