Sainte-Marguerite

The island from the air


The Iles de Lérins are two small islands about one half a mile off the beaches of Cannes. The last time we posted photos about the Iles de Lérins in these pages, we had visited Saint-Honorat, so now it is the turn of the larger island, Sainte-Marguerite, to be featured. Without a doubt, the main attraction of Sainte-Marguerite is the Fort Royal (built in the early 17th Century); its main claim to fame is that it served as jail to the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask from 1687 through 1698. Sainte-Marguerite is also home to a lovely nature preserve with an astonishing variety of birds, most of which may be observed in the nature preserve around the brackish water pond Etang du Batéguier on the westernmost tip of the island.

The photos on this page were taken on Saturday, November 13. The numbers on the map above give the approximate location of each photo. Note that the last two images were taken on the boat going back to Cannes, so they are not referenced on the map. You can view a video of Sainte-Marguerite, shot on the same day with the same camera.

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Wooded area on the west end of the island On the southern shore of the island

1. Wooded area on the west end of the island

2. On the southern shore of the island


The 'Etang du Batéguier' Strolling through the island

3. The Etang du Batéguier

4. Strolling through the island


The island's small cemetery On the northern shore of the island

5. The island's small cemetery

6. On the northern shore of the island


Throught the woods towards the fort Red Boat

7. Through the woods towards the fort

8. Red Boat


Inside the fort The main panoramic terrace

9. Inside the fort

10. The main panoramic terrace


The parade grounds View towards the 'Musée de la Mer'

11. The parade grounds

12. View towards the Musée de la Mer


The old barracks Door or window?

13. The old barracks

14. Door or window?


Inside the fort Down by the pier

15. Inside the fort

16. Down by the pier


View fromn the pier towards the Esterel The boat is bringing more visitors from Cannes

17. View from the pier towards the Esterel

18. The boat is bringing more visitors from Cannes


The imposing Carlton Hotel in Cannes Going back on a nearly empty boat

19. The imposing Carlton Hotel in Cannes

20. Going back on a nearly empty boat





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