Cruise Port Atlas | Porquerolles, France Map | Location

Porquerolles, France Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Porquerolles: Star Clippers

Key Attractions: St. Agatha Fortress, Botanical Park, Notre Dame (beach), La Courtade (beach), Plage d'Argent, Hiking Trails, Bike Trails, Diving, Domaine de la Courtade, Domaine de l'Ile, Domaine Perzinsky

Porquerolles is the largest island in the French archipelago known as Iles d'Or or Golden Islands. It's strategic position off the coast of Provence, close to the Naval Base, is the reason you will find a number of fortresses including the Fort St. Agathe, near the port. On the north side of the island are long sandy beaches that offer an idyllic setting. The south side is a series of white cliffs. A large part of the island is now a protected area that is part of a French National Park. The most popular active pursuits are hiking and biking on the various trails that cover the island and offer dramatic views and the opportunity to see the varied flora and fauna. The Botanical Conservatory offers a wide range of plants and many fruit trees. Diving and other water sports are offered along the coasts. The wines of Porquerolles are among the most recognized of Provence.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: French

Secondary Languages: none

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Porquerolles harbor and St. Agathe Fort by Baptiste Rossi

Geography and Population

About 3 KM off the coast of Provence, the island of Porquerolles is 7 KM west to east and 3 KM north to south with several groups of hills and 3 plains. The north coast has several beachy coves and the south is primarily cliffs. The population of the island is only 200.

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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How Far?

Though transportation is available via taxi, this island was made for walking around and many taxi route are very circuitous and take nearly as long as walking.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Tender Dock Toulon-Hyeres Airport 51 KM 60 minutes (includes ferry)  
Tender Dock Place d'Armes (Town Center 0.4 KM 1 minute, 4 minute walk  
Tender Dock St. Agathe Fort 0.9 KM 2 minutes, 12 minute walk  
Tender Dock Plage de la Courtade 1.3 KM 4 minutes, 16 minute walk  
Tender Dock Plage de Notre Dame 3.5 KM 10 minutes  
Tender Dock Plage d'Argent 7 KM 18 minutes, 24 minute walk  
Tender Dock Lighthouse 6.3 KM 17 minutes  
Tender Dock Domaine de L'ile about 10 KM about 25 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Toulon - Hospital St-Anne, Sainte-Anne hospital, 2 boulevard Sainte-Anne, Toulon, phone: +33 4 94 09 90 00,, 32 KM, 39 minutes (includes ferry)

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Societe Marseillaise de Credit - Porquerolles, 1 Rue de la Ferme, 83400 Hyeres, 0.5 KM, 1 minute, 7 minutes

Post Office

La Poste, Place d'Armes, 83400 Hyeres, 0.5 KM, 1 minute, 6 minutes

Photo of Porquerolles southern cliffs by Vincent

Dock

29-39 Rue de l'Artisanat, 83400 Hyeres