Lérins Islands, Cannes

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#2 of 30 in Nature in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Must see · Island · Forest
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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lérins Islands and many more Cannes attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cannes trip site.
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  • It is a must in Cot Azur Sailing in the islands is one of the things you have to do 100% It is better if you go early cause the water is more transparent by that time 
    It is a must in Cot Azur Sailing in the islands is one of the things you have to do 100% It is better if you go early cause the water is more transparent by that time  more »
  • Many small beaches with turquoise water, few tourists, no vehicles and therefore no pollution, easy access 
    Many small beaches with turquoise water, few tourists, no vehicles and therefore no pollution, easy access  more »
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  • Two Islands out of time, so close to Cannes but so far away at the same time. Winter seems to never exist in Saint Margaret and her little sister, Saint Honorat. Modern statues have been immersed between the two Islands making their discovery full of mystery...and fun.
  • Great place to bring family and friends

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