Trip Planner: Europe / France / Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cannes / Lérins Islands
The Romans first settled Lérins Islands, a group of four Mediterranean islands which now belong to the commune of Cannes. Tiny, forested Île Sainte-Marguerite housed the fortress where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned for 11 years. His cell can be seen in the Museum of the Sea, which also houses archaeological discoveries from shipwrecks off the coast of the island. Guided tours in English are available. The other three islands are Île Saint-Honorat, Îlot Saint-Ferréol, and Îlot de la Tradelière, the last two of which are uninhabited. Île Saint-Honorat is now inhabited and run by monks, who pray and make wine in their leisure time. You can visit the 11th-century monastery ruins. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cannes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lérins Islands and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Lérins Islands
Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch or Champagne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 1 day
Lérins Islands Reviews
Leuke dagtrips met een overzetboot of catamaran boot. Rolstoelgebruikers hebben een aparte ingang en komen als eerste op de boten terecht. more »Nice day trips with a ferry or catamaran boat. Wheelchair users have a separate entrance and arrive first on the boats.
Une journée à Sainte-Marguerite. Tout ce fait à pied. Heureusement qu’il y a des fontaines éparpillées sur l’île car aujourd’hui il fait très chaud (34). Comptez 1 km à 2km entre elles. Côtes de roche... more »A day in Sainte-Marguerite. All this done on foot. Fortunately there are fountains scattered on the island because today it is very hot (34). Count 1 km to 2km between them. Rock coasts and pebble beaches. On site 2 restaurants and 2 snacks attention is expensive for a family. Picnics are allowed but can tables and not very in the shade. Good day anyway. The island is 3.2 km long and 900 m wide. The plans are very succinct for this spot, paths without names crosses others; fortunately there are signs on the main axes to find out where you are !!!
We were a little worried that this Island would not be worth the 16 Euro ferry ride as we had already visited the larger island off Cannes (Margueritte) and absolutely loved it because it is so beautiful and a fantastic contrast from the hustle and bustle of the town. However we had half a day to spare and we are so glad that we visited it. Although it is small it kept on delivering with lots to see.
Very nice island near cannes. I recommand to change swimming spot all hours to see beautiful places.
Places to stay near Lérins Islands
Plan your trip to Cannes
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Cannes
Shopping in Cannes
Outdoors in Cannes
Museums in Cannes
Nearby attractions in Cannes
Plans to Lérins Islands by other users
29 days in Italy & France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain & South of France BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in South of France BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Nice BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium