Lérins Islands, Cannes

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Island Historic Site
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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  • Remote island with original monastery, wine tasting, and lovely restaurant for lunch. Bought wine and liqueurs before taking the boat back to Cannes.  more »
  • It' s a beautiful to spend the day in front of Cannes. Take the shuttle boat to go there. You can buy a picnic on the island or eat at the restaurant, one affordable on each island. Enjoy  more »
  • Iles de Lerins is definitely the place to be in Cannes. The clear blue sea, beautiful small buildings and the marvelous landscape make the island to a unique unforgettable adventure.  more »