National Park of Port-Cros, Port-Cros
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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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  • Port Cros is a wonderful island. To circumnavigate kayaking (motor transport cannot get closer and out of this we have so much to learn from the French), and to explore internally walk (very few cars are of the residents). A complete ban on fishing. Blue sea, scents, sounds, colours will enchant anyone coming in this heavenly place. We're not that far from Liguria, but they figured out how to preserve the beautiful places, we have confused ideas from God of money.
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  • Small unspoilt island. A very nice walks very well marked with different levels. Very nice off season, very beautiful scenery, quiet. A family suitable for children (for 6-8 years perfect). Provide sneakers, a picnic, water and a camera. I would highly recommend. Ideal for a day outdoors, ride and quiet. ++++++ <3
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  • What a memorable day! We took the boat in the morning at 10: 00 at Lavandou. Once on the island, we bought a small map at the tourist office in € 2 and chose one of the hikes of 3 h: the path of the ridges which was just breathtaking! (double meaning: views magnificent but hiking is very athletic, we did it in 3 hours but keep the pace.) However, some parts are accessible for everyone, ask). Then once back to the village, we gave direction underwater trail. Here also the path is a bit complicated in some places, actually takes 30 minutes from the village and there also it worth it! It has the feel of being in an aquarium because of the quantity of fish and especially he mistrusts most men so we can approach them easily. We look for big grouper, but it is was a discreet day! We stay 1 h 30 around the underwater trail. Finally, we returned to the village to take the boat from 19: 00. I recommend the trail under sailor who is more family friendly, the Trek for the most informed because Port Cros has small drops and sometimes difficult paths.
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