Hyeres is a town and commune in the southeast of France, in the Var département, located 15 km (10 m) east of Toulon. According to the town's official website, at the 1999 census it had a population of 53,258 inhabitants. The old town lies 4 km (2.5 mi) from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill.
Between the old town and the sea lies the pine-covered hill of Costebelle, which overlooks the peninsula of Giens. Hyères is the most southerly Mediterranean seaside resort in mainland France.