Sainte Marguerite Island off Antibes-Juan les Pins
Updated: Jul 4
Just a few minutes by boat from Juan-les-Pins, the eucalyptus and umbrella pine forest of Sainte Marguerite Island awaits you. Many paths go through this beautiful island which is the largest of the “Iles de Lerins”. Sainte Marguerite has twenty houses, many of which are occupied by fishermen. But what makes this place so special is the “Fort Royal”, a fortress prison where the Man with the Iron Mask was jailed in the 17th century. The mystery of his identity remains and has been the subject of numerous books and films, such as the 19th century novel by Alexandre Dumas and the 1998 movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
To reach Sainte Marguerite Island from Juan-les-Pins:
Boulevard Charles Guillaumont, Ponton Courbet 06160 JUAN-LES-PINS