Lérins Islands, Cannes

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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  • We visited this small island, it is very natural and without a car, a small boat trip of about 20 minutes and we saw dolphins, beautiful  more »
  • Sainte Marguerite is crowded and dirty whereas Saint Honorat is more peaceful and spiritual; the Abbey is beautiful, you can visit it and buy some organic wine made of organic grapes grown by monks...  more »
  • Cannes is an exciting city but it is convenient to be able to decompress just by taking a boat to go for a walk on these small islands in peace,  more »
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  • We were a little worried that this Island would not be worth the 16 Euro ferry ride as we had already visited the larger island off Cannes (Margueritte) and absolutely loved it because it is so beautiful and a fantastic contrast from the hustle and bustle of the town. However we had half a day to spare and we are so glad that we visited it. Although it is small it kept on delivering with lots to see.
  • Very nice island near cannes. I recommand to change swimming spot all hours to see beautiful places.
  • Going with ship and see nice views
  • Boat trip to Lerins island is the highlight. Island in itself got a museum, aquarium etc. You get to see nice views of the Cannes.
  • Amazing clear water. If you own a boat, this place will be your favorite to go the beach to
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