Location and Directions
Porquerolles Island (Var, France)
To access to the Island of Porquerolles, one has to reach first the ferry terminal :
La Tour Fondue (Giens).
Note: as departures/arrivals of each participant cannot be coordinated, no shuttle will be organized from airport or train station to the ferry terminal “La Tour fondue”. Each participant should take a taxi or a bus to the terminal. Daily ferry connections to the Porquerolles Island are ensured by the company TLV from 9am to 6pm; tickets can be bought on place. For any crossing outside this schedule, there is a 24h/day taxi-boat service (but much more expensive). It is therefore highly recommended to arrive before 6pm on Sunday October 5th.
Tranportation to La Tour Fondue (Giens):
One hour by plane from Paris, the Toulon-Hyères and Marseille-Provence Airports.
Regulars airlines from main european cities land in these airports. Taxi connection from Toulon-Hyères Airport to the ferry's terminal.
More information on www.toulon-hyeres.aeroport.fr
More information on www.mrsairport.com
The nearest train station is Hyères, which is 15 minutes by car from the point of departure to the island.
The closest main railway station is Toulon (9 TGV from Paris per day).
More information on www.sncf.com
There are regular lines from Toulon's or Hyères' bus stations to La Tour Fondue.
From Hyères' railway station take the bus 67 to 'La Tour Fondue' – Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles.
From Toulon's railway station take the bus 103 or the train to Hyères' railway station and then take the bus 67 to 'La Tour Fondue' – Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles.
More information on www.reseaumistral.com
› From Paris, Motorway A7, then A8 towards Aix en Provence, Toulon and then follow the A570 as far as Hyères and D97 to La Tour Fondue (ferry's terminal to Porquerolles).
› From Nice, take the Motorway A8 as far as Hyères and the D 97 to La Tour Fondue.
At the ferry terminal "La Tour Fondue", you can find a parking 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
Approximative Taxi prices to La Tour Fondue (Giens) – ferry terminal:
From Toulon railway station
From Hyères railway station
From Toulon-Hyères airport
Crossing to the Island of Porquerolles
Ferries cross to the island from La Tour Fondue every hour. The crossing takes approximately 20 min and costs 19,50€ (16.80€ for students with valid proof).
More information on www.tlv-tvm.com
For those who can not avail of the boat at scheduled times, a Boat Taxi service can be used, but it is much more expensive:
Taxi boat Pélican 24h/24h Tel: +33 (0)6 09 52 31 19 | http://www.bateaux-taxi.com | Pelicantaxi@wanadoo.fr.
From 7H to 19H : around 99€ for 1 to 6 persons / From 19H to 23H : around 114€ for 1 to 6 persons (to book in advance).