Boat access with TLV/TVM company
June 12-16, 2017
La Courtade beach - © Hyères Tourisme
Porquerolles Island
The conference will be held at the IGESA centre, in the village of Porquerolles, five minutes from the harbour and the beach. It is located in a nature reserve, the Port-Cros National Park, one of the most intact coastal areas in the Mediterranean. Several activities are possible: diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and, of course, la pétanque.

How to get there

To the South of France : The two closest International Airports are the Toulon-Hyères Airport (with low-cost direct flights from other European cities such as London, Brussels, Paris, Lyon) and the Marseille-Provence Airport.

To the ferry for Porquerolles : You will have to make your way to the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue, which is possible by taxi (about 20€ from Toulon-Hyères Airport), or by train (to Hyères station) followed by bus, if you arrive at the Marseille-Provence Airport. Bus line 67 runs regular trips between the Hyères train station and the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue. If you drive, a number of car parks are available at the port.

The crossing : From the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue, several ferries a day sail to Porquerolles. For timetables and prices see (summer hours will be available in the spring). See ferry schedule below

In Porquerolles : Once in Porquerolles both the Hôtel Les Mèdes and the IGESA centre are 5 minutes away on foot from the port. Note that the island is car-free, so we discourage renting a car, unless it is just to get to Giens – La Tour Fondue. See also this map.

Ferry schedule

Return ticket: 19,50€
La Tour Fondue -> Porquerolles : 7:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
Porquerolles -> La Tour Fondue : 7:00, 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

After hours shuttle :
One way ticket : 19,50€ (buy your ticket directly on board)
La Tour Fondue -> Porquerolles : 19:45, 23:15
Porquerolles -> La Tour Fondue : 20:00, 23:30

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