L’ÎLE DE PORQUEROLLES, CÔTE D’AZUR

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Part of the Port-Cros Na­tional Park on the Côte d’Azur, the pic­ture-per­fect is­land of Porquerolles re­mains a haven of vine­yards, flow­ers and trees thanks to the pur­chase of 80% of the is­land in 1971 by the state, the for­ma­tion of a Na­tional Con­ser­vancy and Botan­i­cal Gar­den in 1990 and Na­tional Park sta­tus since 2012. With a per­ma­nent pop­u­la­tion of only around 350 peo­ple and no cars, the idyl­lic is­land is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for tran­quil walks, bike rides or mak­ing the most of the small coves and in­lets for some wild swim­ming. The is­land is im­mensely pop­u­lar as a stopover for the sail­ing fra­ter­nity too, when en­joy­ing the Mediter­ranean.

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