The Frioul : an exceptional natural setting

Frioul consists of two islands, Ratonneau and Pomègues, connected by a dyke which forms a port. 

Because of the Caroline Hospital and the Saint Estève and Morgiret beaches, Ratonneau has more visitors, while Pomègues is quieter and more unspoilt.

Frioul attracts visitors for water sports, bathing, fishing and walking. But to discover the island properly you must also look at its rare plants, colonies of sea birds and protected sea beds.

Frioul is the ideal destination for nature-lovers.

Frioul is also a protected natural area

These islands are rich in nature and wildlife but are vulnerable. Please help us to protect them:

- stay on the marked paths
- cycle only in the village and on the proper road leading to the Caroline Hospital.

Bivouacking and camping are not allowed and dogs must be kept on leads.

By behaving in an environmentally-friendly way, you will help to protect and enhance an outstanding heritage. For more information, go to: and

Shuttle timetables

Frioul has a variety of paths which make it an ideal place for walkers, while swimming and underwater diving enthusiasts can enjoy the island's two beaches, Morgiret and St Estève.

There are restaurants in the port offering varied menus with a range of prices.

Click here for a list of these restaurants and their contact details.

In season, you can also practise water sports such as underwater diving or canoeing and kayaking, or hire a motor boat (no permit required) at the "Frioul en Mer" water sports center.

Guided tours for groups can be arranged by the Tourist Office.
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If Caslte

Discover the Château d'If lying just off the Marseille coast, a fortress built by François I and made famous by Alexandre Dumas' novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. Come and be captivated by the legends of the place and the outstanding views of Marseille and the Iles du Frioul.

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