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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.
Lérins Islands Tours
Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 1 day
Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,677
Duration: 8 hours
Lérins Islands Reviews
La messe avec les moines super La boutique ... super aussi ...bon les prix sont aussi super ... mais je pense qu il y a de la qualité derrière de la main d oeuvre et du respect pour les produits more »Mass with the great monks store... also great... good prices are also great... but I think that there is quality behind the labor and the respect for the products
l'ile n'est pas trés grande et vous pouvez en faire le tour à pied sans problème. Visite du Monastère Fortifié à préparer avant car il n'y aucune explication. L'église est sobre mais invite à la médit... more »the island is not very big and you can get around on foot. Visit the fortified monastery to prepare before because it not there no explanation. The Church is sober but guest meditation or / and prayer. Nice little store selling products of the monasteries. In front of a nice bed of lavender. You can also see pheasants wander quietly because they do not fear the hunters.
Amazing clear water. If you own a boat, this place will be your favorite to go the beach to
Like stepping into Provence with the sound of the Cigale. Follow paths through tall, shady pine trees to explore the Isle Marguerite and the Fort. Beaches and rocky bays with crystal clear water and amazing chopped fruit and frozen cream made just for you!
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