IMG_1344 - 2013-04-16 at 13-02-26On the Tuesday of our trip Mark and I took a train to visit Cannes. I have been to Cannes before and you can read about that visit here as it gives more of a general overview.

IMG_1311 - 2013-04-16 at 11-14-22We had a it of a look around the town.

IMG_1331 - 2013-04-16 at 11-22-04The covered market wasn’t as picturesque as the one in Antibes or Nice.

IMG_1337 - 2013-04-16 at 11-24-49I liked some of the produce on display though. These are clementines.

IMG_1333 - 2013-04-16 at 11-22-38The clock was interesting too.

IMG_1347 - 2013-04-16 at 13-03-51After some lunch we took a short ferry ride to the island of Sainte-Marguerite.

IMG_1363 - 2013-04-16 at 13-12-09There is an old fortress on the island which is now a museum. It is one of the places where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned in the seventeenth century.

IMG_1375 - 2013-04-16 at 13-24-21Much of the island is wooded and very peaceful.

IMG_1381 - 2013-04-16 at 13-29-09Some beautiful views. Looking towards the Esterel Massif (mountain range).

IMG_1389 - 2013-04-16 at 13-32-37A world away from the bustling towns of the French Riviera.

IMG_1408 - 2013-04-16 at 14-03-27There are even some eucalyptus trees! They smelt just like the ones in Australia.

IMG_1424 - 2013-04-16 at 14-21-56The fortress. No man in an iron mask though.

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A verdant path.

IMG_1443 - 2013-04-16 at 14-30-53Looking towards Cannes.

IMG_1450 - 2013-04-16 at 15-00-02It was a tranquil way to spend an afternoon. We had a coffee at the waterside restaurant before catching the ferry back.