Île Ste-Marguerite

Provence Côte d'Azur
Great Outdoors

Just a 15 minute boat trip from Cannes, the Île Ste-Marguerite is an island that is just off the coast and is home to the Fort Royal, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask is said to have been held. Visit the cells where he was kept, go for a wander around the fort or uncover some of the history of the area at the Maritime Museum where you can see archaeological finds from a 1st century Roman and a 10th century Saracen shipwreck. 

Why not go for a stroll through the forest trails and be surrounded by the fresh fragrances of pine and eucalyptus with sound of the waves rolling onto the beaches nearby.

Places to visit nearby

Cannes in Provence Côte d'Azur is a stylish city, famous for the Cannes Film Festival, that sits on France's sunny south coast.

Nice in Provence Côte d'Azur is one of France's most populous cities and is a glorious seaside resort on the Bay of Angels.

St Tropez in Provence Côte d'Azur is a sophisticated resort that is popular with the European and American jet set.

Nearby attractions

Running parallel to the Cannes shoreline, La Croisette is a popular promenade lined with famous international designer brands including Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino and Cartier.

Famous for hosting the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival, the Palais des Festivals sits on the east side of the Old Port in Cannes. The festival is held annually in May but if you can't make it then, you can still take a...

With collections showcasing works by Raffaelli, Monet and Renoir, as well as sculptures by Rude and Rodin, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nice is well worth a visit.