Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes

#3 of 26 in Nature in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • We were not able to land on this beautiful island because we were with a private boat, so we had parked right in front, the seabed was magnificent  more »
  • Beautiful island, very clean and quiet. Picnic, swimming, walking and having fun :) I highly recommend this!  more »
  • One of the best crystalline beaches of the French Riviera. It is no surprise that expensive yachts are anchored here enjoying the natural swimming pool. This wonderful beach is on the opposite side of where the passenger boats arrive. Everything is natural. It also means that there are practically no public toilets and the existing ones are are not decent. Better take the food with you. The restaurants are expensive, they don't serve you well and you eat badly. The best is the beach with white sand (there are many beaches with rocks before discovering the wonderful Aruba style beach with white sand). You'll recognize that beach because all the yachts are there near the shore.
  • If you are around Cannes, take your time to visit this small, but very photogenic island. Great walks with incredible secret corners and views of the downhill coast. During the summer, there are many tourists, but it was worth it.
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