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Ile Saint-Marguerite

The largest of the LĂ©rins islands located 1 km (2/3 of a mile) from Cannes, the Ile de Sainte-Marguerite is abounding with eucalyptus and pines. The island is most famous for allegedly holding the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask captive during the 17th century. During the summer months, a vast amount of boats stay in the shallow, safeguarded "Plateau du Milieu" between the islands where there is more area for water sports. The village of Sainte-Marguerite is comprised of about twenty buildings. Most of these are home to fishermen, but there are a few establishments offering refreshments to tourists who are exploring the island.

The historic Fort Royal now contains a youth hostel and a Museum featuring items recovered from ancient shipwrecks. Island visitors are also able to explore a number of former prison cells and an old Roman cistern room. Close to the Fort Royal is a small cemetery for French soldiers and another alongside it for North African soldiers. You can also explore a number of former prison cells and an old Roman cistern room.

Practical Info

The Ile Saint-Marguerite is 15-20 minute commercial ferry ride from Cannes. The island is a very popular attraction, especially during the warm summer months.

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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry

Hop on an easy ferry from Cannes to Ile Sainte-Marguerite for a day of hiking, nature-exploring and relaxation. Cruise just 15 minutes off the coast of the ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $15.85

Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper

Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks and hidden celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this luxury private cruise from Cannes. Admire ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $125.01

Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Nice by Ferry

Nature lovers, hikers and explorers will love spending a day on Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the largest of the Lérins Islands off the coast of the French ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.73

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