Sightseeing route in Île Saint-Marguerite

Île Sainte-Marguerite

Island description】

It’s one of Lérins islands where we can visit from Cannes. This island is bigger than another island Île Saint-Honorat and there is an old fortress by the sea. But there is nothing to visit, it is better to have a time with the nature and the Mediterranean. Here, we present a route to go around this island.

【Overall rating】


Time required】

 2 h 30


 21 euros



【Sightseeing route】


★You take a ferry from Cannes to visit this island. You can find the ferry terminal in the page of Cannes. Although it is possible to visit from Nice, it takes a long time and if you leave from Cannes, you can also visit this resort city.

Time required : 15 min / Price : 15 euros (round trip)

Time table

①Ferry terminal


★Turn left to go to Pierre Vouland Route as far as the fortress. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

②Royal Fortress of Saint-Marguerite Island

Fort Royal de l’Île Sainte-Marguerite

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 h 30 am – 1 h 15 pm / 2 h 15 pm – 4 h 45 pm (10 h 30 am – 5 h 45 pm between June and September)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

The painting of the iron mask
the perspective drawing art

★When you leave from the fortress, turn left to go to Batterie Path.

③Cemetery in Saint-Marguerite Island

Cimetière de l’Île Sainte-Marguerite

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the circumference of the island to go back to the ferry terminal. There are some beaches for the break on the route. You’ll find a pond at the end of the route. As it takes 1 hour to go back to the ferry terminal, it is better to use some paths which run across the island if you are tired and you don’t much time for the ferry.


Ferry terminal