National Park of Port-Cros, Port-Cros

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Port-Cros is an island belonging to the French group of islands called the Îles d'Hyères. Lying in the vast Mediterranean, the island was donated to the French government when they promised that in exchange a National Park would be built on it. National Park of Port-Cros was established in 1963, and is a renowned wildlife sanctuary today. The island itself is about 4 km (2.5 mi) wide, with an overall area of about 650 ha (over 1600 ac). Formerly, the island belonged to the Greeks, and it is a very scenic location, making it a great tourist attraction. To visit National Park of Port-Cros on your trip to Port-Cros, use our Port-Cros travel itinerary maker.
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  • I had read that the archipelago of Hyeres is among the most beautiful in the world. And it's so! Port Cros is a Pearl, crystal clear waters, beautiful sand and heady trails. A jewel. Bring masks and fins, and you will be hooked.
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  • Arrival, a pretty little port lined with Palm trees where the few restaurants on the island and a diving club. Walking are beautiful, well marked. It's nature and lush ;-) I love and recommend June or September (less people and a beautiful weather)
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  • We are lucky enough to own a sailing boat and make the crossing from Bormes to Port Cros at least once a year. It is a wonderful island with forts, great views and a few small beaches. The small port ...  read more »
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