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Ile de Porquerolles

Ferries and shuttles to Porquerolles from Hyeres, Toulon, La Londe, La Seyne and Le Lavandou.

Boats and shuttles to Porquerolles :

All year, shuttle boat departing from the ferry terminal in Hyeres (25mn) with TLV

Remember to book in advance, as the number of visitors to the island is limited!

Shuttle boats for Porquerolles from Toulon, La Seyne sur Mer and La Londe from April to November with Bateliers de la Cote d'Azur

Remember to book in advance, as the number of visitors to the island is limited!


Plage Courtage à Porquerolles

Porquerolles is the biggest of the three islands of Or in the Hyeres gulf.
Seven km long and 3km wide, Porquerolles is the most popular, with the largest population.

Le port de Porquerolles

It is situated at the same latitude as Cap Corse, and therefore shares the same pleasant climate - almost daily sunshine (more than 300 sunny days a year), mild winters (rarely below 0°C) and hot summers with a delightfully cool seabreeze..

A renown vineyard

Vignobles de Porquerolles

The village was first built in 1820, the lighthouse in 1837 and the church in 1850. After being owned by a succession of people, the island was bought in 1912 by Monsieur Fournier who apparently bought it as a wedding present for his wife.

Two hundred hectares of grapevines were planted and the vineyard later produced a top quality wine which was one of the first to be classed "vins des Cotes de Provence".
Today the three vinyards on the island produce wine which has an excellent reputation. The vineyards are associated with the Conservatoire Botanique National de Porquerolles which protects the island's heritage and environment.

Preserved nature

Voiliers sur l'île de Porquerolles

In 1971, the state bought 4/5 of the island, thus protecting it from any unsightly housing or hotel developments... the style and architecture of the existing houses blend harmoniously with the natural beauty of the site.

Classified "heart of National Park" since 2012, Porquerolles is a site where the land is protected, cultivated, replanted and studied, thanks to the Conservatoire Botanique and to the Parc national de Port Cros. Their plantations are difficult to miss.

The charming village of Porquerolles

Le village de Porquerolles

As soon as you arrive at the port, you will be captivated by the island: behind the boats tied up to the quay, the first houses can be seen, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Le Fort Agathe

After leaving the port (where you can hire bikes and obtain directions from the tourist office) you will arrive in the village with its large square and beautiful church, a cluster of shops and several cafes and restaurants where you can eat outside.

Sublime landscapes and beaches

To discover the rest of the island you can choose between several delightful routes...

La mer à Porquerolles

In the north, three superb beaches offer fine sand and the coast here slopes gently down to sea which is exceptionally clear.
In the south, vertical cliffs rise out of the sea, from this steep relief, you can see a series of calanques, rocky points, gorges, headlands and hills.

You can admire this wild and majestic landscape from the lighthouse where there is a 360° view of the island and the sea... it's breathtaking!

Vélo à Porquerolles

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. Most of the paths are shaded, sheltering visitors from the "coups de chaud".

In spring the flowering scrub, with its myrtles and heather, transfoms the island into a huge fragrant bouquet of flowers. In autumn, the pine forest's different shades of green mix with the white flowers and red fruit of the strawberry trees.

In summer the cicadas sing to their hearts content... reminding you that you are in Provence and not in a tropical island at the other end of the earth...

Please note: in order to preserve the beauty of the island, the number of tourists is now limited. Remember to book your crossing and accommodation in advance!

What to see

14th century Fort Ste Agathe housing an underwater archeological exhibition (from June to September).
Church (1850) and the chemin de croix.
Lighthouse (1837).
The Carmignac Foundation Museum "La Villa Carmignac" which houses nearly 70 contemporary works, from Botticelli to Warhol via Lichtenstein, Basquiat and Richter.

Leisure activities

Hiking and mountain biking.
Underwater diving, sailing, windsurfing. Boat hire. Fishing.
Plantations of the Conservatoire Botanique National.
Note : camping, bivouacs and fires are forbidden.


Superb hotel in the heart of Porquerolles. The Auberge des Glycines is located in a typical Provencal house with an interior patio, on the village square on the island of Porquerolles. It is 200 meters from the port and 500 meters from the Fort de Sainte-Agathe.

150€ - 250€

Holiday rentals

Go to sea from Hyères and rent a boat in a few clicks.
The ideal solution for your boat rental, to Porquerolles, the Golden Islands and many exceptional moorings.

120€ - 1400€

In the heart of the village, superb apartment for 6 people recently tastefully renovated of 80m². Terrace with barbecue. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Bike loan. 350 m from the beach and the port. Concierge

2065€ - 3046€


Holiday rentals.
Camping, bivouacs and fires are forbidden.


You have sent us many questions about the island of Porquerolles, which is a very popular destination. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Where do I take the boat to go to Porquerolles island?

To get to Porquerolles by boat, you can take the TLV boats from Hyères or the Bateliers de la Côte d'Azur boats from Toulon, La Seyne sur Mer and La Londe.

Where can I park my car to go to Porquerolles?

It's very simple: you can leave your car in the car parks located on the piers. Check your boat company's website for details of where you can park and how much it costs. Avoid parking too far from the pier, as you risk being late for your boat's departure.

What is the nearest town to Porquerolles?

The nearest town to Porquerolles is Hyères-les-Palmiers, which lies to the north of the Giens peninsula, almost touching the island of Porquerolles. It's a pretty Provencal town to visit if you get the chance.

What can you do in Porquerolles in a day?

There's plenty to do in Porquerolles. Stroll along the footpaths and go from beach to beach, taking in some of the most beautiful, such as the Plage d'Argent and the Calanque de l'Oustaou de Diou with its pretty cliffs. Hire bikes to get around the island even more quickly. Grab a bite to eat in the island's pretty restaurants, go scuba diving and don't miss the charming village near the pier for a drink.

Porquerolles or Port Cros?

If you're hesitating between Porquerolles and Port-Cros, you should know that both are wonderful islands well worth a visit. We find Porquerolles even more beautiful, but it's also busier and sometimes a little too busy, although the recent limit on the number of visitors allowed on the island has partly solved this problem.

Is it always necessary to book a trip to Porquerolles?

Yes, in order to preserve the beauty of the island and avoid over-tourism, the number of tourists allowed on Porquerolles has been limited. You absolutely must book your crossing in advance, as well as your accommodation if you are staying on the island. Otherwise, you won't be able to visit Porquerolles without a reservation.


Ile du Levant and Port Cros.

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