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Ile de Porquerolles

Listed under Islands in Provence-Cote d'Azur, France.

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One of the last uncrowded spots in the south of France, Porquerolles has regular sunshine, a pleasant climate, warm water, wine produced in world renowned local wineries and good food.

Most of the island was purchased by the government to protect the region from unsightly over development, so there are plenty of unspoiled places to walk. Natural vegetation is lush, while farmed land supports olives, citrus trees and the vineyards. The unique and harmonious style of the original architecture in Porquerolles’ one village has also been preserved by government restrictions. The villages centres round an open square in the North African settlement style. There is also a military fort. Beaches are on the northern coast and although most are quite rocky, three have fine sand. The southern side is edged by steep cliffs. There is good snorkelling, sailing, hiking, horse riding, cycling and diving and lively night life.

The only drinking water on the island is in the village.

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Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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