Welcome to Île de Port-Cros
Until the end of the 19th century the islanders' vineyards and olive groves ensured their self-sufficiency. Today, high-season tourism is their sustenance. If on a day trip, it's a good idea to bring picnic supplies and drinking water; the few port bistros open April to October, but there's nothing elsewhere but beauty (and a picnic in a secluded calanque can be truly magical). Don't forget the portion of the park that lies offshore: there's some fantastic diving, snorkelling and boating to be had.