A little piece of Paradise; the Lérins Islands

A little piece of Paradise; the Lérins Islands

During your stay at the Hotel de la Bastide de l'Oliveraie you can discover all the delights of Cannes, from the famous Croisette promenade to the sun-kissed beaches, along with the shopping streets and the small restaurants offering Provence cuisine. But don’t miss the opportunity to embark for a truly heavenly place; the îles de Lérins (Lérins Islands)...


The Lérins Islands; nature and culture

It takes about fifteen minutes by boat through the beautiful Bay of Cannes to reach the two main islands that make up the picturesque 2.5 km² Lérins archipelago. However, you’ll feel like you have entered a completely different world. You’ll discover unspoiled natural spaces where crickets sing in the dappled shade of eucalyptus and Aleppo pine. Wild beaches and walks in the pine forest await you, unless you want to start your island adventure with a little culture…


Exceptional heritage

The larger of the islands, Sainte-Marguerite, boasts a magnificent Vauban fort where the most famous and mysterious prisoner of France, the Man in the Iron Mask, was held captive for several years in the late 17th century. Explore this impressive fortress and discover the fascinating Museum of the Sea it houses. You can then take the boat to the smaller island, Saint-Honorat, which has been inhabited by monks since the 5th century. The monastery is open to all and you can taste the wonderful wine that the brothers produce there. You may be greatly tempted to enjoy a small retreat in this idyllic setting.

Ask the Hotel La Bastide de l'Oliveraie team for all the information you need to arrange your trip to the Lérins Islands. Many shuttle boats leave throughout the day from Cannes harbour and the journey takes only 15 minutes, barely enough time to admire the sublime panorama...



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Bastide de l'Oliveraie, a 4-star at only 10 minutes on foot from the centre of Cannes