Giens Peninsula

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Seen from the air

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.

Panorama view of the peninsula

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


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


  • Saint-John Perse (pseudonym of Alexis Leger), Nobel Prize–winning poet and diplomat died there in 1975.

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