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The Hyères and Lérins islands

The Hyères islands are an archipelago of three islands lying offshore from the town of Hyères.

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The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands France
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands

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.

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The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands

The Hyères islands archipelago , The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands, Coasts, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
The Hyères islands archipelago

The Hyères islands of Port-Cros, Bagaud, and du Levant are also called the Golden Islands.

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Fishing boats, The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands, Coasts, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Fishing boats

Cars are not allowed on the Hyères islands. The only way to get to them is by boat.

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The monastery on Saint-Honorat island, The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands, Coasts, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
The monastery on Saint-Honorat island

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.

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A spit of beach on the islands, The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands, Coasts, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
A spit of beach on the islands

Offshore from Cannes, the Lérins islands are a haven of peace despite their turbulent history.

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View from the Lérins islands, The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands, Coasts, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
View from the Lérins islands

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.

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