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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. Put Lérins Islands and other Cannes attractions into our Cannes trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • great quiet and unspoilt Islands single ride or you will come across monk and tourists in bikinis on the beach...
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  • two beautiful islands highlights in our region with a slight preference for Holy Honora who is a gem with its Castle a bit in ruins to visit overlooking the sea with a focus on view the Bay of Cannes! pure happiness in good weather!
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  • wonderful location 20 minutes from cannes, nice beaches and beautiful forest visit
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