You will be tendered into the Village on the northern side of the island, where the local tourist office has set up a help-yourself table laden with brochures, maps, etc.
Printable map to take along.
Cruise schedule for Porquerolles
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Porquerolles is the largest, most westerly of the three islands in the Îles d'Hyères. It is about 7 km (4.3 mi) long by 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, with five small ranges of hills. The south coast is lined with cliffs, and on the north coast are the port and the beaches of Notre Dame, La Courtade, and Plage d'Argent.
Only about 200 inhabitants.
In 1988 the island was put under the protection of the French national Trust (national Park).Her sandy beaches and superb views from the cliffs( on the south side) falling to a sparkling sea, attract many visitors who enjoy walking or biking. Her temperate climate adds its own special charm to each season of the year.
The “Fort Sainte Agathe”, overhanging the village, offers a splendid panoramic view. An exhibition on the island’s patrimonial wealth and the bay of Hyères From April to October, guided tours are given to discover the biological versatility and architectural heritage of the island.
Several "Marine" stores offer free WiFi.
Local emergency number: 112
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
National holiday dates:
January 1 New Year's Day
Ascension Day (forty days after Easter)
Pentecost or Whitsun (seventh Sunday after Easter, plus the Monday)
May 1 May Day/Labour Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
July 14 Bastille Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 11 1918 Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day
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