Porquerolles, a typical village with a Provençal atmosphere
Arriving at the port, head towards the village, which was created around 1820-1825, to the Place d’Armes surrounded by plane trees and eucalyptus, and its large boules court dominated by the Sainte Anne church, at the appearance similar to Mexican religious buildings. It is in the village, overlooked by Fort Sainte Agathe, that the cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlors are located, as well as many bike rental companies, which will allow you to explore this radiant island criss-crossed by more than a hundred kilometers of paths, tracks and trails. Before heading towards the Lighthouse, a detour is essential by the Jardin Emmanuel Lopez (garden with an area of one hectare), adjoining the Maison de Parc (reception and information center of the Port-Cros National Park on Porquerolles). This magnificent garden brings together plants adapted to the climate and spectacular plants from all over the world: South Africa, Australia, South America, South East Asia, and Florida.