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.
Ticket office:
06 46 37 75 30.


  • Drones are not permitted on the Island.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not allowed on the island Ste Marguerite.
  • Harpoon fishing is not permitted.

Carbon footprint : 483g CO2 per passenger round trip

2023 Departure dates

From 15/04 to 30/06 : Every day (except Mondays)

Exceptionally open on Mondays : May 1st, 8th & 29th

From 01/07 to 31/08 : Every day

From 01/09 to 30/09 : Every day (except Mondays)

Our prices

2023 Upon presentation of proof*
22.50 €
Child / 4 to 10 years
15.00 €
Moussaillon / -4 years
Big family *
20.00 €
Youth * / 11 to 25 years
20.00 €
Senior * / +65 years
20.00 €
Departures from Golfe Juan Returns to Golfe Juan
09H20 * 09H45 *
10H30 11H00
11H45 12H05
14H15 15H00 *
15H20 * 17H00
17H20 * 18H00 *
* Optional : Contact Us

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

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The seabed around the Lérins Islands is rich in protected species and in remarkable habitats. In response to the preservation issues of this natural heritage site, the CPIE des Iles de Lérins et Pays d’Azur opened the Méditerranoscope® Point Info Biodiversité®. This space, which holds aquariums with reconstituted seabeds from around the Lérins Islands, is dedicated to awareness and informing the public.

Tel: 04 93 39 26 80



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

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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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