Lerins Islands in Cannes, a historical excursion

If you are searching for your next vacation destination spot, look no further – The Iles de Lerins is just opposite the Bay of Cannes and is a Mediterranean beauty that visitors love to visit again and again. It is a group of four islands in the beautiful French Riviera. With a rich history, the Iles de Lerins is most famously known for the Man in the Iron Mask and its many shipwreck discoveries.

The amazing culture of this destination spot is available year round to its guests. You will find everything from concerts, hill-top villages, dancing, historic tours, beautiful waters, breathtaking countryside views and more. It’s one of the best attractions in Cannes.

There are two habited islands, the Ile Sainte-Marguerite and the Ile Saint-Honorat.

Sainte-Marguerite Island

Sainte-Marguerite Island is known as an island of preserved nature and wilderness rich in history and legends. It exudes a culture of relaxation and pure harmony. The fragrance of pine and eucalyptus are breathtaking and soothing. There are many leisurely activities available on this island, however the best way to explore is to follow the marked trails. This trail will take you on a botanical tour, where you will enjoy numerous species of migratory birds and unique plants.

Sainte Marguerite island

Fort Royal is a popular spot for those interested in seeing the former residence of the Man in the Iron Mask and the Maritime Museum is a must see with its rich history. This island is pure relaxation!

Saint-Honorat Island

The Saint-Honorat Island is a beautiful island that was founded in 410 and is run by Benedictine (Cistercian) monks. This island gives way to the perfect peacefully visit. No cars, no noise, no smoking is allowed.

The monastery is 16 centuries only and is still in unbelievably great condition today. You must follow the monks rules when visiting and only go where you are told. Whether it is a tour of inside the monastery or in the vineyard, the monks demand silence and respect. The monks share their time between prayer and creating wines, lavender oil and honey.

As you can see, the Iles de Lerins are full of rich culture and history. A visit to these islands is sure to provide you with a new respect and provide you with a deep appreciation for their history. Indulge in the beauty of the Mediterranean and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. You will soon discover that these will be one of your most cherished and favorite vacation sports to visit again and again.

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Reference website :
The iles de Lerins – tourism office
Lérins Islands – wikipedia