Îles d'Hyères

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The Îles d'Hyères (pronounced: [il djɛːʁ]; or Îles d'Or, [il dɔːʁ]) 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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Coordinates: 42°59′45″N 6°20′15″E / 42.99583°N 6.33750°E / 42.99583; 6.33750