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Île de Porquerolles Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 103 photos
Porquerolles (Île de Porquerolles) is the largest and the western most of the group of the Îles d'Hyères, an archipelago also called Îles d'Or (Golden islands). The archipelago includes three main islands, Porquerolles, Port-Cros, île du Levant and several smaller islands. The Îles d'Hyères are a part of the "Commune d'Hyères" which includes city of Hyères and the whole Presqu'île de Gien It is thus one of the widest "communes" of France with 132 km2.
Porquerolles is 7.5 km long and 3 km wide, with an area of 1254ha (12.54 km2). Its summit is at the lighthouse, elevation 142 m.
Since 1979, the Parc National de Port-Cros is in charge of the Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles as the island has a very special Mediterranean vegetation.
There are no paved roads on the island. There are no private cars not motorcycles allowed on the island and there are only a few dirt tracks for the few cars from the Parc National.
Ferries to Porquerolles leave from Tour Fondue harbor, on the Presqu'île de Giens. In high season, there is at least a... more travel advice
While we were dining a Yellow legged Herring gull (Larus cachinnans) came to visit us. Of course, he was not interested... more travel advice
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