Sainte Marguerite Island

As soon as you disembark, you will be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus, as well as the richness of cultural and leisure activities available on the island.

The best way to explore the island is to follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the site.

You will stroll by the Batéguier pond with its numerous species of migratory birds to the Point de la Convention to find unique plant species.

Continue on to the Fort Royal, the former residence of the Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum is not to be missed; sheltered within a fortified enclosure, it offers visitors an insight into the area’s history.

For lovers of pure relaxation Sainte-Marguerite Island really is not to be missed. Dogs are welcome on board our ferries and on Sainte Marguerite Island (on leash).

Just a few minutes by boat from Cannes, Juan les Pins or Golfe Juan, Sainte-Marguerite Island is an exceptional island where nature, culture and relaxation join in total harmony.


  • Dogs are welcome on board our ferries and on Sainte Marguerite Island (on leash).
  • Drones are not permitted on the Island.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not allowed on Ste Marguerite Island.
  • Harpoon fishing is not permitted.

The restaurant L’Escale: 07 52 37 66 72

Carbon footprint : 483g CO2 per passenger round trip




from 01/01 to 31/12 : Departures everyday as well as Sundays and holidays (December 25th, January 1st and May 1st included)

Our prices

2023 Upon presentation of proof*
Book immediately
17.50 €
Moussaillon / -5 years
Large Families *
16.00 €
Child / 5 to 12 years

11.00 €
Special price for "last trip" from Cannes
14.00 €
Departures from Cannes Returns to Cannes
07h30 * 07h45
09h00 09h15
10h00 10h15
11h00 11h15
12h00 12h15
14h00 14h15
15h00 15h15
16h00 16h15
16h30 17h00
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* Except Sundays from 01 November to 01 April


To discover on Sainte Marguerite Island


Discover the famous prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was held captive during the time of Louis XIV. The painter Jean Le Gac suggests a cell by cell route evoking the memory of places and men.

In Roman cisterns, the museum presents archaeological finds from the area. Excavations of the island and the sea in the surrounding areas have bestowed relics of 1st century murals, remains of the contents of a roman shipwreck from 1BC and those of a Saracen wreck from the 10th century to the museum. The Maritime Museum (Musée de la Mer) will be closed on Mondays and on December 24th, 25th, 31st 2013 & January 1st 2014.

Open everyday excepted mondays


Submersion of sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor: Cannes’ underwater eco-museum drops anchor just off the island of Sainte-Marguerite

The big day has arrived! On Thursday 28 January 2021, the sculptures of the Cannes underwater eco-museum, created by the famous British international artist Jason deCaires Taylor, a great fan of the city, took their place a few dozen metres from the shore of the island of Sainte-Marguerite. The six Cannes residents who let the artist use their features were present for the submersion taking place today in Cannes, at the initiative of its mayor David Lisnard, the first underwater eco-museum in France and the Mediterranean by this renowned sculptor.

Made from an ecological material, the statues will encourage the return of underwater flora and fauna that will gradually repopulate the area around the works, set aside for safe swimming and now greatly enlarged.


In the historically classified buildings of the Sainte-Marguerite Fort, Cannes Jeunesse organizes custom-made holidays with or without activities for school groups, associations, sports groups, corporate committees…

Tel. : 04 92 18 88 88

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From April to October, the restaurant « La Guérite » welcomes you on Sainte Marguerite Island. You will discover a place of 1000 m2 at the water’s edge in front of the Bay of Cannes. In this little piece of heaven, you will find three distincts spaces for your lunches, dinners, private events or work meetings…

Tel. : 04 93 43 49 30


This friendly restaurant provides you with a panoramic terrace, three covering rooms, sea view, as well as a V.I.P terrace with a sea view. Open in the evening in July and August, the capacity in seated catering is 350 people and 1000 in standing cocktail (cocktail party).

Tel. : 07 52 37 66 72


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Be sure to ask for a Moussaillon Diploma to commemorate your child’s first mini cruise!