Hotel de l'Europe
45 Avenue Edith Cawell, Hyeres les Palmiers, Hyeres, 83400, France
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Le Poisson batailleur annonceur de métamorphoses
Casino des Palmiers
Travel Tips for Hyères
Villa Tunisienne, 1 avenue Andrée de David de Beauregard was built in 1884 by Chapoulard for himself and his offices in an Oriental style. The front is made of mold concrete with earthenware tiles embedded in the walls and oriental arcades framing the windows.
Le Clos fleuri
Le Clos fleuri was built in the 1930s on a triangular parcel at a cross road, 2 rue Saint Rémy. The architect has played with the shape of the parcel to build a house with irregular volumes that can be seen from every direction, as each side is a front. The half embedded tower topped by a large roof adds to the strangeness of the architecture.
Franciscan Church, Avenue Victor Hugo
Towards the top of Avenue Victor Hugo, not far from Avenue des Îles d'Or, there stands a church that bears on top of the entrance "DOM sub invocatione Matris misericordiae et sp Francisci". This is obviously a Franciscan Catholic church and it must have been built in Godillot's time but I have not found any information about it.
Collégiale Saint Paul
A stone embedded in the side of the church bears the following engraving
Ci-gît l'Enfant sans sepulture, ROBERTUS…ATUS, que son père a enseveli dans le roc.
Here lies the unburied child, ROBERTUS…ATUS, that his father has buried in the roc.
This carving must refer to a recurrent legend in several parts of the Mediterranean world of a child being sacrificed by his father for the completion of some difficult building but I have been unable to find any specific mention about it.
Villa Noailles, the landscape
From Villa Noailles and Parc Saint Bernard, the landscape on the old city is stunning. In the center of the photo, Collégiale Saint Paul is seen almost as a bird's view, with the houses standing tightly around. In the far background, the Îles d'Hyères (page to come) with Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant.