Find on this page all the information needed to prepare your trip to Porquerolles island.

Shuttle boats to Porquerolles

Several Ferry companies connect the mainland to Porquerolles island. From Hyères - the Tour Fondue located at the end of the Giens Peninsula with TLV TVM (all year round), but also from other coastal municipalities in Var (during high-season).

Accommodation in Porquerolles

Hotels, holiday rentals, guesthouses, holiday residences and on board ships, Porquerolles offers accomodations to suit all tastes. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Porquerolles Events

The list of what’s going on during your stay in Porquerolles !

Leisure and activities

Have you ever been on this island that has regained its natural beauty thanks to the conservation efforts of the National Park? Porquerolles, the most visited of the Golden Isles (îles d’Or), is at its best in the low season. The natural beauty of Porquerolles is best explored by bike, by foot or even by boat. Here, everyone is […]

Porquerolles beaches

Porquerolles has two facets: on the southern side, the coast is made of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers. The northern side, on the other hand, offers fine sand beaches and turquoise waters…our very own Caribbean!   This special island awaits your visit…   

Itineraries and routes

You'll find below an interactive map of the routes and cycling paths recommended by the Tourist Office.


From snacks to haute cuisine, here's a look at the restaurants in Porquerolles.

Shops and services

You’ll find on this page a selection of shops and services on the island.  We also have listed all the institutions such as  the post office, the police station, the city hall…    

Places to see

Because Porquerolles has many faces, you’ll find below a selection of places to see on the island. Some of them are open to the public.

Safety measures on Porquerolles

In the interest of everyone’s safety, access to the island’s forests may be temporarily closed to the public. In these circumstances, it is only allowed to transit (walking or biking) on the paths leading to the beaches, the lighthouse and the Oustaou de Diou creek. These authorised paths are highlighted in green on the map below. […]

Useful information

Parkings, harbor master, fire risks and other information about the national park are on this page

Contact Porquerolles

You can contact our office in Porquerolles using the form below or the ” chat ” in the lower-right corner.

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Welcome to Porquerolles! A short 10-minutes boat ride away from the coast, the crescent-shaped island nestles a charming village in its centre where you will find a wide and diverse offer of accommodation, restaurants and bike rentals. The best way to discover Porquerolles is hiking or cycling on the numerous marked trails of the National Park.

Porquerolles has two facets: on the southern side, the coast is made of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers. The northern side, on the other hand, offers fine sand beaches and turquoise waters…our very own Caribbean! As for the core of the island, it is made of fertile plains on which the botanical conservatory grows ancient and unique species. This special island awaits your visit…

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Villa Carmignac in Porquerolles

If anyone had told me five years ago that I would be approaching paintings from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Botticelli, Roy Lichtenstein and Warhol In Porquerolles I wouldn't have believed it.. But, after many years of tremendous work, Charles Carmignac managed to offer a collection of art in the most beautiful setting. The villa Carmignac is now open !

François Aurat exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Art and photography exhibition on the sea and fish. "François Aurat, the schooner's deck manager, feeds his passion for photography with the rhythm of navigation and the landscapes he crosses, and his photos reflect his voyage. He also draws his inspiration from the artistic practices and people he meets during his stopovers, which is why he also works on a Japanese plastic art: gyotaku".

Guided tours – Fort Sainte-Agathe

Guided tours of this 16th-century fort are available for visitors and schoolchildren. Following an itinerary of several exhibition rooms, the tour covers various themes in keeping with the island's heritage and the values of the National Park: the architecture of Fort Sainte Agathe, the history of the island of Porquerolles, the island's flora and fauna, and the missions of the National Park. The tour ends at the top of the artillery tower, with a study of the surrounding landscape. This last stop will allow you to take some superb photos of the Hyères roadstead. The tour also includes a visit to the Moulin du Bonheur. You can also purchase a combined ticket for Fort Sainte-Agathe and Moulin du Bonheur. Finally, you'll discover an exhibition on the theme of imagination, an experiential visit that everyone can approach in their own way, with the main work "Nuages" by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich, exhibited in partnership with Villa Carmignac. Take a virtual tour of Fort Sainte-Agathe:

Villa Carmignac – Exhibition 2024 – The Infinite Woman

The Fondation Carmignac presents the exhibition The Infinite Woman at the Villa Carmignac, on the island of Porquerolles, off the coast of Hyères (Var), curated by Alona Pardo. Strong, lascivious, fatal, nurturing, demonic, mythical, women have been represented in many ways over the centuries to suit a patriarchal vision of the world. Drawing from original myths to the most contemporary or subversive representations of the female body, The Infinite Woman proposes to shed new light on their emancipatory potential, from the reappropriation of desire to the elevation of disobedient bodies that upset Western conventions of beauty and power. Weaving together the stories of artists who, whatever their gender, have defied not only social norms, but also the limits of art and its oppressive categories, the exhibition unsettles and invites us to redefine femininity in art. From Sandro Botticelli to Judy Chicago, via Michael Armitage, John Currin, Loie Hollowell, Lisa Yuskavage, Lee Bul or Martine Gutierrez and Billie Zangewa, the exhibition combines major works from the Carmignac collection (Sandro Botticelli, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein) with exceptional loans (Louise Bourgeois / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Mary Beth Edelson / TATE) as well as productions made specifically for the exhibition (France, France, USA). produced specifically for the exhibition (France-Lise McGurn). More information coming soon

Porquerolle’s Race

The reputation of the Hyères harbor and the Porquerolles race course is well established. A true dream for sailors, it hosts a number of attractive events every year, including this new rendezvous. The Porquerolle's race will be contested by crews and will be open to all IRC-rated monohulls, with the exception of sportboats. Potential participants and their crews already know that they can count on the Yacht Club de Porquerolles to make this event a great sporting competition on the water, as well as a festive and convivial event on land.

Sabine exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Atelier de Sabine for an exhibition from May 10 to 31.

Porquerolle’s cup regatta

The Porquerolles Yacht Club's oldest and most famous race, held every year on Whit Sunday. Boats circumnavigate the island in a direction chosen the day before. The start is given from a beach (plage d'Argent or Courtade). All crew members are seated on the sand and must swim back to their boat anchored in front of the beach when the starting gun is fired. The prize-giving ceremony takes place on Sunday afternoon, during a cocktail party at the Sainte Agathe fort. The day ends with a grand ball organized for participants and the many tourists and visitors, in the evening on the Place d'Armes. - Boats in port: 90 to 100 - Participants: 500 to 600 sailors and more than 1,000 people at the ball on Sunday evening.

Discovering the conservatory orchards on the island of Porquerolles

Discover the conservatory orchards on the island of Porquerolles, shaded by olive, fig, mulberry and oleander trees (of wild origin). Overview of the scientific work carried out with INRAE and CEFE CNRS on the 150 varieties of olive trees concerning adaptation to climate change. Duration: 2 hours. Limited to 15 people. Reservations required by telephone. Meeting point: carrefour des on Porquerolles island. Easy walk on flat ground.

Visit to the Conservatoire botanique national méditerranéen’s ex situ conservation center on the island of Porquerolles

Exceptionally, as part of the CBN Belle saison, CBNMed is opening the doors of its ex situ Conservation Center located on the island of Porquerolles. This is an opportunity to discover the Seed Bank, the various machines and processes involved in sorting and conserving the seeds of rare and protected species. Duration 1h (depending on participants' questions). Limited to 10 participants. Reservations required by telephone. Meeting point: Hameau agricole on the island of Porquerolles.

Hélène Argellies exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Hélène Argellies for an exhibition from May 31 to June 21.

Porquerolles Film Festival

The Porquerolles Film Festival aims to raise public awareness of current current issues through cinema, but also to encourage reflection through meetings and debates.

Porquerolle’s Classic regatta: Old rigs

Porquerolle's classic is a major gathering of traditional boats in Porquerolles. The regatta is included in the official calendar of the AFYT, Association Française de Yacht de Tradition, and is sponsored by the Yacht Club de France. The number of requests for participation from traditional yachts increases every year. It consists of constructed and coastal courses in the harbor and around the islands of Hyères. On the final day, the Moonbeam Trophy commemorates the origins of Porquerolle's Classic. It was created in 2003 to celebrate the centenary of Moonbeam of Fife, the famous auric yawl built in the Scottish shipyard of Fairlie. The show at sea is grandiose.

12MJI World Championship

An exceptional meeting not held in France for many years The first 12 MJ was built in 1907. The series was admitted to the Summer Olympics in 1908, 1912 and 1920. The Class was selected for successive editions of the America's Cup from 1958 to 1987, the world's oldest sporting trophy. oldest sporting trophy in the world.

Brigitte Surcouff exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Brigitte Surcouff for a photography exhibition on the theme of the sea.

Jazz à Porquerolles

The 23rd edition of Jazz de Porquerolles, July 7-10, 2024

Sarah Varlet exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Sarah Varlet for a photography exhibition from July 12 to August 2.

Nicolas Bréval exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Nicolas Bréval for a photography exhibition from August 2 to 23.

AnaÏs Celindano exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Anaïs Celindano for an exhibition on women and the sea, from August 23 to September 13.

Celia Dalmaso exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Celia Dalmaso for an exhibition from September 13 to October 4.

Agathe Danthony exhibition at Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Sainte Anne welcomes Agathe Danthony for an exhibition on women and the sea, from October 4 to November 3.

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Heading to Porquerolles

Board La Mouette, a comfortable boat-ride, for a commented coastal cruise from the port of Hyères with a stopover on the island of Porquerolles in the afternoon