Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1
Banner Image 1

Lérins Islands Sainte Marguerite Island

1H00
Departing from Nice
 
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.

PERIODS
From May 31st to July 6th and
From September 2nd to October 5th 2014
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
From July 8th to August 31st 2014:Every day (except Monday)
 


Restaurants
L'Escale > Tel:04 93 43 49 25
La Guérite > Tel:04 93 43 49 30
2 snack bars
Departure
From Nice
09H00
arrival
in Nice
19H00
  Call at Sainte Marguerite Island 10H00 - 18H00
 
  RETURN

TICKET PRICES
  Adult 38 €  
  Child (4 - 10 years) 28 €  
  Moussaillon (- 4 years) free  
   
 
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.
The Maritime Museum (Musée de la Mer) will be closed on Mondays and on December 24th, 25th, 31st 2013 & January 1st 2014.

Tel. : +33(0)4 93 38 55 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