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

Le royaume, 2012-2013, huile sur toile, 130 x 195 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024
Le royaume, 2012-2013, huile sur toile, 130 x 195 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024
La stèle, 2020-2022, huile sur toile, 114 x 146 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024
La stèle, 2020-2022, huile sur toile, 114 x 146 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024
Noli me tangere, 2018-2019, huile sur toile, 130 x 162 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024
Noli me tangere, 2018-2019, huile sur toile, 130 x 162 cm © ADAGP, Paris, 2024

Terra Incognita, Pascal Vinardel

Through a selection of 67 works (oils on canvas and washes), the Terra Incognita exhibition offers an immersion into the mysterious work of Pascal Vinardel, a contemporary painter. Born in 1951 in Morocco, where he will always feel a certain nostalgia, he was introduced to art as a child by a family of intellectuals and musicians. His paintings depict landscapes that are both familiar and distant, as if conjured up from a collective memory whose untraceable places are not located on any known map.

Visitors are invited to become explorers of an interior continent of dawns and twilights, where time seems suspended in a spell of golden light, transmuted into the ochre of the land, the blue of the sea and sky, and the subtle green of the vegetation, as the last evidence of a lost paradise.

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.