How could we resist the urge to present the theme of the next exhibition at the Carmignac Foundation in the upcoming season? It’s something we hold dear: The Imaginary Sea. Located on the island of Porquerolles, the Carmignac Foundation opened its exhibition space on May 20 with a presentation on the underwater world – a precious, evocative resource not just in the world of art but also in everyday life. And Porquerolles is a magical place, about an hour from Le Bailli de Suffren.
The island can be reached by boat from Le Lavandou or Cavalaire, and you can also be picked up from the hotel pontoon. We offer a personalised à la carte service accompanying you to the island with a private tour of the Carmignac Foundation.
Once you’ve finished your visit to the Foundation, don’t think twice about roaming over the island and exploring its wine estates – rosé and white, a blend of land and sea.
Hyères tourist office puts on road and mountain bike circuits. Four circuits and four themes with tours of the forts, ridges, water and landscapes. You’ll be given a map when you arrive to use as your guide, with the different beaches marked on it – such as Langoustier, Courtade, Argent and Notre Dame.
As a reminder, the island is a natural park, meaning you have to take extra special care to preserve the charm and secrets of an extraordinary island from every point of view – on land as at sea. The transparent, turquoise waters are an invitation to go swimming and discover the exceptional seabed. There are numerous coves that are worth a detour, and a wide range of water sports is on offer: canoeing, kayaking, boat rental, windsurfing, paddle boarding, diving…
The island of Porquerolles and the Carmignac Foundation: you simply must (re)discover this gem of the Iles d’Or during your stay at Le Bailli de Suffren**** Hotel.