Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes

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The Île Sainte-Marguerite (pronounced [il sɛ̃t maʁɡ(ə)ʁit]) is the largest of the Lérins Islands, about half a mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes. The island is approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) in length (east to west) and 900 metres (0.56 miles) across.

The island is most famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal), in which the so-called Man in the Iron Mask was held in the 17th century.
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  • Just a 15 minute ferry ride from the port of Cannes, this island is a memorable place to visit when in Cannes. It’s a preserved island with beautiful walking trails. We spent several hours... 
    Just a 15 minute ferry ride from the port of Cannes, this island is a memorable place to visit when in Cannes. It’s a preserved island with beautiful walking trails. We spent several hours...  more »
  • The iland is very beautiful, with lots of greenery and lots of exotic plants and the water is very clean . The shores have pebbles not sand so if you want to go in the water maybe you should get... 
    The iland is very beautiful, with lots of greenery and lots of exotic plants and the water is very clean . The shores have pebbles not sand so if you want to go in the water maybe you should get...  more »
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  • Beautiful island, like a large park. If in Cannes, especially on a hot day, visit to the island is highly recommended. The boat ride is a breeze, 10...15 minutes, tickets can be bought at the port before the departure. Boar ride is an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and look at Cannes from the sea. The island itself is a large park, with nice trees and bushes, plenty of sightseeing opportunities. There is only one restaurant, reservation is recommended if interested, and two kiosks for snacks and light drinks. Then just walk around, enjoy the coolness of the forest and take a swim in the beaches between two island. 3...4 hours are sufficient on the island. So plenty of time to do regular Cannes stuff after the return.
  • Adorable small island! Calm forest and extremely pretty coast!

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