What to see on the island of Porquerolles ?

Porquerolles is full of wonders. The National Park of Porquerolles will be able to offer you a wild fauna as well as an extraordinary vegetation. On the island, you can find the Botanical Conservatory. It carries out inventories of the flora, and natural or semi-natural habitats of Porquerolles.


Porquerolles, la flore

Porquerolles is home to an extensive and diverse biodiversity. The national park does its utmost to preserve this environment and protect the species living there.


Porquerolles, les vignes
Porquerolles is the most cultivated of the three islands. One of the great prides of this island is the wine. Whether it is red, white or rosé, it is produced from an environmentally friendly agriculture. Good “Côte de Provence” wine made with respect for Mother Nature, what more could you ask for? (if not a good restaurant with a sea view


Porquerolles, la faune

Just like the flora, the fauna is protected and very precious on the island. It is therefore very easy to meet animals during a walk, or to swim in the middle of a school of fish.

Our shuttles to Porquerolles
At Les Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur, we have been specialists in passenger boat transport to Porquerolles for several generations. More than a simple transport company, we are real enthusiasts of this magnificent archipelago. Therefore we propose several departure points to go to Porquerolles:
The flora

The flora of Porquerolles is so rich that it is very difficult to list all the species on the island.

Porquerolles, les origines de l'îles

The scented island

The conservatory is in contact with a network of scientists and field botanists. Their aim is to identify and list endangered species and to assess their level of threat, so that endangered species are conserved in the Porquerolles hamlet. The corresponding seeds are protected and this limits the extinction of these plants and the conservation of this nature reserve.

The island is home to a wide variety of species. The two most visible species on the island are the Aleppo pine and the maritime pine, since they are the main species of forest on the island.

On closer inspection, one can see species such as holm oak, cork oak, olive tree and juniper. The island’s vegetation is so abundant and diverse that it would take far too long to list them all. However, some stand out as the Porquerolles National Park has several imported varieties, such as the Mexican cypress. Many fruit trees such as orange, mandarin and lemon trees are found on the island, which reinforces the exotic side of the fragrant island. The vegetation of Porquerolles is full of colours and all these flowers, trees and fruit trees produce a sweet perfume, thanks to which it is nicknamed “the fragrant island”. You can walk in the forest or in the middle of the flowers and along the golden alleys of the mimosas.

Porquerolles and the vineyards

In addition to all this vegetation, some wine growers have decided to settle in Porquerolles.
Indeed, there are 3 estates on the island.
The wine is produced in partnership with the National Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles in order to protect the island’s ecosystem.

Porquerolles, Domaine de l'Île

The island's domain

The estate produces rosé, red and white wines, classified AOP Côtes de Provence. The wines are distinguished by their mineral, powerful, iodized and harmonious characters.

The estate is located on the Brégançonnet and Notre-Dame plains.
The cultivation is done without any weedkillers, chemical fertilizers or insecticides for the sake of the environment.

Porquerolles, La Courtade

The Courtade

Henri Vidal, in love with the island, decided to create in 1983, in Porquerolles, the first ECOCERT certified organic farming estate.

The exploitation is done with a total respect of the environment.
White, red and rosé wines are produced, and tastings are often organised.

Porquerolles, Domaine de Persinsky

The Persinsky estate

The estate produces rosés, whites and AOC reds, and welcomes you to taste and sell the wines directly at the estate.

You can find the estate at the chemin de la pépinière on the island of Porquerolles.

The fauna
The fauna of Porquerolles is known for its diversity. Being protected, it can more easily develop and populate the island. What could be more pleasant during a walk in Porquerolles than to be able to observe a rabbit or another wild animal in a grove?
Porquerolles, la faune

A lively island

The fauna of Porquerolles is as important as its flora. On the island, you can easily come across a dove, a partridge or a rabbit.

There are also a wide variety of fishing birds, such as seagulls, gulls, petrels and cormorants.

In the autumn, many migratory birds such as thrushes, blackbirds, woodcocks, turtle doves, wood pigeons, lapwings and other small birds inhabit the forest. All these birds form an extraordinary choir that brings out the wild side of this natural area.

However, the dominant noise remains our dear cicadas which are there all summer long in the south of France, for your greatest happiness.

In addition to the terrestrial fauna, there is also an extremely dense aquatic fauna.

Indeed, a wide variety of fish, molluscs and crustaceans inhabit the waters of Porquerolles.
Fishing is practised in the area, and the island’s sea urchins and lobsters are particularly prized. There are many cliffs on the Porquerollaises coast

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