"Visiting the man with the iron mask" Île Sainte-Marguerite by chbuchie

Île Sainte-Marguerite Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 41 photos

Ile Ste-Marguerite of les Iles de Lérins

The "Iles de Lérins" is a small archipelago just off the coast of Cannes and part of the commune of Cannes. This archipelago consists of the island of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat
Both islands can be reached by boat in respectively 30min and 15min. To preserve the nature, both islands are pedestrian-only; no motor vehicles are allowed.

Feel free to have a look at my other VT Page on Ile Saint-Honorat , which is the smaller, further, island, an additional 15 minutes by boat from the ferry landing of Sainte-Marguerite. Although small, the walks are still nice, and there's the Cisterian abbey to visit, which includes a gift shop of locally produced products.

Between the islands is a shallow, protected passage, the "Plateau du Milieu", a popular anchor point for the pleasure boats of the region.

Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the larger, and nearer, island, with fertile soil and magnificent trees, notably Aleppo pinesis and eucalyptus, also wide paths criss-crossing the length and breadth. The port area, where the ferry lands, has cafés and restaurants, Its castle 'le Fort Royal' is well known as the man in the "iron mask" was imprisoned here.

This is a nice place to chill out for a day, with a lovely nature scene as u can walk around at your leisure in about 2hours.

  • Last visit to Île Sainte-Marguerite: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 3, 2005
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 4:46 AM

    Well done on this nice page ;-)

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 5:38 PM

    Love you pictures. The water is so clear... Have a happy birthday!

  • laughing_lioness's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 7:09 AM

    Really like your Ile Sainte-Marguerite Page. Well done! Been there myself and just loved hanging out at the beach underneath the trees looking over to Ile St. Honorat.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 4:14 AM

    a very informative page, christian :) thanks for sharing and drop by in my main page! really appreciate it. ps: gorgeous opening picture in your main page. salute :)

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 2:16 AM

    One of the hidden gems of the Côte d'Azur. I love those small places. Brings back many good memories.

  • AMOQUE's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 10:35 AM

    Nice and helpfull page. I have been here myself 2 years ago and it really is worthwhile to visit both the islands (Marguerite and Honarat). Groeten van Simone, Haarlem

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2005 at 4:32 AM

    i'v been in Cannea an Cote d'Azur many times, last one in 2003 with my motorbike going to Barcellona!...mnext time I wont to retourn in Cassis to see again the Calanches.

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2005 at 11:31 AM

    It's just so great that such (unknown) beauty excists just outside such commercial town as Cannes. Groetjes uit Arnhem, Paul


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