Located in the Var, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Southern France, the 7-kilometer-long, 3-kilometer-wide Porquerolles Island is part of the Hyères municipality and of the Port-Cros National Park.

It is accessible by boat (a 15-minute crossing) and can be visited by foot or on bicycle.
The site is at 680 steps from the port and the village, and 260 steps from the beach.

The Fondation is located in the Courtade plain, a 10-minute walk from the Port and village.

Fonds de dotation Villa Carmignac
Ile de Porquerolles
La Courtade
83400 Hyères


Come with soft-soled shoes to visit the gardens.

Strollers must be left at the outdoor cloakroom at the entrance of the Foundation. They are not allowed inside the building.

Dogs are not allowed.
The Fondation Carmignac is located on a protected site, rich of various rare and fragile plant species. 
We ask our visitors to comply with the Port-Cros National Park’s regulations and in particular the prohibition of smoking, littering, picnicking and picking plants.

How to get here

Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the island of Porquerolles.

Access by boat from the ports of Tour Fondue, Hyères and Londe.

More information in the “Boat crossing” section.


Train station of Hyères or Toulon

TGV directs from Paris Gare de Lyon (duration 4h15 for Hyères, 4h for Toulon)

Toulon-Hyères – Le Palyvestre international airport

Daily direct flights from Paris-Orly / Paris-Roissy-CDG (1h30 duration), Brest and Brussels South.

Direct flights (in the spring and summer) from Southampton, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Lille, Strasbourg, Bastia, Ajaccio, Geneva.

Direct flights (from may to october) from Frankfurt.


Traffic : during the summer, if you intend to arrive between 9 am and midday and/or to leave between 5 pm and 7 pm, we advise you to consider using another port (see our recommendations below).

At other times, traffic is fluid.

Parking : you must pay to park and bookings are recommended by clicking here.

Crossing : 15 mn

Public shuttle : TLV

Full fare round trip : 19,50€ – Reduced fare : 16,80 €

More information about the schedules by clicking here.

Water taxi : the water taxi company Bateaux-Taxi Le Pélican provides transport between the mainland and the Hyères islands.

Available 24/7.

Telephone : +33 4 94 58 31 19.

For more information on their rates : click here.


Traffic : fluid

Parking : free car parks. Informations here

Crossing : 30 mn

Water taxi :

the water taxi company Bateaux-Taxi Le Pélican provides transport between the mainland and the Hyères islands.

Available 24/7.

Disponible 24h/24 et 7j/7.

Telephone : +33 4 94 58 31 19.

For more information on their rates : click here.


Traffic : fluid.

Parking : free car parks.

Crossing : 30 minutes.

Bookings necessary by clicking here.

Return tickets : 30€.

To see all the ports with ferries to Porquerolles, visit the Tourist Office website.


More information here.

L'auberge des Glycines à Porquerolles


More info here.

L'hôtel Oustaou à Porquerolles


More information here.

L'hôtel L'arche à Porquerolles


More information here.

L'hôtel Villa Sainte Anne à Porquerolles

More information here.


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L'hôtel Le Porquerollais


More information here.

The Var department and the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region have a rich and highly dynamic network of cultural sites, from internationally renowned public and private museums and parks and gardens that display its unique flora.

Emmanuel Lopez garden
Spanning a hectare at the very heart of the island of Porquerolles, the Emmanuel Lopez garden hosts a large number of Mediterranean species, including olive and bay laurel trees and a wide variety of palms.

Musée de la Culture et du Paysage
Opening in 2021
In 2021, the former Banque de France d’Hyères will host the Musée de la Culture et du Paysage, where important collections labelled Musée de France will be exhibited.

Learn more

Villa Noailles
Villa Noailles, designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, is today an art centre that hosts various exhibitions each year as well as the International Fashion and Photography Festival and Design Parade.

Learn more

Parc Saint-Bernard
On the road from the Villa Noailles to Hyères, the terraces of the Parc Saint-Bernard display a range of rare and refined species and offer a panoramic view of the Golden Isles.

Gabriel Guévrékian garden
Built in the 1920s, the Gabriel Guévrékian garden, within the walls of the Villa Noailles, is surprising for the modernity of its cubist architecture.

Hôtel des Arts
Since 1999, the Hôtel des Arts has housed the Conseil général’s art centre. Each year, four to five contemporary art exhibitions are presented here.

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Villa Tamaris
La Seyne-sur-mer
With its programme specialising in figurative painting and contemporary photography, Villa Tamaris offers another perspective on contemporary art.

Domaine d’Orvès
La Valette-du-Var
At the heart of the domaine d’Orvès, around the 17th century fortifications, a garden of walled terraces has been built to host a great number of remarkable plants.

Domaine du Rayol
In the middle of the domaine du Rayol, the landscape gardener and architect Gilles Clément has created a mosaic gardens that reference not only the Mediterranean coast but also other parts of the world, such as California and New Zealand.

And don’t forget the Fondation Bernar Venet and domaine du Muy, the MAMAC Nice’s Villa Arson, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Fondation Hartung Bergman in Antibes, the MUCEM, the MAC and the FRAC, as well as château La Coste in Puy-Sainte-Réparade, and the numerous Monaco Museums… and so much more!

To plan your stay in the best possible way please consult:
Hyères Tourist Office
The PACA Regional Tourism Committee