Lérins Islands, Cannes
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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.
Tours to Lérins Islands
Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch or Champagne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 1 day
Lérins Islands Reviews
Toujours agréable de passer une aprem sur les îles. Sainte marguerite ou saint honorât les deux valent le détour. N’oubliez pas bouteilles d’eau et maillots de bain. Idéale hors saison. more »Always nice to spend an afternoon on the Islands. Holy Daisy or Saint Honorat both are worth the detour. Don't forget water bottles and bathing suits. Ideal off-season.
A green oasis so close to the hustle and bustle of Cannes. Don’t forget to take a picnic out of season as there’s only one (very friendly) kiosk open on the big island. more »
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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