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Ile Saint-Marguerite Tours

A 20-minute ferry ride across the waters of the Mediterranean Sea transports travelers from the high-class commotion of Cannes to the tranquil Ile Saint-Marguerite, a small island with more pine trees than people. Bring your walking shoes and your love for the great outdoors for the perfect day trip away from it all.
 
The Basics
Despite being the largest of the Lérins Islands, Ile Saint-Marguerite (Ile Sainte-Marguerite) is still petite. Visit on a private cruise from Cannes or on a day trip by ferry. Once on the island, it’s possible to hike a trail circumnavigating the island through eucalyptus groves and past stunning French Riviera views in just 2.5 hours, stopping to picnic while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Other island highlights include the famous Fort Royal, which once imprisoned the “Man in the Iron Mask” and is attached to the small Maritime Museum (Musee de la Mer) featuring historical shipwreck artifacts.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dress for the outdoors, with plenty of sun protection in the summer.
  • Pack a swimsuit if you plan to swim in the popular Plateau du Milieu water recreation area or other beaches.
  • Food options are limited; plan ahead and pack a picnic.
  • Ile Saint-Marguerite is a kid-friendly attraction perfect for outdoor play.
  • Luxury private yacht tours offer an overview of the island and unbeatable views.
 
How to Get There
Ile Saint-Marguerite is only accessible by ferry. A number of private ferry operators leave out of Cannes and Juan-les-Pins regularly, but it’s best to book your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot, as boats can fill quickly in summer.
 
When to Get There
Arrive early in the morning for the coolest weather and the fewest crowds. As with other parts of France, Ile Saint-Marguerite is most popular during the peak travel season from mid-June through August, when large crowds and sunshine are the norm.
 
Nearby Attractions
Make a full day of exploring the Lérins Islands and other Cote d'Azur attractions by booking a tour that includes locations like the neighboring Ile Saint-Honorat, Monaco, and Antibes.

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Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper, Cannes, null
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Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper

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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry, Cannes, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry

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Hop on an easy ferry from Cannes to Ile Sainte-Marguerite for a day of hiking, nature-exploring and relaxation. Cruise just 15 minutes off the coast of the ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.80
Private Tour: Antibes, St Paul de Vence, and Cannes Sightseeing from Nice, Nice, Ferry Services
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Private Tour: Antibes, St Paul de Vence, and Cannes Sightseeing from Nice

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Location: Nice, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Full-day Private French Riviera Tour from Nice, Nice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-day Private French Riviera Tour from Nice

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Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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