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Iles de Lerins

Dans la Baie de Cannes - In the Bay of Cannes, Cannes, France
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Ranked #2 of 42 Attractions in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The place itself is beautiful, charming scenery, beautiful buildings and the shuttle back and forth to the island is super quiet. I want to come back more often!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One doesn't go to this island to sunbath, nor is it particularly suitable for a long, relaxing picnic. It can be hot, it can be dusty and it can be windy. However, this is an island stepped in history and natural beauty, and for that alone it is well worth visiting. From the medieval monastery to the more modern Abbaye,... More

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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate at La Tonnelle, and the food and location were wonderful. We almost lost our reservation because we missed the midday boat out to the island - check the sailing times! We walked slowly round the island, visited the monastery shop and the fortified chapel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There are two islands, St Honorat and St Marguerite. St Honorat is the smaller of the islands - you can stroll around it in under an hour. Both are lovely - calm, tranquil, peaceful escapes. There's more extensive walking to be had on Marguerite. Both have nice coves for picnics and swimming. There is also a cafe restaurant. If you... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Quite island to have a peaceful swim. Just a 15 minute ferry ride to the islands. Prices are 13 euro and 15.50 euro respectively.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We love ile st Honorat, the smallest of the two islands that make "iles de Lerins". It is owned by monks who run a very good restaurant. You can also visit the fort and the abbaye. It is not easy for people with small children as access to the beach is not straighforward

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We walked from one end to the other. Found a isolated spot for a picnic and a cooling dip. The water fountains to refresh your bottle are lovely and old and work well. The wooded walks are clearly marked. Some fabulous history and clear environmentally sensitive restoration and management. So peaceful it's hard to believe it is only a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Brilliant time, trekking, good food, history, good wine and beach (not great for swimming though) . My only negative is that if you are going for the beach, then stay in Cannes as there are sandy beaches while the islands are rocks and pebbles.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to Sainte Marguerite...really gorgeous, nice beaches, beautiful forest trails, and a fantastic museum. It's not far from Cannes... little ferry ride and you are on an island where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature, and go to the museum for some history. Interesting and beautiful place...Definitely a place to see!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some lovely quiet spots around the island for relaxing and swimming. There are not many facilities on the furthest parts away from the boat docking area. The ferry is quick 15 mins to get there and a reasonable €8 each likely the best deal you will get in Cannes

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