Sainte Marguerite Island

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Sainte Marguerite Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

1. Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Pointe de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

2. Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

Explore Sainte Marguerite Island with a round-trip ferry transfer from Nice. Choose from multiple departure dates to suit your own schedule. Located about a half-mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes, the le Sainte-Marguerite is famous for its fortress prison (Fort Royal) in which the so-called “Man in the Iron Mask” was held in the 17th century. The ferries depart every day at 09:00 and return at 18:00, with a crossing time of around 1 hour. Once on the island, you can follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour. Stroll by the Batéguier pond to see numerous species of migratory birds. Go to Point de la Convention to find unique plant species. Continue to the Fort Royal and explore the mysteries of the masked man. Pay a visit to the Maritime Museum sheltered within a fortified enclosure. Get an insight into the area's history and see items recovered from ancient Roman and Saracen shipwrecks. Schedule:  09:00: Departure from Nice 10:00 – 18:00: Stop on Sainte-Marguerite 19:00: Arrival in Nice

Cannes: Guided Tour of Sainte-Marguerite

3. Cannes: Guided Tour of Sainte-Marguerite

Discover the heart of Cannes, where all the locals go. Explore the coves of Sainte-Marguerite Island with a knowledgeable guide, learn more about the local food and history of the city, and then relax and soak in the beautiful views of the bay. Hear more about the rich history of Sainte-Marguerite. Inhabited for more than 2000 years, the island is a special part of the city and its landscapes will make you want to take your time and experience it properly. Get local advice on the perfect spots to go out for dinner, to eat ice cream, or to savor a romantic sunset. After the walk, enjoy a relaxing swim in the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean Sea.

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What people are saying about Sainte Marguerite Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 456 reviews

Change of scenery on this beautiful island that Sté Marguerite I advise to spend a picnic day there, hiking and swimming

Walk on the island It is widely possible to go around the entire island

If you want to relax and enjoy a wonderful view go to this island !!!

A happiness this crossing with this sky And the sea of a royal blue

Highly recommended, diversity of nature, thank you God