Lérins Islands, Cannes

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#2 of 18 in Nature in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Island Forest
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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  • Away from the bustle of the city of cannes, but a few minutes of boats only the Margaret Island and the st honorat Island are beautiful and so natural. You can swim with great locations. We have a beautiful day. Small flat on the high prices of the restaurant located on the st honorat island. I understand that one pays a framework but when even... do not hesitate!
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  • We go with the boat, very pretty and Nice, we have take advantage of diving. A not to be missed.
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  • After a crossing with a small swell here on the island of st Marguerite and always the same wonder and icing on the cake the magnificent Yann Arthus Bertrand photo exhibition
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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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