Musée de la Mer

Îles de Lérins

This museum, inside Île Ste-Marguerite's 17th-century Fort Royal, features interpretive exhibits tracing the fort's history, with great displays from shipwrecks found off the island's coast. You'll also see the old state prison, built under Louis XIV, including the cell of the Man in the Iron Mask.

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Nearby Îles de Lérins attractions

1. Étang du Batéguier

0.54 MILES

Numerous migratory birds, including terns, gulls and gray herons, congregate on the banks of this lagoon near the island's western tip.

2. Belvédère du Dragon

0.66 MILES

Climb to the top of this platform on the island's south shore for long views of the coastline and the Mediterranean to the south.

3. German Bunker

0.69 MILES

This abandoned WWII bunker sits on the southwestern shore of Île Ste-Marguerite, a reminder of the island's occupation by German forces in 1943 and 1944…

4. Îles de Lérins

0.89 MILES

Although just 20 minutes away by boat, Cannes' tranquil islands feel far from the madding crowd. Île Ste-Marguerite, where the mysterious Man in the Iron…

5. Monastère Fortifié

1.29 MILES

The Monastère Fortifié, guarding the island’s southern shores, is all that remains of the original monastery. Built in 1073 to protect the monks from…

6. Z Plage


Expect to pay €60/45/70 in July and August (€40/30/50 in other months) for the blue sunloungers on the front row/other rows/pier of the super-stylish Z…

8. La Malmaison

2.09 MILES

On La Croisette, La Malmaison is a seaside pavilion in the former games and tea room of Cannes' grandest hotel of the 1860s, the Grand Hôtel (opened in…