Iles de Lérins, Cannes

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  • French classical cannon from 1715.
    French classical cannon from 1715.
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    Fort Royal - The Fortress
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    Iles de Lerins

    by Tolik Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The "Iles de Lérins" is a small archipelago just off the coast of Cannes and part of the commune of Cannes. The archipelago has the two main islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat and the two micro-islands of Tradelière and St-Féréol. Boat excursions to the islands leave from Cannes (15 minutes to Saint-Honorat and 30 minutes to Sainte-Marguerite). Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the larger, and nearer, island. The island is covered by a lovely forest of Allepo pine and eucalyptus, with wide paths criss-crossing the length and breadth. The port area, where the ferry lands, has cafés and restaurants, and it's a short walk to the Fort Royal where you can see the now-bare little cell where the Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated. Ile Saint-Honorat is the smaller, further, island, an additional 15 minutes by boat from the ferry landing of Sainte-Marguerite. Although small, the walks are still nice, and there's the Cisterian abbey to visit, which includes a gift shop of locally produced products.

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    Fort Royal

    by mikeayers Written Aug 9, 2005

    In addition to Musee De La Mer, Fort Royal on Ile De Ste. Marguerite has lots of old 17th Century Buildings, some of which were once used as prisons.

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