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Îles d'Hyères

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Îles d'Hyères

The Îles d'Hyères (pronounced: ; or Îles d'Or, ) are a group of four Mediterranean islands off Hyères in the Var département of south-east France. With a combined area of 29 square kilometers, they comprise:

  • Porquerolles - 1,254 hectares, an extension of the Giens peninsula
  • Port-Cros - 650 hectares, the most mountainous, a 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

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