IGeSA, Porquerolles, France

IGeSA, Porquerolles, France

The conference will be held at the Centre IGESA, on the Island of Porquerolles, Hyères, France. This is one of a three-island group directly to the South of Hyères, and South East of Marseille. The Centre IGESA is in the village of the island of Porquerolles, 5 min by foot from the port. It is located in a natural park, one of the last intact naturalistic area in the Mediterranean basin. It belongs to the armed forces of France as a recreation and meeting location.

Mrs Josyane Fresse 
Hotel Manager
Iles de Porquerolles
83 400 Hyeres

Tel: +33 494 123 180
Fax:  +33 494 583 247
E-mail: porquerolles[at]igesa.fr
Web: www.igesa.fr

Group Transportation

Buses and ferries will be arranged on arrival and departure day between Hyères railway Station via Toulon-Hyères Airport to La Tour Fondue in Giens where a ferry will go across to Porquerolles. The whole journey takes approximately 1,5 hours.

 ** Please see the conference website for bus and ferry times**

Hyères Railway station departure point: On exiting the station, go to the bus station approx. 300m to the left, the bus will be parked in the area
Toulon-Hyères Airport departure point: in front of the Exit 
Group transportation back will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day.


Reaching the Venue

By Air

Toulon-Hyères International Airport
is the nearest airport to Porquerolles
There is also Marseille airport (70 km from Giens)
And Nice Airport (120 km from Giens)

By Rail & Public Transport
The closest train station is Hyères.
From the train station, take the bus 67 to ‘La Tour Fondue’ - Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles.

Toulon train station is also close. From there you can take either bus 29 or 39 direction "Gare routiere de Hyères". Stop at "Hyères gare routiere” and from there take the bus 67 to ‘La Tour Fondue’.

Buses are waiting slightly to the right outside Toulon railway station (with your back to the railway station). In general, they are waiting there before departure. However, depending on the traffic, they may arrive late, and will stop only if you wave your hands. (The bus number can be seen in the front of the bus). You can buy a ticket from the bus driver (better if you have some small change), and you have to stamp it inside the bus.

For Train timetables click HERE
For Bus timetables click HERE

By Taxi

Taxi prices to La Tour Fondue (Giens) – Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles:

From Toulon  railway station    80 EUR         45 min
From Hyères railway station    35 EUR         15 min
From Toulon-Hyères airport     25 EUR          10 min
Taxis Radio Hyérois Tel. +33 (0) 4 94 00 60 00
Radio-Taxi Toulon Tel. +33 (0) 4 94 93 51 51


The Ferry goes from La tour Fondue (Giens) to Porquerolles. Timetables vary according to season. For timetables click HERE Tel : +33 4 94 58 95 14

The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs approx. 17€

For those who can not avail of the boat at scheduled times, a Boat Taxi service can be used:
Taxi boat Pélican 24h/24h Tel: +33 (0)6 09 52 31 19 / Fax: +33 (0)4 94 58 31 09 / Email: Pelicantaxi[at]wanadoo.fr

From 7H to 19H : around 81€ for 1 to 6 persons / From 19H to 23H : around 90€ for 1 to 6 persons

By Car

To reach La Tour Fondue, which is the ferry terminal, first go to Hyères and then take the D97 till La Tour Fondue.

More information is available from  www.mappy.com (click on the English flag). At this "mappy" web page, fill in the form as follows for the arrival place:

Street and n°, tube, district: La Tour Fondue
Place: Giens
Post code: 83400
Country : France

Accommodation and Meals

All participants will be accommodated at IGeSA.