Giens peninsula

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The Giens peninsula (French: Presqu'île de Giens) is a peninsula on the French Mediterranean coast near Hyères in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Seen from the air

It is a prime tourist destination, with campgrounds and water sports.

Economy[edit]

There are extensive vineyards on the peninsula, producing the AOC Côtes de Provence label.

Personalities[edit]

  • Saint-John Perse (pseudonym of Alexis Leger), Nobel Prize–winning poet and diplomat died there.

Coordinates: 43°02′02″N 6°08′27″E / 43.03389°N 6.14083°E / 43.03389; 6.14083