"Walking to the Pointe du Dragon." Île Sainte-Marguerite Things to Do Tip by breughel

Île Sainte-Marguerite Things to Do: 11 reviews and 21 photos

  Pine trees at the Pointe du Dragon.
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  • Pine trees at the Pointe du Dragon. - Île Sainte-Marguerite
      Pine trees at the Pointe du Dragon.
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  • Views from the Pointe du Dragon. - Île Sainte-Marguerite
      Views from the Pointe du Dragon.
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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 the 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 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 aq 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.

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  • Written Nov 19, 2011
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