The lerins islands
lie just opposite Cannes, with Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat offering all the beauty and tranquillity of the untouched wilderness.
Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the Lérins Islands, measuring 3.2km long and 900m across. A relaxing spot where visitors can soak up the joys of the beach and little coves lapped by turquoise waters. Here in this protected natural site that enjoys biological reserve status, stroll along the 20km of forest trails and paths dotted with maritime pines and eucalyptus trees. The perimeter of the island measures 8 kilometres.
The island is also steeped in history, home to the Fort Royal where you can step inside the prison that once enclosed the famous Man in the Iron Mask.
The island can be reached by boat from Golfe-Juan – Tickets from the Tourist Office 04 93 63 73 12
The island Sainte Honorat shelters the monks of the abbey of Lerins, it is accessible only from Cannes.
Tickets Planaria – Quai des îles, port de Cannes – 04 92 98 71 38
The lérins islands
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