Porquerolles is a sleepy little place

Porquerolles, France

A great portion of Georges Simenon’s “My Friend Maigret” is set in the main square of the French island.

Described as a popular destination during the 1950s by the crime fiction writers, today, Porquerolles is a sleepy little place with about 350 inhabitants.

If you’re a tourist here, you should know that only the locals have the right to drive cars. Visitors can rent bicycles and go around the 8-kilometer-long island.

Naturally, it’s not a problem to do it on foot as well – this way you’ll certainly find one of the three wonderful beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean waters and the lazy holiday atmosphere.