Getting to Île de Porquerolles — Ferries leave from several points along the Côte d’Azur. The most frequent, cheapest, and shortest trip is from the harbor of La Tour Fondue on the peninsula of Giens, a 32km (20-mile) drive east of Toulon. Depending on the season, there are 5 to 19 departures per day. The round-trip fare for the 15-minute crossing is 19.50€ adults and 16.80€ children 4 to 10. For information, contact TLV-TVM, La Tour Fondue, Giens 83400 (www.tlv-tvm.com; tel. 04-94-58-21-81). Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur (www.bateliersdelacotedazur.com; tel. 04-94-05-21-14) and Les Vedettes Île d’Or & Le Corsaire (www.vedettesilesdor.fr; tel. 04-94-71-01-02) also offer services from La Londe-les-Maures and Le Lavandou respectively.
Getting to Île de Port-Cros — The most popular ferry route to the island is the 35-min. crossing that departs from Le Lavandou 3 to 7 times daily, depending on the season (round-trip 28€ adults, 22.60€ children 4–12). For information, contact Les Vedettes Île d’Or & Le Corsaire (see above). The TLV-TVM and Bateliers de la Côte d’Azur (see above) also service Île de Port-Cros. Some of the former’s services travel onwards to Île de Levant.
Visitor Information — Other than temporary, summer-only kiosks that distribute brochures and advice near the ferry docks in Porquerolles and Port-Cros, the islands do not have tourist bureaus. For further information, contact the Office de Tourisme de Hyères, Bureau de Porquerolles, Rotonde du Park Hôtel, av. de Belgique, Hyères (www.hyeres-tourisme.com; tel. 04-94-01-84-50). Information can also be found at www.porquerolles.com and www.portcrosparcnational.fr.
Mail/Postage & Money — The post office, La Poste, pl. d’Armes, Porquerolles (tel. 36-31), also has an ATM, but it’s best to bring petty cash. Most establishments accept credit cards.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.