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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  • If you are in Cannes or nearby this peaceful island is a must visit. There is a boat from Cannes port which commutes every one hour, dropping and picking up the passengers. This is a small island, sur...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our trip out to this Island. A nice short trip across, approx. 20 mins, and a large area to wander round. I strongly recommend a climb up the fortified monastery, not for the infirm...  more »
  • Ours mandelieu and the Lérins Islands are part of our habits throughout the year, it's a beautiful place and it seems logical to not distort the place with booths all 5 meters! With regard to waste the high season: bravo folks you authors! When to the people in the region, which therefore have the choice to come when their good looks, be smart, avoid between 14/07 to 15/08 it's common sense! My advice for travellers off Riviera high season if you like there serenity and you want to discover the island of a more cultural way take the boat from 7:30 and go in the morning ☺️
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