Cannes Island Sanctuary



  • Eleven bedrooms, eleven bathrooms
  • Maximum occupancy: 22 guests



  • Sainte Marguerite island




  • Swimming pool
  • Large botanic garden
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Wine cellar

Cannes Island Sanctuary


This  the sole private property on the island of Sainte Marguerite and has been designed to kick all senses into action. Imagine sweet smelling citrus trees, tranquil and trickling natural pools and a 14,000m2 botanic garden that calls for slow strolls in the rising Mediterranean heat. It’s all watched over by an old fortress and offers complete privacy from the outside world for a large group, despite being moments from the flashing lights of Cannes.

Arrive by helicopter or boat to this 13th-century, private walled estate and enter a haven of your own. You will be in good company. Sainte Marguerite has long allured the world’s elite, with previous owners including Louis XIV and the 15th-century Dukes of Guise. Many believe the infamous Man in the Iron Mask, rumoured to be the brother of Louis XIV, was once held captive in the island’s fortress. Legend also has it that Napoleon once grazed his horses in the garden while cannonballs were prepared elsewhere on the island before being fired at passing ships.

There are eleven bedrooms across four separate buildings in the three and-a-half-acres property: two cottages, the main house, and a guest house. Savour a moment in the sun-beaten days while exploring the garden plantation, wine cellar, outdoor cinema, and
library. It has all been thoughtfully created with sustainable materials including rock flooring, white and grey marble and neutral beige and teak wood floors.

Cannes Island Sanctuary

A hidden sanctuary on the Cote d’Azur that is eco-friendly, era defining and rooted in the region’s colourful history: a wellness retreat deserving of royalty.