One of the most upmarket restaurants in Hyeres, the Brasserie des Iles at the port, was completely ruined by fire yesterday. An electrical fault is thought to have started the fire which, with the help of the mistral, quickly took hold just before midday – and the lunchtime rush. Over twenty firemen worked for two hours to bring the blaze under control, by which time the Brasserie, and its sister restaurant next door, the Baleine, were totally gutted.
This has been a favourite of ours for special meals out for many years. Let’s hope it will re-emerge from the ashes.