This string of islands a short distance from the most prestigious French Mediterranean resorts is the perfect place to escape into natural surroundings full of cultural attractions.
Make sure you do not miss out on the preserved coastlines, forest tracks, fishing villages and medieval monasteries.
The Hyères islands of Port-Cros, Bagaud, and du Levant are also called the Golden Islands.© Flavio Vallenari / iStock
Cars are not allowed on the Hyères islands. The only way to get to them is by boat.© Flavio Vallenari / iStock
Of all the islands making up the Lérins islands archipelago, Sainte-Marguerite is most famous for having held the prison where The Man in the Iron Mask was captive.© GgWink / iStock
Offshore from Cannes, the Lérins islands are a haven of peace despite their turbulent history.© Flavio Vallenari / iStock
The Lérins islands archipelago is made up of Sainte-Marguerite island and Saint Honorat island, as well as the islets of Tradelière and Saint-Ferréol.© Rrrainbow / iStock