Logo batelier

THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND

Learn about the origins of Port-Cros

Discover the history of the island of Port-Cros, its origins, and the history contained in all the buildings. Learn more about this island that has welcomed many great intellectuals such as Saint John Perse, Paul Valéry and André Malraux.

THE ORIGINS

Port Cros les origines

Where does the name Port-Cros come from? How long has it been inhabited? What civilisations have settled here over the centuries? Come and discover the answers!

THE FORTIFICATIONS

LES FORTIFICATIONS

Discover all the buildings on the island as well as the reasons and conditions of their construction. You will then be able to understand the evolution of the island of Hyères and the evolution of its population.

Schedules and prices of our shuttles to Port-Cros from LA LONDE

Port-Cros
Departure from La Londe
From 4 April
to 3 July 2022
From 4 July
to 28 August 2022
From 29 August
to 2 October 2022
From 3 October
to 6 November 2022
Departure
La Londe

Duration of the
crossing:
variable selon les saisons de 45 min à 1h00

RESERVATION
OBLIGATORY
Departure
La Londe
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
9h00
Every day except Saturday
9h00
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
9h00
Every Wednesday
9h00
Departure
Port-Cros
16h15 16h15 16h15 16h15

round trip | adultes : 33€ | children (from 4 to 10 years old) : 22€

The Management reserves the right to modify or cancel all or part of these shuttle schedules without notice in case of bad weather conditions or for technical reasons.
Cheques, vacation vouchers and credit cards accepted.

The origins

Discover the first civilizations to have been on Port-Cros, and its evolution over the centuries.

Port-Cros, origines

Protecting and developing

Where does the name Port-Cros come from? How long has it been inhabited? What civilisations have settled here over the centuries? Come and discover the answers!

Traces of Roman settlements have been discovered in the Port Man cove and the Palud cove. The island of Port-Cros has therefore been inhabited since ancient Rome. Research has been carried out on the island, and graves, drains and a Roman coin have been found.

Populations then continued to make the island live, but suffered many attacks. The one that lasted for a long time was that of the barbarian pirates, who stayed from the 10th to the 16th century, and did a lot of damage to the island, but also terrorised the population. After many years, in 1921, the owners of the island oriented the island towards a reasonable development of tourism and so the construction of a hotel on the island began, as well as maritime connections.

The fortifications

Port-Cros is full of forts and buildings of all kinds. They are part of the extraordinary heritage of Port-Cros.

Port-Cros, fortifications

The buildings on the island

Discover all the buildings on the island as well as the reasons and conditions of their construction. You will then be able to understand the evolution of the island of Hyères and the evolution of its population.

However, it was destroyed between the 10th and 16th centuries due to the barbarian pirates who sacked the island during this period. In 1531, when François Premier was visiting Hyères, he was informed of the presence of pirates on the coast.

He then drew up a plan and entrusted it to Bertrand d’Ornezan, who was responsible for building the fortifications. However, in 1617, the forts had still not been built.

The constructions were carried out under Richelieu, who built many forts on the islands of Hyères, and it was at this time that the forts of Estissac and Port Man on the island of Port-Cros were built.

Réservez votre trajet en ligne



A quelle date ?


Adultes

Enfants (4-10 ans)

Enfants (- de 4 ans)

Vélos à bord

Vélos élec. à bord