Porquerolles, France

Porquerolles is the largest of the three mediterranean islands of Or in the Hyères gulf in the Var département, in the south-east of France. The other islands are named Port-Cros, and Île du Levant. Porquerolles is the most popular of the islands, with the largest population and a pleasant climate.

The charming Porquerolles village is situated close to the port. The village boasts a large square and beautiful church, a cluster of shops and several cafes and restaurants where you can eat outside.

Attractions on the island include its beautiful countryside, its fine sand beaches and a series of calanques, rocky points, gorges, headlands and hills which can be viewed from the lighthouse. In the interior, there is a mosaic of vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees of all variety... lemons, oranges and mandarins. The paths are bordered by pines, eucalyptus and numerous plantations, courtesy of the Conservatoire Botanique.

Things to See & Do

* 14th century Fort Ste Agathe
* Chemin de Croix Lighthouse
* Underwater diving, sailing, windsurfing, boat hire, fishing
* Plantations of the Conservatoire Botanique National
* Porquerolles Church

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 21 km²
Population – 350 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33

Port Location – The port is located close to the village centre. Bikes can be hired at the port and there is a tourist office available for directions to the village.

Travel Links – Transfers are available by ferry throughout the year, from the "gare maritime" de La Tour Fondue at Hyères (25min). July and August, from Toulon, Le Lavandou, Cavalaire, Bormes and La Londe.

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