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


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.

  • 1 Bureau d'informations de Porquerolles, +33 4 94 58 33 76. July August: Monday to Saturday 9h00 – 18h15, Sunday 9h00 – 13h00; September - March: Monday to Saturday 9h00 – 12h30 / 14h00 – 17h00, Sunday (September and October only) 9h00 – 13h00; April-June: Monday to Saturday 9h00 – 17h30, Sunday 9h00 – 13h00. free WIFI spot
  • 2 [dead link] La Maison de Parc national à Porquerolles (House of Porquerolles National Park), . from 16 March to 15 November: 9h30-12h30 in the morning, also 16 March to 29 March and from 25 October to 15 November: 13h30-17h30, 30 March to 5 July and 14 September to 24 October: 14h00-18h00, 6 July to 13 September: 14h30-18h30.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

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


Fort Sainte Agathe
  • 1 Eglise Sainte Anne (church). 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 9h30-12h30 / 14h00-18h00. free.
  • 3 Fort Sainte Agathe (Info and reservations at the Park House), +33 4 94 58 07 24. Only visited by guided tours from 15/06 to 13/09 at 10h, 14h and 16h. 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 15/06 to 13/09 at 11h30, 15h30 and 17h30.


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 rent[edit]

Notre-Dame beach


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.






Go next[edit]

Port-Cros — another island in the archipelago

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