Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes

Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Île Sainte-Marguerite (pronounced [il sɛ̃t maʁɡ(ə)ʁit]) is the largest of the Lérins Islands, about half a mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes. The island is approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) in length (east to west) and 900 metres (0.56 miles) across.

The island is most famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal), in which the so-called Man in the Iron Mask was held in the 17th century.
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  • Beautiful island, very clean and quiet. Picnic, swimming, walking and having fun :) I highly recommend this!  more »
  • To access this beautiful island, we took a boat, crossing duration about 20 minutes, Cannes was well filled and we appreciated the zenitude of this island  more »
  • genuine environment ! departure from Cannes at 07.30 arrival 15 mins after, the island is quiet and empty for few hours only smell of the pin trees and flowers, cigadas songs and small wild beaches...  more »
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  • One of the best crystalline beaches of the French Riviera. It is no surprise that expensive yachts are anchored here enjoying the natural swimming pool. This wonderful beach is on the opposite side of where the passenger boats arrive. Everything is natural. It also means that there are practically no public toilets and the existing ones are are not decent. Better take the food with you. The restaurants are expensive, they don't serve you well and you eat badly. The best is the beach with white sand (there are many beaches with rocks before discovering the wonderful Aruba style beach with white sand). You'll recognize that beach because all the yachts are there near the shore.
  • If you are around Cannes, take your time to visit this small, but very photogenic island. Great walks with incredible secret corners and views of the downhill coast. During the summer, there are many tourists, but it was worth it.
  • Good place to stop your Yaucht for a quick dip,and close to the port.
  • It a worthwhile trip by boat to explore the islands for some walking. I guess you can walk around up to two hours but also less and then spend some time at one of the rather remote bays ore beaches. Beaches towards Cannes were less crowded. I would not recomend to go into the museum, which was rather boring.
  • Nice location. But is 90 minutes far from Saint Raphael on a boat. But it deserves the chance to enjoy the journey and the visit of the island.

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