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A national park

What is a National Park?

A national park is a territory in which the conservation of fauna and flora, but also the soil, subsoil, atmosphere and water is important because it creates a special interest. A national park must be protected against any damage, and no artificial intervention that might alter the medium is not allowed.


Port-Cros, la faune

Like the flora, the fauna is protected and very valuable on the island. So it is very easy to meet animals during walks, or swim in the middle of a school of fish.

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Port-Cros, la flore

A Porquerolles is an extensive and diverse biodiversity. National Park strives to preserve the environment and protect the species living there.

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Port-Cros, les actions du parc

Port-Cros is a national park, the flora and fauna are protected, but what are the tasks and the actual actions of the park? You will know all about the National Park of Port-Cros shares.

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Schedules and rates for our ferrie to Port-Cros from LA LONDE
Departure to LA LONDE
from April 5
to July 5, 2020
from July 6
to August 30, 2020
from August 31
to October 4, 2020
from October 05
to November 1, 2020
La Londe

45 minutes

La Londe
Every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
and Sunday

except Saturday

Every Tuesday,
Wednesday, saturday
and Sunday

Every Wednesday, saturday
and Sunday

4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Round trip | Adult: 32€ | Children (4 to 10 years old): 21.50€
GROUP RATES (25 people): Nous consulter par mail ou téléphone

The authorities reserve the right to modify or cancel all or part of the ferries scheduled, without warning, in case of adverse meteorological conditions or for technical reasons.
Cheques, Holiday Vouchers, and Blue Cards accepted.

Time of departure Toulon

No travel Port-Cros

from Toulon

Time of departure La Seyne-sur-mer (Les Sablettes)

No travel Port-Cros

from La Seyne-sur-mer (Les Sablettes)


Wildlife of Port-Cros will amaze and surprise you.


Port-Cros faune terrestre

In the protected area that is Port-Cros, many rare species make their home. for example one finds the leucophé gull, which is no longer endangered, the booted eagle, a rare migratory bird, the peregrine falcon or the Mediterranean shearwater

Other common species inhabit the island. You can cross the forest, to turn a corner, but in Port-Cros the largest community is in the air. Indeed, animals lying in greater numbers on the island are migratory birds who stay from spring to fall, like other birds such as the kestrel, or the shag.

Marine wildlife

Port-Cros faune maritime

Marine fauna of Port-Cros is extremely rich. Snorkeling in the waters of the island is a real feast for the eyes. Beautiful underwater scenery, and not need to go in depth of 40m to discover beautiful fish.

With a canister or snorkel, you can swim in a school of fish, observe an octopus, grouper, emblematic of the Mediterranean, for the more adventurous, observed a moray or if you have a good view, you can search a scorpion, but be careful not to touch her.

The flora of the island

The rich and diverse flora of Port-Cros is amazing and colorful, so why not come and find out?

Terrestrial flora

Port-Cros flore terrestre

On the island, during a walk, a hike, or just on the way to the beach you can see a very dense and diverse flora. The species covering the island is the Aleppo pine, emblematic of Mediterranean forests.

Other much rarer species grow on the lands of the island of Hyeres, like the beard of Jupiter. You can also find many other plants such as strawberry trees or the tree heath.

Maritime flora

Port-Cros flore maritime

L'essence même des fonds méditerranéens est les herbiers de posidonie. En effet ces bosquets aquatiques offrent aux animaux de nombreux avantages, et fournissent en grande partie les eaux en oxygène.

You can see real seagrass swimming over seagrass.

The actions of the national park

A national park must act to preserve the environment, it has missions and objectives, but where exactly?

Port-Cros, parc national

Protect and develop

Protect space is monitored, and establish rules so that everyone beware.

In Port-Cros, there are some restrictions, such as in vehicles, for example, or strict rules regarding fire prevention. To protect an area such as Port-Cros, we must appeal to scientists identify species living there and be able to preserve them.

Many studies are often made on the island of Port-Cros. Vigilance is especially important in the summer peak periods on the island, but also because it is the hottest time.

Develop and restore

The National Park of Port-Cros landscape for years the more popular areas of the island, such as beaches, the back-beaches or the harbor.

Some places have been built for the sake of preservation. In fact, tourists are guided, it limits the risk of damage to the environment of Port-Cros.

There is very little urban equipment on the island, apart from the harbor. Many actions are put in place to preserve the cultural heritage, such as natural.

Welcome and educate

At the height of Estissac, many children, adults and families are welcomed and sensitized to the importance of preserving the national park.

Training days for teachers are also organized. Marking and maintenance of tracks and whole, as well as organizing exhibitions, or the establishment of information boards are common during the summer.

Everything is set up to advise on the protection of the environment, and be respectful of the beautiful national park of Port-Cros.


Bateliers de la Côte d'Azur.
19 zone portuaire de Brégaillon
83500 La Seyne sur Mer

Phone: 04 94 48 01 00
Fax: 04 94 48 15 37

Email : bateliers@hotmail.fr

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