In the heart of the city center, La Banque, museum of Cultures and Landscapes (Hyères museum) found its place in the magnificent former extension of the Bank of France. This ancient building (20th century) of neo-classical and art déco style, is an ideal setting for art collections labelled “Musée de France”. The museum trail explains the story of Hyères, its landscape evolution and activities, through 200 works of art.

© La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage
© La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage
© Thibault Martin (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TM)
© Thibault Martin (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TM)
Visuel de Flânerie à l’Orangeraie de Mickaël Obrenovitch, © Thierry Cottron (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TC)
Visuel de Flânerie à l’Orangeraie de Mickaël Obrenovitch, © Thierry Cottron (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TC)
© Thibault Martin (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TM)
© Thibault Martin (Service Communication Ville Hyères - TM)

In the heart of the city center, La Banque, museum of Cultures and Landscapes (Hyères museum) found its place in the magnificent former extension of the Bank of France. This ancient building (20th century) of neo-classical and art déco style, is an ideal setting for art collections labelled “Musée de France”. The museum trail explains the story of Hyères, its landscape evolution and activities, through 200 works of art.

Programme

© Bernard Plossu, Parc du Castel Sainte-Claire, Hyères, 2021, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Achat, 2021, Hyères - La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage, inv. 2021.8.5
© Bernard Plossu, Parc du Castel Sainte-Claire, Hyères, 2021, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Achat, 2021, Hyères - La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage, inv. 2021.8.5
© Bernard Plossu, Parc Olbius-Riquier, Hyères, 2021, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Achat, 2021, Hyères - La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage, inv. 2021.8.6
© Bernard Plossu, Parc Olbius-Riquier, Hyères, 2021, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Achat, 2021, Hyères - La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage, inv. 2021.8.6
© Bernard Plossu, Porquerolles, 1976, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Prêt exceptionnel de l’artiste, 2022, Collection privée
© Bernard Plossu, Porquerolles, 1976, Tirage argentique sur papier baryté, Prêt exceptionnel de l’artiste, 2022, Collection privée
© Bernard Plossu, Port-Cros, 2011,Tirage Fresson sur papier, Prêt exceptionnel de l’artiste, 2022, Collection privée
© Bernard Plossu, Port-Cros, 2011,Tirage Fresson sur papier, Prêt exceptionnel de l’artiste, 2022, Collection privée

Hyères / Plossu : Jardins et îles

A rare and generous artist of French photography, a poet of the everyday, Bernard Plossu has been in contact with the city of Hyères since the 1960s. He likes to photograph this town, which is at the same time rural, urban, coastal and insular. Its strange beauty, its landscapes between land and sea under the clear sky of Provence fascinates him. La Banque, musée des cultures et du paysage presents 110 photographs of Plossu through two themes that make the history and identity of the city: gardens and islands.

With a 50 mm lens, adept at black and white or the Fresson process, unique for its intense colors and matte rendering, Bernard Plossu wandered with his camera through our islands, which he appreciates so much, and our Hyères gardens. The Provençal landscapes and their light are then sublimated, testifying to the so particular link which unites Plossu to our city.

Access

La Banque, musée des Cultures et du Paysage
14, avenue Joseph-Clotis
83400 Hyères

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

The farmers’ market of local producers : every Tuesday in downtown Hyères.
The Saint Paul collegiate : church built in 1182 and classified as a Historical Monument.
Parcours des Arts et du Patrimoine : about 40 galleries, craftspeople workshops and boutiques in the pedestrian streets of the old town.

PLACES TO STAY

La Reine Jane : a family hotel with 14 bedrooms decorated by 14 designers. Aperitif on the rooftop and pleasant, generous restaurant, ideal with friends.
Le Provençal*** : an institution of the Giens Peninsula: sea view, legendary seawater pool, friendly welcome.
Lido Beach : hotel located in edge of beach with sight on the roadstead of Hyères.

PLACES TO EAT

La Rascasse : the gourmet restaurant of the hotel Le Provença overlooks the sea and the Hyères islands with its outside terrace.
Le Pothuau : provençal seafood specialities. Bouillabaisse, provençal bourride, fish soup and seafood paella… Reservation required.
La Langouste : snack in the villa Noailles’ garden.
Le Marais Plage : mediterranean cuisine to enjoy in front of the sea.
Chez Lulu : traditional Italian cuisine and Le Frigo de Lulu for the Italian delicatessen and snack.
Le Denti : fish eatery, 100% sea and local. Ideally located on a terrace downtown.
La Brasserie : the traditional bistro of the hôtel Le Provençal.
Don Pappazino : delicious pizzas.