Wild and preserved, the island of Embiez is the magical stopover of your vacations. Only 15 minutes from the campsite at six Fours Orly d’Azur, this island is a real treasure trove that is home to 90% of the Mediterranean’s natural species. Admire the richness of its fauna and flora, enjoy its small secret coves with clear waters and breathe the wind of freedom that blows here!
The island of Les Embiez belongs to Paul Ricard, creator of the famous Ricard pastis and the Castellet automobile circuit. Very concerned by the protection of the sea and nature, this businessman acquired the island in the 1950s. The Paul Ricard circuit offers many races throughout the year including the famous Bol d’Or motorcycle race in September.
Discover the island of Embiez
The island of Embiez is located in the Var at Six-Fours-les-Plages. It is accessible all year round, in ten minutes by boat from the pier of the port of Le Brusc.
You can also reach the island from Sanary-sur-Mer.
The island of Embiez is an oasis of tranquility and greenery, an invitation to escape and dream. It has remained as Paul Ricard wanted it to be: a piece of land set on the sea, natural and wild. This natural paradise of 95 hectares, classified Natura 2000, is home to many species of flowers and fruits, some of which are preserved. The island is also a real refuge for birds. Marked trails allow you to discover the island without disturbing the fauna and flora.
Ideal destination for families, this jewel of the Mediterranean offers magnificent landscapes with its green nature, its creeks, its rocks sculpted by the sea, its wild creeks and its beautiful sea beds.
What to do on the island of Embiez with your family ?
You can undertake the tour of the island which represents few difficulties. It takes about 2 hours to walk along the small asphalt road that goes almost all the way around the island. A small tourist train also goes around the island in about 35 minutes. The driver will reveal the charms and secrets of this little paradise. You will be able to admire, on foot, by bike or by small train, very beautiful beaches, the panorama on the massif of Cap Sicié and the lagoon of Brusc.
You will also see pine forests and vineyards, as Paul Ricard revived viticulture on the island after his acquisition. Today, the wines of the Domaine des Embiez are certified AOC and in organic culture.
On the northern part of the island is the Oceanographic Institute founded in 1966 by Paul Ricard and Alain Bombard. It raises awareness about the preservation of marine life. With about a hundred species on the site, take a real dive into the heart of the marine world.
For a relaxing break, a swim, or to inspect the superb seabed, settle down on one of the many beaches of the island (plage des Allemands, de la Croisette, du Rix, etc.).
At the highest point of the island, at the old navy tower, the view is striking with the cliffs overlooking the sea. This is where Paul Ricard rests, facing the sea that he cherished so much.
Staying in a campsite near the island of Embiez
The Orly d’Azur campsite in Six Fours les plages is ideally located to discover all the wonders of the region. Less than 30 minutes by car, you can reach the most important sites of the Var (Porquerolles, les Embiez, Toulon, Sanary-sur-Mer, etc.).
You stay in mobile homes or cottages that are comfortable and functional. Large and wooded pitches allow you to install your caravan, motor home or tent.
On site, enjoy the aquatic area with heated pool. Animations and themed evenings are proposed for the happiness of the whole family (playground, treasure hunt, archery, parties, etc.).
In a friendly and family atmosphere, live your best vacations at the Orly d’Azur campsite near the island of Embiez. Discover the Var and its exceptional natural, cultural, gastronomic and oenological heritage. By car, by bike or on foot, the choice is yours!