On 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.
We had a it of a look around the town.
The covered market wasn’t as picturesque as the one in Antibes or Nice.
I liked some of the produce on display though. These are clementines.
The clock was interesting too.
After some lunch we took a short ferry ride to the island of Sainte-Marguerite.
There 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.
Much of the island is wooded and very peaceful.
Some beautiful views. Looking towards the Esterel Massif (mountain range).
A world away from the bustling towns of the French Riviera.
There are even some eucalyptus trees! They smelt just like the ones in Australia.
The fortress. No man in an iron mask though.
A verdant path.
Looking towards Cannes.
It was a tranquil way to spend an afternoon. We had a coffee at the waterside restaurant before catching the ferry back.