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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  • Beautiful and relaxing, but all small beaches crowded fast. And watch out for jellyfish in summer periods
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  • Beautiful sunny magical place in the quiet time convenient transportation also again day
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  • Arriving by boat we come to the Islands and you find yourself in a gorgeous place and wild. Abandoned the worldliness and chaos of the city enters into a different environment, marked by slow and regular, with vegetation and aromas laden with freshness and natural things. There i immersed in nature and this serves to purify the heart and soul. Lovely day!
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