Visit Sainte-Marguerite Island
A short tender trip across the Bay of Cannes you will find the charming Îsles de Lérins. The largest of these islands is Sainte-Marguerite, which is home to the imposing 17th century fortress that was reputed to have been a site of imprisonment for the Man in the Iron Mask (not just a Hollywood film, the story is thought to be based on a true story). Grisly legends aside, this island offers a range of hiking trails to suit all abilities, secluded beaches for a little low-key lounging, and the famous La Guérite restaurant, known for its fun and vibrant atmosphere. Why not take a morning stroll among the pine trees and cicadas, then reward yourself with a long lunch followed by some afternoon drinks and dancing?