Lérins Islands, Cannes

The Romans first settled Lérins Islands, a group of four Mediterranean islands which now belong to the commune of Cannes. Tiny, forested Île Sainte-Marguerite housed the fortress where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned for 11 years. His cell can be seen in the Museum of the Sea, which also houses archaeological discoveries from shipwrecks off the coast of the island. Guided tours in English are available. The other three islands are Île Saint-Honorat, Îlot Saint-Ferréol, and Îlot de la Tradelière, the last two of which are uninhabited. Île Saint-Honorat is now inhabited and run by monks, who pray and make wine in their leisure time. You can visit the 11th-century monastery ruins. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cannes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lérins Islands and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nice day trips with a ferry or catamaran boat. Wheelchair users have a separate entrance and arrive first on the boats.
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  • A day in Sainte-Marguerite. All this done on foot. Fortunately there are fountains scattered on the island because today it is very hot (34). Count 1 km to 2km between them. Rock coasts and pebble beaches. On site 2 restaurants and 2 snacks attention is expensive for a family. Picnics are allowed but can tables and not very in the shade. Good day anyway. The island is 3.2 km long and 900 m wide. The plans are very succinct for this spot, paths without names crosses others; fortunately there are signs on the main axes to find out where you are !!!
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  • Very nice island near cannes. I recommand to change swimming spot all hours to see beautiful places.
  • Going with ship and see nice views
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