Iles de Lérins
The Essential
Although just a 15-minute boat trip from Cannes, the Lérins islands seem to belong to another world. The crossing offers excellent views stretching from the Cap Roux to Cap d'Antibes. The wooded island of St Marguerite, covered in eucalyptus and pine, is home to a fortress which, along with the monastery on the Île St-Honorat, testifies to the important role played by Cannes throughout history.