Sailing Tour of the Lérins Islands

The Lérins Islands
Spend the day soaking in the Mediterranean sunshine on a full-day sailboat outing. Meet your skipper, Pierre, at the docks in Cannes, then set sail for the famous Lérins Islands, which lie a mere 15 minutes from the city's coast. Your destinations this morning are the twin islands of Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, the two largest of this group of four emerald islets. 

The islands are renowned for their rocky beaches, hiking trails that wind through pine and eucalyptus forest, and sunny weather. They're also home to several fascinating historical and cultural sites. On Sainte-Marguerite, for example, you'll find the 17th-century Fort Royal, whose claim to fame comes from serving as the prison of the infamous Man in the Iron Mask for 11 years. Today, the building houses a maritime museum. Nearby, on Saint-Honorat, you can visit the expansive Lérins-Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that dates to the 11th century.

However, the real goal of today is relaxation. Enjoy sailing to different beaches, swimming in crystalline waters, and savoring food and drink aboard the sailboat. Novice sailors and experts alike can try their hand at several sailing maneuvers and get their sea legs under them before feasting on a picnic lunch. 

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