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“Great escape away from the crown”
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Iles de Lerins
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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry
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Owner 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.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

But bring a picnic, at least in the winter. This is a great way to see the bay and experience a little bit of the sea.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

My mate and I were only in Cannes for a couple of days and decided to take a ferry to the larger island. We wanted to visit both but didn't have the time. The ferry is very inexpensive and we found this to be a peaceful, scenic day trip. We wandered all over the island from the rocky shores to the plush forests in the island interior. It was very quiet and very peaceful - most of the time, we saw no one at all. It was really nice to get away the crowds and just enjoy the natural beauty. I highly recommend the island visits for a day trip.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just a short boat-ride from Cannes or Juan Les Pins, well worth a visit given how crowded and noisy this area of France can be. Plenty of deserted coves for swimming and lazing around or the monastery for the more active - you can easily spend a day in the Lerins without getting bored. They're very quiet, although the smaller one particularly so. Good lunch too.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I really enjoyed the two islands (on separate trips). I think the smaller is best for tourists as there is the monastery and small shop with items made by the brothers and the walk is shorter if you are fitting it in as part of a busy day sightseeing. The larger island has seemingly unlimited picnic areas and walking the full island can easily take up a day. The fort is best from the outside in my opinion, but kids may really love it. The ferry service is very dog friendly (they go free) and the islands are off leash with smells your dog will die over. Every time my dog leaves tired and happy!

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Get lunch made up from the outdoor market behing the boat moorings, wandering the alleys behind the market for great cold cuts, patisseries, etc.

Go on the tour of both islands, after reading up about the Man in the Iron Mask! Watch out for sharp coral, embedded in these islands' beaches.

Nice easy walk around each island. Don't go in August.

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