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Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes

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The Île Sainte-Marguerite (pronounced [il sɛ̃t maʁɡ(ə)ʁit]) is the largest of the Lérins Islands, about half a mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes. The island is approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) in length (east to west) and 900 metres (0.56 miles) across.

The island is most famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal), in which the so-called Man in the Iron Mask was held in the 17th century.
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  • They removed the trash and we found it very ecological, this island is really beautiful, beautiful walks and you can only get there by boat 
    They removed the trash and we found it very ecological, this island is really beautiful, beautiful walks and you can only get there by boat  more »
  • ferry ride was very quick but as soon as we got off we didn't know where to go as we didn't know where to get a map. we wanted to swim but the first beach we came to after a while was so rocky it was....  more
    ferry ride was very quick but as soon as we got off we didn't know where to go as we didn't know where to get a map. we wanted to swim but the first beach we came to after a while was so rocky it was....  more »
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  • Beautiful island, like a large park. If in Cannes, especially on a hot day, visit to the island is highly recommended. The boat ride is a breeze, 10...15 minutes, tickets can be bought at the port before the departure. Boar ride is an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and look at Cannes from the sea. The island itself is a large park, with nice trees and bushes, plenty of sightseeing opportunities. There is only one restaurant, reservation is recommended if interested, and two kiosks for snacks and light drinks. Then just walk around, enjoy the coolness of the forest and take a swim in the beaches between two island. 3...4 hours are sufficient on the island. So plenty of time to do regular Cannes stuff after the return.
  • Adorable small island! Calm forest and extremely pretty coast!

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