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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This island is just 15-20mins from Cannes. It is worth to go there as it is so beautiful and calm nature there, historical fort, you can enjoy birdwatching and just relax in the nature and have a break from the busy cities in the magic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can take a boat from any little town on the coast to go to this Island. There is no car on it, you can spend a full day snorkeling or walking in the forest. There is a museum, an old fortress an a jail...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank markgodiving
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island is lovely to visit with loads of walks and a few historic buildings. The beaches are very rocky so if you are unsure under food this is not a swimming venue for you. It gets very hot here also but there is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A beautiful island, with some secluded and beautiful views for picnic spots. The fort is larger than expected so leave some to time to wander around it. I left half an hour and it wasn't enough. Be aware that the last ferry leaves always a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank welshjelli
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

While the boat ride over to the island is beautiful and brief, that was probably the best part of Ile Marguerite. The island is not flat and thus not good for strollers and to squash any rumors there are no sandy beaches here. Yes there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DTresch
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful oasis waiting to be explored. Worth visiting and not expensive for this experience. You should take some food and water with you, you could even think at a picnic.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CristianaMM
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I went here as I heard that the castle on the island is where “The Man with the Iron Mask” was held. I walked the whole circuit of the island and explore the museum and castle. It’s well worth a visit if you want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joozofsalopia
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Rent a boat, it takes about 15 min. To arrive to, relaxing, quiet, nice water, just get special water shoes, the rocks are razor sharp!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gil R
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing, simply amazing. Gorgeous inlets for swimming, picnicking, relaxing. Peaceful smooth trails for walking amidst the smell of eucalyptus and pine. Museum where the Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned. Etc. A peaceful respite from busy Cannes. There is a nice small restaurant near...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A fun day trip from Cannes. Best to bring a picnic (as you’ll see on the ferry), food choices are limited to kiosks. You can do something edifying, like visit the museums, or you can enjoy a beautiful, uncrowded beach, or both. This place is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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20 July 2018|
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Response from 32JeffK | Reviewed this property |
According to the web site see below it is closed on Mondays. It is still a wonderful island to send the day. It was a highlight of our trip. The cost of the ferry s really not bad and we enjoyed a delightful lunch on the... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy them on the day. The ferries leave at either 30 or 60 min intervals.
18 March 2016|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
There is no accommodation that I have seen. The island is quite small and is mainly covered in woodland with lots of sandy dirt paths criss-crossing the place. There is the remains of an old fort and one or two little... More