Thursday, April 11, 2013

Île Sainte-Marguerite

Mom and Dad took me to Provence! Here I am on board of the ferry from Cannes to Sainte-Marguerite Island.


And here I am, exiting from my travel bag after we landed on Sainte-Marguerite.


The water was too cold to swim...



but the weather was perfect for hiking! We hiked the full perimeter of the island, all five miles of it, and then some. Here I am at the westernmost tip of Sainte-Marguerite looking at the Esterel mountains across the water.


I also enjoyed birdwatching...


I perused the information panels along the trails...


and I enjoyed the Land Art exhibition De l’Arctique à la Méditerranée (From the Arctic to the Mediterranean), featuring works by several French and Finnish artists. Here's Ban Pour Amoureux by Jean Jacques Castex.


Just South of Sainte-Marguerite lies the smaller island of Saint-Honorat, which is home to a monastery and about 30 monks.


We did not visit Saint-Honorat, but I have more to share about Sainte-Marguerite. I really enjoy my twavels. Would you like to read more about our time in Provence?

11 comments:

  1. YES PLEASE! Oh yes, more on Provence, definitely.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Gail says the weather looks better down there than on her recent cycling tour in Alsace...

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  2. Yes, yes! More!! OMD you are soooo lucky to be there!!! I want to be rich and come join you over there!!! Soooo jealous!!! Thanks for sharing, I'm traveling via you :)

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  3. You're trips and adventures are ALWAYS amazing Tootsie! Of course we want to read more.

    How long was the ferry ride? That's so cool that you get to travel that way. St. Honorat sounds really neat. Do the Monks do anything special there? Like bake bread or anything? Perhaps they make jam.

    We'll be right here waiting for more.....

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  4. We just love hearing about all your adventures. And we're green with jellyness. All we ever get to see is our own backyard. :(

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  5. Hi Y'all!

    Oh I love your travels! I never get to see such exciting places. Can't wait for more!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  6. Mom loves Provence! Thanks for the beautiful pictures the sun looks so warm! Love Dolly

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  7. Yes, yes I would like to read more and see more pictures.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  8. Christa taking dictation from BrunoApril 11, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Please do tell us more -- my mum's first trip to France was to Cannes and Provence, but she'd like to see the islands with you, and tell me how these beaches are different (warmer most of the time!) from the ones where we walk on Lake Michigan. You are so fortunate to share so many adventures with your people -- I'm an armchair traveler who loves your stories.

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  9. What grreat pictures! I love hearing about your travels.

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  10. I've been to Cannes but not Sainte-Marguerite Island. We were there for Bastille Day. The city had the BEST. FIREWORKS. EVER!

    More pictures, please!

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  11. Looks like you had the perfect weather for a hiking day trip! My sister's name is Marguerite. :)

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