Created on December 14, 1963, the Port-Cros National Park, which extends across some 700 ha of land and over a 1,288 ha marine area, is one of France’s two oldest national parks and Europe’s first marine park. It covers the islands of Port-Cros and Bagaud as well as the islets of La Gabinière and Le Rascas.

The Port-Cros National Park appears on the Natura 2000 list and has, since 1999, been responsible for establishing and maintaining the French Part of the Pelagos Sanctuary.

Since December 1999, the Port-Cros National Park has supervised the French Part of the Pelagos Sanctuary. The leadership team for the French Part of the Pelagos Sanctuary is based in the park’s offices in the Castel Sainte Claire, in the old town of Hyères. The five agents of this public-law institution contribute to the success of the mandate.

For more information, visit the official website of the Port-Cros National Park:

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Partie française du Sanctuaire Pelagos
Parc national de Port-Cros 
Castel Sainte-Claire BP 70220 
83406 Hyères Cedex (France) 

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