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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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  • A haven of peace, quiet, fresh air, greenery and shade. The singing of the birds, the sound of the sea, everything is appreciated!
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  • We went to visit the Islands sainte Marguerite and this was a good time. The island is wild and conducive to the edge of sea and forest walks
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  • an Islands of great beauty, with a wonderful vegetation, the view on the Bay of cannes is grandiose. There is a restaurant called "the gate" which is a very good quality.
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