Îles de Lérins off the French Riviera

13 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Monastry of Saint-Honorat © Hermes from mars/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monastry of Saint-Honorat © Hermes from mars/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Lérins Islands are a group of four Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat. The smaller Îlot Saint-Ferréol and Îlot de la Tradelière are uninhabited. Administratively, the islands belong to the commune of Cannes. The islands are first known to have been inhabited during Roman times. Under the French Revolution, the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat were renamed the Île Marat and the Île Lepeletier, after secular martyrs.   read more…

French Riviera, the pearl chain on the Mediterranean

21 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Markus Bernet - www.demis.nl

© Markus Bernet – www.demis.nl

The French Riviera is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in Europe. This is where the sophisticated charm of St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo meet the original and rural life in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. The incomparable play of color on the beaches and in the landscape meet the Maritime Alps. You simply have to experience it oon your own. Off the main tourist track even today there still can be found refuges at acceptable prices. Some of this places are included in this article. The names of the villages and cities are linked with the local tourist sites.   read more…

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