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The Var department and the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region have a rich and highly dynamic network of cultural sites, from internationally renowned public and private museums and parks and gardens that display its unique flora.

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Domaine du Rayol

Domaine du Rayol


In the middle of the domaine du Rayol, the landscape gardener and architect Gilles Clément has created a mosaic gardens that reference not only the Mediterranean coast but also other parts of the world, such as California and New Zealand.

Emmanuel Lopez garden


Spanning a hectare at the very heart of the island of Porquerolles, the Emmanuel Lopez garden hosts a large number of Mediterranean species, including olive and bay laurel trees and a wide variety of palms.

Musée de la Culture et du Paysage


In 2021, the former Banque de France d’Hyères will host the Musée de la Culture et du Paysage, where important collections labelled Musée de France will be exhibited.

Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles


Villa Noailles, designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, is today an art centre that hosts various exhibitions each year as well as the International Fashion and Photography Festival and Design Parade.

Parc Saint-Bernard


On the road from the Villa Noailles to Hyères, the terraces of the Parc Saint-Bernard display a range of rare and refined species and offer a panoramic view of the Golden Isles.

Gabriel Guévrékian garden


Built in the 1920s, the Gabriel Guévrékian garden, within the walls of the Villa Noailles, is surprising for the modernity of its cubist architecture.

Hôtel des Arts


Since 1999, the Hôtel des Arts has housed the Conseil général’s art centre. Each year, four to five contemporary art exhibitions are presented here.

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Villa Tamaris

La Seyne-sur-mer

With its programme specialising in figurative painting and contemporary photography, Villa Tamaris offers another perspective on contemporary art.

Domaine d’Orvès

La Valette-du-Var

At the heart of the domaine d’Orvès, around the 17th century fortifications, a garden of walled terraces has been built to host a great number of remarkable plants.

And don’t forget the Fondation Bernar Venet and domaine du Muy, the MAMAC Nice’s Villa Arson, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Fondation Hartung Bergman in Antibes, the MUCEM, the MAC and the FRAC, as well as château La Coste in Puy-Sainte-Réparade, and the numerous Monaco Museums… and so much more!

To plan your stay in the best possible way please consult:
Hyères Tourist Office
The PACA Regional Tourism Committee