island in Hyères, France

Porquerolles (aka Île de Porquerolles), is an island in the Îles d'Hyères archipelago in Var.

UnderstandEdit

 
Port of Porquerolles

The island is a part of Port-Cros - Porquerolles National Park.

As a matter of fact, the most of the Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou was shot at this island.

Get inEdit

By boatEdit

In July and August there are other some connections by boat from Toulon, Bandol, La Londe-les-Maures and other places.

Get aroundEdit

By foot or by bicycle. It's rumoured there is also one taxi on the island.

SeeEdit

 
Fort Sainte Agathe
  • 1 Eglise Sainte Anne (church). It has a curious Way of the Cross with a knife carried by a soldier.
  • 2 Jardin E. Lopez (E. Lopez garden) (at the edge of the village, on the road to the Lighthouse). from March 08:30-12:30, 14:00-18:00. free.
  • 3 Fort Sainte Agathe (Info and reservations at the Park House), +33 4 94 58 07 24. Only visited by guided tours from 15 Jun to 13 Sep at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00. There a number of forts on the island. This one is open to the public.
  • 4 Le Moulin du Bonheur (wind mill), +33 4 94 58 07 24. Only visited by guided tours from 15 Jun to 13 Sep at 11:30, 15:30 and 17:30.

DoEdit

There are a number of walking and cycling trails [1] crossing the island. Perhaps the most popular one is South from the village to the Phare de Porquerolles (lighthouse) (closed to the public).

NB: Outside the village there is only one bar at the plage d'Argent (W of the village), so it's worth to plan accordingly, i.e. take water, etc. with yourself.

Bicycle rentEdit

 
Notre-Dame beach

BeachesEdit

There are number of nice beaches on the island, mostly along its Northern coast.

  • 2 Plage d'argent.
  • 3 Plage de la Courtade.
  • 4 Plage Notre Dame.
  • 5 Plage de la Galère.
  • 6 La plage blanche and La plage noire.

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Go nextEdit

Port-Cros — another island in the archipelago

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