Abstract : We are interested in the study and improvement of the LES component in hybrid RANS-LES formulations. These models are not designed for blunt-body flows with laminar boundary layers, but it is interesting to examine how they behave in that case. A DDES model is compared with a dynamic Variational multi-scale (DVMS) LES model for two subcritical flows past a cylinder. We then propose a hybridation restricting to DVMS in LES regions. The performances of the different options are compared for subcritical flows and for a flow around a tandem cylinder.