Lérins Islands

Get on board and discover the Lerins Islands with CNG Agence du Port !

Located opposite the Bay of Cannes, the Lerins Islands are a true haven of peace in the heart of the French Riviera.

Situated opposite the famous Estérel massif in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Lérins islands form a unique archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean that naturally separates the Gulf of Napoule from Golfe Juan. This privileged geographical position makes the archipelago a key point of passage for all yachtsmen looking to discover the Côte d'Azur. Accessible by boat, the Lerins Islands are true Mediterranean jewels not to be missed during a stay in the Bay of Cannes.

Among the 5 islands that make up the Lérins archipelago, two main islands stand out: Sainte Marguerite Island and Saint Honorat Island.

Considered to be the beauty spots of the Cannes archipelago, Sainte Marguerite Island and Saint Honorat Island both benefit from an unequalled natural, historical and cultural wealth. From the mysteries of the Iron Mask to the Cistercian monks without forgetting the idyllic setting of the two islands, the Lerins archipelago has no end of surprises in store for you!

Cap on the Lerins Islands: discover this destination by charter boat during your stay in Cannes, Juan les Pins or Golfe Juan.

Sainte-Marguerite Island: the largest island in the archipelago

It is the big sister of the Lerins archipelago.

The island of Sainte-Marguerite stretches over 3 kilometres of preserved nature. With its 22 kilometres of botanical paths lined with Aleppo pines, eucalyptus and other holm oaks, this main island in the Bay of Cannes seduces all visitors. Alternating between heavenly coves, the ornithological reserve of the Etang du Batéguier and the state-owned forest, Sainte-Marguerite Island is a dream destination to recharge your batteries in peace and quiet in the Mediterranean.

And that's not all: for lovers of history with a capital H, Sainte-Marguerite Island is full of surprises.

During your stroll on the island, you can, for example, visit the Fort Royal. This state prison was notably home to the famous Man in the Iron Mask. Today, the fort houses the Iron Mask and Royal Fort Museum, which is none other than a museum of underwater and land archaeology. A real asset to complete your discovery trip in the bay of Cannes!

Mouillage bateau près de l'île Sainte-Marguerite - îles de Lérins 06

Fort Royal île Sainte-Marguerite - îles de Lérins - Cannes 06

Separated from the Cap de la Croisette in Cannes by a shallow 1,300m strait, Sainte-Marguerite Island is a prime destination for an exceptional sea outing on the French Riviera.

When you go to the outskirts of the Lérins archipelago by boat, you will be able to recharge your batteries in the heart of the numerous creeks thanks to the various anchorages present all around the island. Anchorage areas have been marked out all around the island to preserve the marine fauna and flora while allowing yachtsmen to fully enjoy this natural Mediterranean treasure.

On board your new boat or second-hand or your boat rental, set off to the destination of Sainte-Marguerite Island and anchor in an incredible natural environment. You can then snorkel with a mask and snorkel to observe the many fish settled in the shelter of the posidonia.

Rent a boat now

St Honorat Island: the small historical island

Little sister of the Lérins archipelago, St Honorat Island boasts a length of 1500 m and a width of 400 m.

His small size does not detract from the exceptional character of this Mediterranean island. Wilder than the island of Sainte-Marguerite, the island of Saint-Honorat has pleasant paths to walk through scrubland, palm trees, olive trees, cypresses and vines. Surprising and intriguing, the island of Saint-Honorat is a quiet place that makes all visitors who visit it feel optimal tranquillity and serenity.

Particularly known for the abbey of the monks of Lérins founded in the 5th century, this island off Cannes is a real historical gem.

Classified as a historic monument of France, the abbey is still inhabited today by some 30 Cistercian monks who look after an 8 hectare vineyard. They produce wine and liqueurs made from plants, fruit and olive oil. So, while visiting the island, enjoy the tranquillity of one of the chapels that once welcomed pilgrims and taste the famous Lerina liqueur prepared by the island's Cistercian monks.

Saint-Honorat Island is therefore a small island full of charm that is definitely not to be missed when you visit Cannes or the surrounding towns. The preserved environment makes it an invaluable haven of well-being to fully recharge your batteries as soon as the fine weather arrives.

And to make the most of the island and its idyllic views, there's nothing like scheduling a motorboat trip! Different anchorages are possible around the island near the beaches and creeks to be able to bask in this heavenly place. Crique Saint Pierre, Creeque Saint Michel, plage de l'Abbaye, plage du port...choose the anchorage that suits you among the more or less intimate options offered by Saint-Honorat Island.

Each anchorage area is regulated and marked out to preserve as much as possible the fauna and flora of this privileged place on the French Riviera.

Board one of the charter boats in our fleet and enjoy swimming in the clear, turquoise waters of the Lérins archipelago in complete peace of mind. Are you staying on the French Riviera? Don't miss the opportunity to discover the famous Lerins Islands off the Bay of Cannes.

CNG Agence du Port offers you checked and comfortable boats for rent so you can sail whenever you want.

Contact us to go sailing

Lérins Islands
Lérins Islands
Lérins Islands
Lérins Islands
By continuing your visit to this website, you accept the use of cookies to offer services and offers tailored to your interests.