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How to visit the fireworks festival in CannesHow to have a rest in the blue chair on the Promenade de la Croisette in CannesHow to make a photo on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals in CannesHow to visit the Iron Mask prison cell in CannesHow to walk through the Old City in CannesHow to fly in a hot air balloon over Provence in CannesHow to view Cannes from the tower of the de la Castre castle in Cannes7 things to doin Cannes
Covered with a dense forest, a three kilometer island with only a dozen buildings is famous for the Fort Royal located here, where a prisoner in an iron mask was kept.
Despite the fact that the island is only three kilometers long from west to east and 900 meters wide, it is the largest one of the Lerin Islands. It's history dates back to the times of Ancient Greece, when it was known as Lero. Only after when the Crusaders arrived, and built the Saint Margaret chapel here, the island received it's present name.
Photo: Saint-Marguerite Island
Nowadays you can find here: a few shops for tourists and a dozen fishing huts, a cemetery, a church and a boat station. Also two small villas of the Indian millionaire Vijay Mallya and the owner of the team Formula 1 Force India take place here. And of course, the most popular place to visit is Fort Royal - a prison where many dangerous criminals and, of course, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask were kept.
Saint-Marguerite Island on the map
More places to visit in Cannes
Le Suquet district
Le Suquet or the Cannes Old city is the district with several narrow streets, cosy restaurants and the observation deck with the great view of the Old port.13
An impregnable building located on the steep cliff on the island of Saint-Margaret is famous for its history and unsolved mysteries.11
De la Castre castle
An ancient castle built to defense France has changed it's purpose and is opened for travelers as a museum and the observation deck.5
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on the promenade de la Croisette is world famous for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival held here.10
Promenade de la Croisette
The luxury promenade takes place from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès where the Cannes Film Festival is held.25