The company "Planaria" is the only one going to the Île Saint-Honorat ("Trans Côte d'Azur" goes to the Île Sainte-Marguerite).
Crossing the bay of Cannes to Saint-Honarat takes 20 min and offers very nice views from the upper deck so that one does not regret paying a rather high price for the ticket:
Return ticket: adult 13 €; reduced at 12 €; 6,50 € children 5 - 10 yr; Free 5 yr.
Saint-Honorat is a private Cistercian monastic island.
Tickets desk and departure at the Quai Laubeuf (west of the Vieux Port of Cannes) in front of the Hotel Radisson. There is a large parking area.
Time table departure from Cannes:
May -September: 8 h* (*only Sunday and Feast days); 9; 10; 11; 12; 14; 15; 15.50 facultative; 16.30; 17.30 h.
October - April: 8 h*; 9; 10; 11; 12; 14; 15; 16.30 h.
Return departure from Saint-Honorat Island:
May -September: 8.30 h*; 9.30; 10.30; 11.30; 12.30; 14.30; 15.30; 16.10 facultative; 17; 18 h.
October - April: : 8.30 h*; 9.30; 10.30; 11.30; 12.30; 14.30; 15.30; 17 h.
There is apparently one ferry company "Trans Côte d'Azur" going to the Île Sainte-Marguerite, the island closest to Cannes and the other "Planaria" is only going to the Île Saint-Honorat.
Crossing the bay of Cannes to Sainte-Marguerite takes only 15 min but it offers very nice views from the upper deck so that one does not regret paying a rather high price for the ticket:
Return ticket: adult 12 €; reduced at 10 € for youngsters 11 - 14 yr, students 18 - 25, seniors 65 yr.
6,50 € children 5 - 10 yr; Free 5 yr.
Tickets desk and departure at the Quai Laubeuf (west of the Vieux Port). There is a large parking area.
The arrival quay Débarcadère on the island is about 400 m west of the fortress. There are two snacks and 2 restaurants in that area as well as a toilet.
Time table departure from Cannes:
07.30 h (except Sundays between 1/11 and 1/04), 09.00; 09.30 ²; 10.00; 10.30 ²; 11.00; 11.30 ²;12.00; 12.30 ²; 13.00 ²; 13.30 ²; 14.00; 14.30 ²; 15.00; 15.30 ²; 16.00; 16.30; 17.30 ².
² are optional/facultative departures depending on high or low season. Check at the ticket desk.
Return departure from Sainte-Marguerite Island:
07.45 h; 09.15; 10.15; 11.45; 12.15; 13.15 ²; 14.15; 15.15; 16.15; 17.00; 18.00 from April to September inclusive.
Two walks are necessary to get a good impression of Cannes. One should be in the old town, on and around Mont Chevalier and the ruins of the castle of the Lerin-munks. The other goes along the Boulevard de la Croisette and sees the mondain side of cannes, the Cannes of the film stars and the beach life.
There was a one-day nationwide transportation strike just in time for the Cannes Film Festival that sent everything into a tailspin.
Luckily, I'd arrived a couple of days before the festival began, which I highly recommend 1) You avoid the strategically-timed strikes 2) You get to see the city before it becomes a madhouse.
Make sure you check with your airline (not to mention the news) about the possibility of a strike. And call the local train and bus offices before planning local travel.
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