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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
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
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
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
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
We fitted a trip to the island in after brunch before having to get back for spa treatments at our hotel - and that was enough time to be able to explore, relax and have something to eat. The island offers some of the most...More
A 20 minute boat ride from Juan les Pins 19 Euros return. We went on the first day back for schools after the summer hols.
The island was quite busy, it must be a nightmare in July/August!!
Lovely, flat 8km walk all around the island...More
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
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 island as well. I guess cost depends on where your thinking your budget should be, But we are not big spenders and fund the day on the Isle of St Margarite to be out standing
This friendly restaurant provides you with a panoramic terrace, three covering rooms, sea view, as well as a V.I.P terrace with a sea view. Open in the evening in July and August, the capacity in seated catering is 350 people and 1000 in standing cocktail (cocktail party).
Tel.: 04 93 43 49 25 / Fax: 04 93 39 45 34
HE MARITIME MUSEUM
Discover the famous prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was held captive during the time of Louis XIV. The painter Jean Le Gac suggests a cell by cell route evoking the memory of places and men.
In Roman cisterns, the museum presents archaeological finds from the area. Excavations of the island and the sea in the surrounding areas have bestowed relics of 1st century murals, remains of the contents of a roman shipwreck from 1BC and those of a Saracen wreck from the 10th century to the museum.
Open everyday except Mondays.
Tel.: 04 89 82 26 26 + Information :
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
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 refreshment/sandwich cabins and that's about your lot. You can cover the whole island in an hour and a morning or afternoon is about all you would probably want to spent there. Having said that, it is worth a visit and ferry boats run back and forth from Cannes which is the place to find your accommodation - and it needn't be expensive either. Cannes is well situated for most other Riviera resorts too. Hope that helps you.