Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip From Cannes By Ferry

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Departure Time :
    First ferry departure is at 7:30am; ferries depart every hour from 9am to 5:30pm. There are additional departures every 30 minutes from April to September. Please see the local timetable for exact det.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    2 Quai Max Laubeuf, 06400 Cannes, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 French Riviera to the largest of the Lrins Islands, and spend your time here as you please. Hit a forested walking trail, discover diverse bird and plant life, visit the maritime museum or check out the Fort Royal, where the 'Man in the Iron Mask' legend comes to life. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day to customize your Ile Sainte-Marguerite visit.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Board the ferry at Cannes port at your chosen departure time. Just a short 15-minute ferry ride off the French Riviera coast, Ile Sainte-Marguerite forms part of the Lrins Islands archipelago in the Golfe de la Napoule, and offers a heady blend of culture, history and nature.

When you arrive, step off the ferry, breathe in fragrant scents of pine and eucalyptus and head off to begin exploring independently. Pick a hiking trail well-marked trails cover the island and traverse dense forests for a botanical discovery. Or simply stroll to the Batguier pond to spot migratory birds, or Point de la Convention to appreciate a range of unique plant species that call Ile Sainte-Marguerite home.

No trip to the island is complete without a visit to the Fort Royal, a former prison fortress built by Spanish invaders in the 17th century. Here is where the notorious 'Man in the Iron Mask' is said to have been imprisoned. Today the fortress finds new use as a maritime museum, with a wealth of archaeological finds that include 1st-century murals, artifacts from a 10th-century Saracen shipwreck and even Romanera ceramics.

Another option is the Mditerranoscope marine research center, which works to protect the diverse sea life in the waters around the Lrins Islands. If you get hungry, you can choose from two restaurants and two sandwich kiosks. Or bring a picnic!

Ferries run regularly between Ile Sainte-Marguerite and Cannes, so when youre ready to head back to the mainland, hop aboard for the short crossing back to port.

Inclusions

Round-trip ferry ride

Exclusions

Guide

Commentary

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Drinks can be purchased on board; there are no bathroom facilities on the ferry

Be sure to check exact ferry departure and return times before your trip; the last departure from Ile Sainte-Marguerite to Cannes varies depending on the time of year (5pm in winter, 6pm in spring and autumn and 7pm in summer)

From Fall until Spring, the Royal Fort and Museum is closed on Mondays

From November to April, all restaurants are closed on the Island

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Aug-2017

    This was very easy, on time and pain free. We really enjoyed the secludedness of the island!

  • 23-May-2017

    This has to be a must trip for anyone visiting Cannes. It is a lovely trip over to Ile Sainte-Marguerite and the walk around it is magical.