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Historic Building in Île St-Honorat

Monastère Fortifié

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 pirate attacks, its entrance stood 4m above ground level and was …
Historic Site in Île Ste-Marguerite

Musée de la Mer

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 …
Lagoon in Île Ste-Marguerite

Étang du Batéguier

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


Watch the ferries come and go and gaze across the Med at the distant Alps from this terrace restaurant between the fort and the boat docks. Prices are rather steep for the classic tourist fare on offer – pizza, muss…
French in Île St-Honorat

La Tonnelle

The island's only restaurant, La Tonnelle makes a pleasant midday break, with set-price lunch menus and an à la carte lineup of pasta, meat and fish dishes – although the prices for island-grown wines (per bottle €4…
Historic Site in Île Ste-Marguerite

German Bunker

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. The Germans were ultimately unable to defend the island from …
Viewpoint in Île Ste-Marguerite

Belvédère du Dragon

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.