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Iles de Lerins

just off the coast of Cannes, Cannes, France
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Historic Sites, Islands
Description: Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat, are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are home to Fort Royal.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After a busy day in Cannes, shopping and sightseeing, take a quick ferry to Isle St. Honorat and get your tranquil on. This beautiful island has been home for 16 centuries to the monks of Lérins Abbey, respecting the rule of St. Benedict based on prayer and work. The island is stunning!! Vineyards sprawl through the interior, and churches, fortresses,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely worth visiting the Iles de Lerins. The islands have a lot of history and are very beautiful to boot!

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

just in front of Cannes, 2 tiny Island, well maintained in which you can walk along drill path as well as swim in a blue water. just one smalll issue: too many boat in the middle of the island so it is better to go far from the port on the south east side of the island.

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Quebec City, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were there on May 2014. We were on a cruise that tendered in Cannes so we tried to get off the ship as soon as possible to avoid the crowd and take the first ferry available for Ste-Marguerite. You can buy your ticket in advance online for 11 Euro/pers round-trip. The boat ride is about 15-20 minutes. I suggest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Have been here several times sailing from La Napole. Almost empty boat, great trip. Superb views of coast line, mountains ,boats. Air clean and fresh , nice walks along shady paths. Climb up to the fort it is worth a visit. The restaurant below the fort used to be great, good food great prices...it's now been tarted up and the... More

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice boat ride over for decent price.they were looking for 6 euro just to enter the fort.so we just walked around the whole island took us 2 hours at a nice pace but bring lots of water especially if it's a warm day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A nice 15 minute boat ride gets you to Ile Ste Marguerite from Cannes. Boats run at regular intervals. It seems to have much to offer, but in the heat, walking was difficult, so we had to settle on seeing less. Many buildings are in disrpeair or hoarded up, which is a pity. We ate at the main restaurant (L'Escale)... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited Ste-Marguerite with my family on a beautiful sunny day and our only regret is we never bought a picnic with us as there are loads of lovely spots for a picnic (and a glass of wine maybe) We drove from Nice and parked in the port car park arriving about 10.30 and there were loads of spaces, this is... More

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Paris, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

These two islands make a nice day trip out from Cannes and both have a very different feel. Ile Sainte Marguerite is bigger and feels more wild, you can hike around the inland pathways or pick your way around the shores. If you're feeling rich you can eat at La Guerite restaurant - main courses start at €25. Ile Saint-honorat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A 20 minute boat ride to St Honorat, home to a community of contemplative monks since the 16th century. The boat departs from the quai at the very end of La Croisette. A lovely peaceful place away from the busy holiday atmosphere of Cannes. Well worth a visit to take some time out to explore the monastic ruins and indeed... More

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