"Ste-Marguerite - Walking to the Pointe du Dragon." Top 5 Page for this destination Iles de Lérins Tip by breughel

Iles de Lérins, Cannes: 17 reviews and 29 photos

  Pointe du Dragon - view on Cannes
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      Pointe du Dragon - view on Cannes
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  • Pointe du Dragon - pine trees - Cannes
      Pointe du Dragon - pine trees
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Once you have disembarked, best is to move south-west to the Pointe du Dragon by the wide paths in the shadow of the Alep pine trees and also here and there maritime pines that belong to the natural forest of the island. In the centre of the island exotic eucalyptus has been planted around 1860. There is an Allée des Eucalyptus south of the fortress.

Even if you were a hundred visitors on the pier you will very soon be nearly alone because there is room enough on this island of 3.5 km long and 1 km wide. The island is rather flat, maximum height 30 m. There is a pond of brackish water called Etang du Batéguier near the western point. There is no spring on the island. The soft water comes from Cannes by an underwater conduct.

At the Pointe du Dragon an observation platform (built on a bunker from WW II) with beautiful views on the bay of Cannes has been constructed. There are a number of boards explaining the botanical and zoological characteristics of the island.

Address: Ile Sainte-Marguerite
Phone: (0)492998422
Website: http://www.cannes-destination.fr/culture-patrimoine-cannes/iles-lerins-cannes

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  • Updated Nov 17, 2011
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