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.
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  • A haven of peace a special atmosphere. If you can attend the mass of the monks a great moment
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  • 5 min by boat from the Bay of Cannes, a true wonder! Plan your summer sneakers: a beach towel and water. You have fountains everywhere on the island and qq snacks and restaurant. Attention nature reserve! Attention to your cigarette butts! Don't forget your mask to look under the water! A real pleasure!
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  • The island of Saint-Honorat and the island of Sainte-Marguerite are the two islands that make up the Lérins Islands. Visit the island of Saint-Honorat and discover a preserved nature. You can walk through this island wooded Aleps pines and beautiful umbrella pines. The island of Saint-Honorat is a free visit of the fortified monastery. The Saint - Honorat island is an island private belonging to the monks of the Abbey of Lérins island Saint - Honorat has a monastic vocation since 410: there is the monastery of our Lady of the Abbey of Lérins. His former Tour Monastery located in the southern part of the island. The island is today inhabited by about 20 monks.
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Enjoy five-star luxury fit for royalty and movie stars at one of the city's beachfront hotels. Located along Cannes' renowned waterfront promenade, these hotels allow you to stay close to the city's expensive shops, chic restaurants, and prestigious private beaches. For just a little extra, you can get a room with a view over the Mediterranean and the nearby Lerins Islands. If you need something a little quieter and less expensive, consider staying at a boutique hotel situated farther away from the busy city center.
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