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“Lovely Way to Spend a Day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ile Sainte-Marguerite

Ile Sainte-Marguerite
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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry
Ranked #4 of 92 things to do in Cannes
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Clane, Ireland
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Lovely Way to Spend a Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Lovely day out. Just roll up to Cannes ferry terminal for a 10 minute trip.The day was so beautiful (at the end of October!) that we decided to spend it all outdoors and save the visit to the chateau for another trip. Lovely walks and gorgeous views. A fine bowl of mussels in L'Escale (the only restaurant available at that time of year). We had thought about going out to the islands for some while- it did not disappoint. Why not 5 stars? Well, I would save that for Ile Honorat- just a bit further out and much smaller, but quite a magical atmosphere, some nice things to visit and a fine restaurant. Not cheap, but a starter each saw us through the day, so filling and delicious was it!

Visited October 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

For about 12EUR you can pick up a ticket at the port on the day and take a trip to Isla Santa Margarita at anytime. The old prison complex is fascinating and the forest is gorgeous to walk around. If you're going in the off season pack a lunch as most of the amenities were closed when I went in October. The mosquito's were still out in force though; be warned!

Visited October 2013
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Southsea
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“well worth the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

The atmosphere on the whole island. Beautiful views over Cannes. The mystery around the Masque de Fer. The tall eucalyptus trees and pine trees.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Man in Iron Mask island on Ile Marguerite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Trip from the chateau of Mandelieu la Napoule for the last of the season, to the island. Short boat trip at 17 euro. Give the coffee on board a miss...We made a day of it. Returned on the last boat at 17:00.
Stopped at L'Escale restaurant. Enormous portions and they let us mix and match around the set menu.
A sailing school has its base on the island. The Fort is worth a visit to see where the Man in the Iron Mask is reputed to have been imprisoned. Roman artefacts and a beautiful museum within cool walls. The well is sealed off and is scary to peer far down to its depths.
Wonderful views of Cannes marked out on a display.

Creatures described on boards. Idyllic place to stroll around. The former prison also seems to have accommodation available.
Tourist office in Mandelieu has brochure with all details. If you can show proof of local residence in Mandelieu you get the concession price. Otherwise it is 6 euro and is a self guided tour around the fort.

Visited September 2013
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Parma, Italy
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“Go there it is amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

I went one afternoon to visit he Island and the Fortress, all is still as it was, I suggest you to go there from the morning and back with he ferryboat at 17!

Visited August 2013
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