Just a 20-minute boat ride from Cannes, lies the beautiful tranquil islands of Lérins: île Sainte-Marguerite and île Sainte-Honorat. The smaller of the two islands is île Sainte-Honorat, spanning just over three quarters of a mile long and less than half a mile wide. Full of culture, this island is home to the Abbaye de Lérins where 20 Cistercian brothers live and tend to acres of vineyards from which they make award-winning wines. The main island of Marguerite however offers a range of leisure activities which immerse you in its wilderness and heighten your senses with the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. The best way to explore this island is by following the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour passed Batéguier pond, Fort Royal and the
Maritime Museum. If you’re looking for a place to relax, their remote location only accessible by boat is a very popular yacht haven surrounded by natural beauty. Not to mention the crystal blue Mediterranean waters which provide divers and snorkelers with a marine paradise full of protected species. Visitors can experience an oasis of peace and tranquillity away from the bustle of the French Riviera. Although there is no accommodation for visitors on the islands, Restaurant La Guérite and La Tonnelle are perfect for visitors that want to tuck into a gourmet Mediterranean lunch on the water’s edge. For those that want something more special, La Guérite provides are more prestige setting.