Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip From Nice By Ferry

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Nice
  • Return Details :
    Departs Ile Sainte-Marguerite at 6pm and arrives in Nice at 7pm. Please note that times may vary according to the time of year, so be sure to check the timetable before you leave Nice in the morning.
  • 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

Nature lovers, hikers and explorers will love spending a day on Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the largest of the Lrins Islands off the coast of the French Riviera. This round-trip ferry service makes it easy. Depart from the Nice port and enjoy Cte d'Azur views on a 1-hour ferry crossing, disembarking at Ile Sainte-Marguerite to explore independently. Hit a hiking trail full of diverse flora and fauna, wander the fishing village, check out the maritime museum or visit the former fortress prison, Fort Royal, where the so-called 'Man in the Iron Mask' was held in the 17th century.

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 Nice's port in the morning and cruise out onto the Mediterranean Sea toward the Lrins Islands. Your destination: Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the largest island in the archipelago, known for its lush vegetation, heavily wooded forests and the legendary fortress prison, Fort Royal.

Enjoy beautiful views across the French Riviera during your 1-hour crossing. Disembark on the island and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. All activities and purchases are at your own expense.

Well-marked walking trails criss-cross the entire island, taking visitors on a botanical and historical discovery. Pine and eucalyptus fragrances dominate these lovely hikes, suitable for most fitness levels.

Enter the Fort Royal, a fortress built by the Spanish in the 17th century when the islands were under their control. Legend has it that the notorious 'Man in the Iron Mask' prisoner was held here in the late 1600s. Today the Fort Royal is home to a maritime museum, whose wealth of archaeological finds includes 1st-century murals, contents from a 10th-century Saracen shipwreck and many pieces from the Roman era, offering insight into Ile Sainte-Marguerites ancient history.

Perhaps pay a visit to the Mditerranoscope, a marine study center dedicated to protecting the marine life beneath the waves around the Lrins Islands. Stroll to the Batguier pond to see tons of migratory bird species, or head to the Point de la Convention, showcasing a range of unique plant species that have made a home on Ile Sainte-Marguerite.
There are two restaurants on the island for lunch and two sandwich kiosks for a light snack. In the early evening, re-board the ferry for the 1-hour cruise back to Nice.

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 are available to purchase on board; no bathroom facilities on the ferry

Be sure to check exact ferry return times before you depart from Nice in the morning as the timetable can change according to the time of year

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