Port-Cros National Park
Port-Cros National Park is Europe’s first combined land and sea national park, spanning 1,730 acres of land and 3,200 acres of sea. The islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles feature strikingly-contrasted landscapes, with steep cliffs and narrow valleys lined with evergreen oaks. Budding botanists will be enthralled to come across sea lavender, needle-leaved broom, flowering cistus and tree heath. The islands are a paradise for bird lovers too, with no less than 175 bird species recorded on Port-Cros. If you enjoy snorkelling, the sea beds overflow with exotic fish, moray eels, conger eels and octopuses. A wonderful world to contemplate – and respect.