Island is 20 minutes by sea from the Tour
Fondue – Presqu’ile de Giens (Giens
penisula) and is the pearl of Hyères.
Located on the same parallel as the Cap Corse, the Island
is at the most southern tip of France. 7 km long and
2.5 km wide with the highest peak the semaphore at 142
m. The Island was influenced by different civilisations
(Celt, Greek, Roman) and archaeological researches brought
back to life several sites. There are also traces of
military architecture e.g. the Fort Agathe built on
the ruins of the former castle.
Today Porquerolles still has its agricultural
vocation. In the centre 200 ha of vineyards produce
wines of quality. The national Mediterranean botanical
conservatory has an important variety of fruit trees.
When you arrive the port is at the foot of the village
and you can discover crafts, local restaurants around
a square under huge trees. This small part of paradise,
fringed by pine and eucalyptus trees, is also used by
cyclists and hikers.
There are more than 54 km of tracks to the lighthouse,
the Plaine Notre Dame or the Langoustier side
of the Island. You can also enjoy the
turquoise sea with white sandy beaches or abrupt
cliffs further to the south.