Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise Combo from Cannes

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Board the ferry from Cannes to Sainte-Marguerite for a day of hiking, nature-exploring & relaxation. Cruise just 15 minutes off the coast of the French Riviera to the largest of the Lérins Islands, spend your time here as you please. Hit a forested walking trail, discover diverse bird & plant life, visit the maritime museum & the Fort Royal, where the 'Man in the Iron Mask' legend comes to life. At 2:30pm you will board our cruise to the Corniche d'Or. Discover the coastline by boat on this 2-hour sightseeing cruise (commentary in French only). Hop aboard your boat on the Island and cruise to the Golfe de la Napoule toward the coastline of the Corniche d’Or. Take in beautiful views of the French Riviera from your vantage point on the water and look out for highlights such as the red rocks of the Esterel. Capture the scenery on camera en route to Rade d'Agay, before returning to Cannes.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Trans Cote d Azur

Board the ferry at Cannes port at your chosen departure time. Just a short 15-minute ferry ride off the French Riviera coast, Ile Sainte-Marguerite forms part of the Lérins Islands archipelago in the Golfe de la Napoule, and offers a heady blend of culture, history and nature.

When you arrive, step off the ferry, breathe in fragrant scents of pine and eucalyptus and head off to begin exploring independently. Pick a hiking trail — well-marked trails cover the island — and traverse dense forests for a botanical discovery. Or simply stroll to the Batéguier pond to spot migratory birds, or Point de la Convention to appreciate a range of unique plant species that call Ile Sainte-Marguerite home.

No trip to the island is complete without a visit to the Fort Royal, a former prison fortress built by Spanish invaders in the 17th century. Here is where the notorious 'Man in the Iron Mask' is said to have been imprisoned. Today the fortress finds new use as a maritime museum, with a wealth of archaeological finds that include 1st-century murals, artifacts from a 10th-century Saracen shipwreck and even Roman–era ceramics.

Another option is the Méditerranoscope marine research center, which works to protect the diverse sea life in the waters around the Lérins Islands. If you get hungry, you can choose from two restaurants and two sandwich kiosks. Or bring a picnic!

At 2:30 pm you will board the cruise to the Corncihe d'Or.

This commented cruise allows you to discover a magnificent natural décor where the red cliffs of the Esterel Massif meet the indigo blue sea.
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