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If you plan to cruise along the southern coast of France on a luxury charter, make time to visit the exclusive Porquerolles, the largest of the Hyères islands. Its 21 kilometers of land, partly administered by Port-Cros National Park, include pristine beaches and large expanses of Mediterranean scrub. Although the island draws a large yachting crowd, it has managed to preserve its authentic charm.
Ile Porquerolles, near Saint-Tropez, is a natural paradise that is best visited in April and May on a luxury charter in the French Riviera the better to enjoy its attractions.
The northern shores, featuring bone-white sands and pinewoods, are not as windy as the wilder and more secluded ones in the south that are backed by luxuriant Mediterranean nature. The best beaches to access by yacht include crescent-shaped Notre Dame, La Courtade, and plage d’Argent presenting shallow waters that are perfect for children.
Porquerolles is a scuba-diving hotspot boasting several dive sites and also affording great sailing opportunities. The island is strewn with ruins, fortifications, and lighthouses that can be visited and offer great scenic spots to enjoy a view of the beautiful surroundings.
Save time to visit Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique. Besides housing several types of fruit plants, the garden is the only place to chance upon the rare species of Speronella Delphinium Requienii that is native to this terrain.
Add Ile Porquerolles, in southern France, to the itinerary of your next charter cruise in the French Riviera.