Porquerolles is the largest of the Hyères Islands found in the Mediterranean Sea. Much of the island is a protected natural park where building houses is prohibited. You can't bring your car, either. Visitors must arrive by a boat which leaves every half hour in the high season from the coast of Hyères. You can rent a bike for the day or explore the island on foot, heading down the various dirt roads which lead to different beaches. The island also has several restaurants for every budget, from pan bagnats or pizza to restaurants serving fresh fish like the chic Mas du Langoustier at the end of the island where dinner can reach upwards of 75euros a person. Renting a bike costs 15euros/day and the price of food, souvenirs, etc. is, in general, higher than it is on the mainland. In the dry season, access to the interior of the island is prohibited due to the high risk of fire. Thus the "Alarm Plan." You can go to the beaches along the coast or on the first two paths. Otherwise, normally, (except for two private wineries) the island is open to hikers. For the same fire hazards, you can't camp or smoke outside of the villages.
The "Conservatoire Botanique de Porquerolles Méditerranéen National" is an institution promoting conservation. It has programs that are in keeping, by nurturing and care, with the different species of Mediterranean flowers. The centre has many locations, but the island of Porquerolles is home to the most picturesque. Thus, in the central island, numerous farms and plots are distributed throughout the park (Porquerolles is part of a natural park consists of several islands), which separately grow species of shrubs and fruit trees. There are several varieties of figs, apricots, blackberries, olives, almonds, and oleander that will delight the eye and palate. All these properties are maintained and preserved by staff. During the various walks around the island, you can see several of the farms, although their largely found in the middle. It's a sight to see all these crops in bloom or laden with delicious fruits. In principle, there not available to visitors, but no one will say anything if you take some figs or a handful of almonds. This is how the centre procreates different species that have always grown in the French Mediterranean.
The beach of Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful and wonderful island of Porquerolles, in the South of France. Once in the village there is the possibility to rent a bike, but the truth is that the island only measures 6km by 2km and you do not need a bike, unless you want to cover the island completely. It is one of the sunniest places in France, but has cold water until June ... It's a shame because it is very transparent and the color is divine, I was eager to try! God thats cold! The beach at Notre Dame is the largest on the island, but few people come, and in summer less than other beaches because it is set away from the people, and families with children do not usually get. At the end of the beach is the house that "Pierrot le Fou", they say that a madman lived here as a hermit, and made a French movie with Gerard Depardieu, rolled around and with the same name. A bit more at the end of this beach, there are three more caches, which can be a good shelter if there is wind.