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Tourism in the area

Îles de Lérins

Two islands offshore from Cannes

The îles de Lérins, offshore from the Croisette boulevard in Cannes, are two gems of the Mediterranean Sea. Sainte-Marguerite is the biggest island. It is covered with a forest of pines and eucalyptuses, and is protected by a fort built by Vauban. This is where the Iron Mask was buried. The lovely beaches around the island allow you to swim, away from the buzz of the French Riviera. Neigbour island Saint-Honorat is smaller but offers greater heritage, including an abbey from the 5th century, founded by Saint-Honorat. Ferries leave from the coast, to visit the two islands.

   

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Exploring the Var

Visit the best spots of the Var and the French Riviera

La Baume - La Palmeraie is ideally located to explore the Var, whether you choose to visit the famous towns of the French Riviera, like Saint-Tropez, Cannes or Saint-Raphaël, or the sloping hinterland of the Var, boasting lovely medieval towns like Tourtour and Fayence. Also visit these villages during market days and enjoy the great specialities from the Provence. The incidence of light and the colours of the French Riviera has always attracted painters, as you can see in the museums and art galleries of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Nice and Saint-Tropez.