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Address: Dans la Baie de Cannes - In the Bay of Cannes, Cannes, France
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Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat,...

Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat, are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are home to Fort Royal.

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A short ferry trip from old Cannes port to St. Margueirite - 12 euros per person return. A very quiet little island withseveral different beautiful walks through the pines. in 2... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

A short ferry trip from old Cannes port to St. Margueirite - 12 euros per person return. A very quiet little island withseveral different beautiful walks through the pines. in 2 hours we met about 8 people. If you want to relax from bustling Cannes - this is the place to go for a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Tired of the busy buzz of Cannes, Juan-les-Pins or Antibes? Looking for a tranquil cove to swim in pristine water? Take one of the excursion boats departing every hour for Saint Margerite Island. Saint Honorat, the second Lerins Island, can also be visited but there forget about swimming. Instead, enjoy the beautiful and peaceful visit of the Cisterian abbey and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Lerins Islands are close to Cannes and you may visit them by using one of the boats in the Port (west of the Palace and Hotel de Ville). The cost of round trip to Margarieta Island is ca 22 euro, to St, Honorat island it is 28 euro return per person. It makes a great trip away from cannes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

I love Sainte Marguerite Island and try to go as often as possible. It's great any time of year. In the summer for swimming at one of the many creeks and eating a Pan Bagnat sandwich with a glass of rosé wine. In spring, fall or winter it's great for light hiking among the kilometres of trails and to pop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

This beautiful island is located just 15 minutes (by ferry) off the coast of Cannes. Simply purchase a ticket and sail to this sunny island from the port. The island is famous for the fortress which held 'the man in the iron mask' but is best for hiking, swimming and relaxing. I would suggest planning to spend the whole day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

But bring a picnic, at least in the winter. This is a great way to see the bay and experience a little bit of the sea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

My mate and I were only in Cannes for a couple of days and decided to take a ferry to the larger island. We wanted to visit both but didn't have the time. The ferry is very inexpensive and we found this to be a peaceful, scenic day trip. We wandered all over the island from the rocky shores to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Just a short boat-ride from Cannes or Juan Les Pins, well worth a visit given how crowded and noisy this area of France can be. Plenty of deserted coves for swimming and lazing around or the monastery for the more active - you can easily spend a day in the Lerins without getting bored. They're very quiet, although the smaller... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

I really enjoyed the two islands (on separate trips). I think the smaller is best for tourists as there is the monastery and small shop with items made by the brothers and the walk is shorter if you are fitting it in as part of a busy day sightseeing. The larger island has seemingly unlimited picnic areas and walking the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Get lunch made up from the outdoor market behing the boat moorings, wandering the alleys behind the market for great cold cuts, patisseries, etc. Go on the tour of both islands, after reading up about the Man in the Iron Mask! Watch out for sharp coral, embedded in these islands' beaches. Nice easy walk around each island. Don't go in... More 

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