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Lérins Islands Sainte Marguerite Island

15mn
Departing from Cannes
Runs every day including Sundays and public holidays
Just a few minutes by boat from Cannes, Sainte-Marguerite Island is an exceptional island where nature, culture and relaxation join in total harmony. As soon as you disembark, you will be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus, as well as the richness of cultural and leisure activities available on the island.

The best way to explore the island is to follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the site.

You will stroll by the Batéguier pond with its numerous species of migratory birds to the Point de la Convention to find unique plant species.

Continue on to the Fort Royal, the former residence of the Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum is not to be missed; sheltered within a fortified enclosure, it offers visitors an insight into the area's history.

For lovers of pure relaxation Sainte-Marguerite Island really is not to be missed. Dogs are welcome on board our ferries and on Sainte Marguerite Island (on leash).



Warning: Bicycles and scooters are not allowed on the island Ste Marguerite.


All dining options on Ste Marguerite Island are closed until spring.
 


Restaurants
L'Escale > Tel:04 93 43 49 25
La Guérite > Tel:04 93 43 49 30
2 snack bars
Departures
To Sainte Marguerite
  Morning Afternoon
  07H30(2) 13H00(1)
  09H00 13H30(1)
  09H30(1) 14H00
  10H00 14H30(1)
  10H30(1) 15H00
  11H00 15H30(1)
  11H30(1) 16H00
  12H00 16H30
  12H30(1) 17H30
   
Returns
To Cannes
  Morning Afternoon
  07H45 13H15(1)
  09H15 14H15 
  10H15 15H15 
  11H45 16H15 
  12H15 17H00
  - 18h00
  - -
  - -
  - -
  (1) Optional departures (April to September) (2) Except Sundays from 01 november to 01 April (3) from 01 April to 31 September
 
RETURN TICKET PRICES 
  Adult 14 €  
  Child (5 - 10 years) 9,50 €  
  Moussaillon (- 5 years) free  
  Large Families*
Student (18-25 years)*
Senior (65 years)*
Teenager (11-14 years)*
13 €
*To be justified.
 
  Special price for "last trip" from Cannes 11,50 €  
Port fee: 1.70 €, VAT 10%  
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The Maritime Museum

Discover the famous prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was held captive during the time of Louis XIV. The painter Jean Le Gac suggests a cell by cell route evoking the memory of places and men.

In Roman cisterns, the museum presents archaeological finds from the area. Excavations of the island and the sea in the surrounding areas have bestowed relics of 1st century murals, remains of the contents of a roman shipwreck from 1BC and those of a Saracen wreck from the 10th century to the museum.
Open everyday excepted the mondays.

Tel. : +33(0)4 89 82 26 26 + Informations : www.cannes.com
 
Fort Royal

During the Thirty Years War, the Spanish occupied the island and constructed the fort from 1635 to 1637. After the Spanish were defeated, the French army completed the area's fortification. A prison was added to its military function in 1637 which lasted until the twentieth century. Listed as a Historical Monument in 1927, the fort lost its military value by a downgrading in 1944. It was acquired by the City of Cannes in 1995.
Today, the fort welcomes visitors within its walls, in its museum and groups of youngsters in its barracks for sports, heritage and ecological trips.
Guided tours of Fort Royal are available from June to September.
 
Le MÉDITERRANOSCOPE

The seabed around the Lérins Islands is rich in protected species and in remarkable habitats. In response to the preservation issues of this natural heritage site, the CPIE des Iles de Lérins et Pays d'Azur opened the Méditerranoscope® Point Info Biodiversité®. This space, which holds aquariums with reconstituted seabeds from around the Lérins Islands, is dedicated to awareness and informing the public.

Tel: 04 93 39 26 80 + Informations : www.cpieazur.fr
 
Ethic Etapes

Io In the historically classified buildings of the Sainte-Marguerite Fort, Cannes Jeunesse organizes custom-made holidays with or without activities for school groups, associations, sports groups, corporate committees…

Tel. : +33(0)4 92 18 88 88 + Informations : www.cannes-jeunesse.fr
 
Restaurant La Guérite

From April to October, the restaurant « La Guérite » welcomes you on Sainte Marguerite Island. You will discover a place of 1000 m2 at the water’s edge in front of the Bay of Cannes. In this little piece of heaven, you will find three distincts spaces for your lunches, dinners, private events or work meetings…

Tél. : 04 93 43 49 30 + Adresse : Île Sainte Marguerite, 06400 Cannes
 
Restaurant L’Escale

This friendly restaurant provides you with a panoramic terrace, three covering rooms, sea view, as well as a V.I.P terrace with a sea view. Open in the evening in July and August, the capacity in seated catering is 350 people and 1000 in standing cocktail (cocktail party).

Tél. : 04 93 43 49 25 / Fax : 04 93 39 45 34 + Adresse : Ile Sainte-Marguerite - 06400 CANNES contact@escale-ilesdelerins.com