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Discover The Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands France

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 Îles d'Hyères and Lérins islands , The Hyères and Lérins islands , France
    The Hyères and Lérins islands

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

    Flavio Vallenari / iStock
  • 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.

    © Flavio Vallenari / iStock
  • 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.

    © Flavio Vallenari / iStock
  • 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.

    © Flavio Vallenari / iStock
  • 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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