Our 100km walk around Hyères – in a week!

Port Cros harbour

Port Cros harbour

We recently published the story of a traveling couple who explored the Côte d’Azur by bus, using the apartment in Les Marines du Levant as their base.

But what if you came earlier in the season? If you did not have your own wheels, could you visit on your own feet?

This is just what the Ludbrooks, who visited in early May, did. Here is their story. Our heartfelt thanks to Hilary for taking the time to write and for sharing these beautiful pictures.

« We had very good weather in early May when we visited Les Salins.

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A day trip to Port-Cros National Marine Park

Staying in Les Marines du Levant and the mood for a quiet time away from the summer crowds? Escape for the day to the pristine natural beauty of Port-Cros island!

Vehicles aren’t permitted on the island so make sure to bring a steady pair of shoes to access the many beaches that lead to the underwater wonder of the island. Eels, posidonia, sea urchins, octopi, anemones, and fish that go from little rock fish to large sea basses are some of the countless Mediterranean native species you will discover on your snorkeling trip. For new-comers, the Beach of La Palud is recommended for it has an underwater guided trail. Don’t forget to hike through the island’s rocky landscape on its many trails  that lead to breath-taking overlooks.

How to reach the Port-Cros? Shuttle boats run from the harbours of Lavandou and Hyères on a regular schedule.

700 hecatres of protected must-see wildlife