The coastal trail of Giens – Escampobariou

Giens, Var, sentier littoral

Walk at Giens, by the coastal trail.

Here is a beautiful walk on foot, on the coastal trail which goes around the west point of the peninsula of Giens.

This marvelous walk runs through the coastal trail of the west point of the peninsula of Giens.

On the program, splendid views and opportunities for swimmimg  in the small creeks that dot the route. Lire la suite

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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