47 Islands in France that you should visit - With photos & details

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47 Islands to explore in France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Île-d'ArzÎle-d'Arz, France

Île-d'Arz is a group of nine islands and is nestled in the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan, the island is still today a privileged place for water sports and navigation. One of the nice locations which are flourished with natural beauty and is also a nice picnic location too.

Île-GrandeÎle-Grande, 22560 Pleumeur-Bodou, France

A beautiful and small island which was located on the north coast of Brittany. There is a prehistoric site in the center of the island which is called as known as Ty-Lia or Ty-ar-C'horrandoned, built in the neolithic times. There are also so many things to explore around this island. These things make this island the main tourist attraction.

îles Cerbicaleîles Cerbicale, Porto-Vecchio, France

The Cerbicale Islands constitute a small archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea located in Corse-du-Sud, in the town of Porto-Vecchio, off the Punta Cerbicale. Since 1999, they have belonged to the Bouches de Bonifacio Reserve, which is the largest reserve in mainland France. To preserve the richness of the avian and underwater fauna, the Cerbicale Islands were set up as a nature reserve in 1981.

Îles des SaintesÎles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

The islands of Saintes or Les Saintes, in Guadeloupean Creole Lresent , are an archipelago of volcanic islets in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Divided between the municipalities of Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas, the Saintes are administratively attached to Guadeloupe. Their inhabitants are called the Saintois. It is a beautiful picturesque location where you can spend your holidays.

Îles du ConnétableÎles du Connétable, French Guiana

The Island of the Grand Constable is located 18  km off the mouth of the Approuague, in French Guiana. Together with the island of the Petit Connétable, it forms the national nature reserve of the Île du Grand Connétable. It is made up of two islands: the Grand Constable and the Petit Constable. The island is an isolated rocky site, and the waters surrounding it are home to rich marine life such as green turtles and giant groupers. One of the nice location which is flourished with natural beauty

Ilet a CabritIlet a Cabrit, Guadeloupe

I let a Cabrit is a small and beautiful uninhabited island which was located in the Saintes archipelago, in the French Antilles. It has a beautiful fort on it and also a beautiful beach where you can have scuba diving, snorkeling and the views from here are truly breathtaking.  It is also one of the main places where the sailing ships that visit Terre-de-Haut were anchoring.

Ilet CaretIlet Caret, Guadeloupe

The islet Caret is an uninhabited islet located in the Grand Cul-de-sac marine, off the town of Sainte Rose in Guadeloupe. It is about 120 meters long and around 20 meters wide on average. Its vegetation consists of small replanted palm trees as well as a few other plants. This white sand beach is partly made up of dead corals coming from the coral reef located a few hundred meters away. The islet itself is nothing more than a piece of sand that measures no more than a tennis court, but it is a

îlet Chancelîlet Chancel, Martinique

îlet Chancel is the largest and private island which was located in Martinique covering an area of 80 hectares.  Chancel islet keeps the remains of a sugar plantation, a lime kiln, and a pottery destroyed during cyclones. But it is above all the presence of one of the last colonies of Caribbean iguanas, whose females are generally green in color and males gray in color, which makes it particularly interesting. In 2006 there were around 600 individuals. . The site is home to many curiosities that

Îlet ChevalierÎlet Chevalier, Sainte-Anne, Martinique

L' Ilet Chevalier is a small uninhabited island on the Sainte-Anne peninsula in Martinique. It belongs administratively to Sainte-Anne. Located on the east coast of the Sainte-Anne peninsula, facing the Atlantic, 500  m from Cap Chevalier and near Rat Island, the islet is protected by a coral reef. It is easily accessible from the shore in a few minutes by boat. A footpath goes around it; it allows you to discover its xerophilic vegetation, made up of shrubs and cacti.

Îlet du GosierÎlet du Gosier, Guadeloupe

The islet of Gosier is an islet one kilometer long and located a few hundred meters off the town of the same name, Gosier in Guadeloupe. it has been under the protection of the Coastal Conservatory to ensure its preservation. This islet is uninhabited but stands out for the presence of the Gosier lighthouse located at the southern tip. This uninhabited islet offers an incredible view of the Datcha beach and Basse-Terre island.

îlet Madameîlet Madame, Martinique

The islet Madame is one of the islets of Robert on the Atlantic coast of Martinique.  Located in the Havre du Robert, opposite the Pointe la Rose, it depends on the town of Robert. The islet has a fine sandy beach with turquoise waters. A path goes around it. It is also the most frequented islet in the town of Robert, because the only one with a sandy cove allowing swimming. It also attracts boaters as there may be more than 10 boats moored at or near the pontoon.

Îlet OscarÎlet Oscar, Martinique

The Îlet Oscar is an uninhabited island of Martinique, one of François islets, administratively belonging to Le Francois. Being located near the Joséphine bathtub, the islet receives around 200 tourists daily, which makes it the most frequented islet of the François islets. It was one of the beautiful places where you can enjoy the natural beauty and also can spend a nice time.

Îlet Sainte-MarieÎlet Sainte-Marie, Martinique

Îlet Sainte-Marie is an island located in the northeastern coast of the department of Martinique, a dependency of France in the Caribbean Sea. It is located right in front of the small town of Sainte-Marie, in the area called the North Atlantic. It is very popular with tourists since it represents a geological curiosity of nature, connected to the rest of the island by a tombolo.

îlets Pigeonîlets Pigeon, Guadeloupe

The Pigeon islets are two small islands - called Grand Îlet and Petit Îlet - located off Malendure, in the town of Bouillante, in Guadeloupe. This site is part of the Cousteau reserve.  The name "Pigeon" is that of a landowner in the xvii th century. The islets have also been called "îlets à Goyave", although there is no trace of the fruit on these islands. It is of volcanic origin, the rocks are mainly made up of andesite.

La Table du DiableLa Table du Diable, Sainte-Anne, Martinique

La Table du Diable is a small uninhabited island on the Sainte-Anne peninsula in Martinique located 500 m east of Cabrits islet. It belongs administratively to Sainte-Anne . It is a small rectangular volcanic island with a plateau on steep cliffs.

Lérins IslandsLérins Islands, Cannes, France

The Lérins Islands are a group of four Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera, in Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat. The smaller Îlot Saint-Ferréol and Îlot de la Tradelière are uninhabited. This archipelago emerging from azure waters offers an ideal combination of natural, architectural, and gastronomic heritage.

MolèneMolène, 29259 Île-Molène, France

Molene is an island which was very beautiful and is ideal for families with young children.  It is on foot that you will stroll on the island over the 13 stages of a varied route.  The community and only port are located to the east of the island. One of the nice area to wander and also you can enjoy the beauty of this area and The community and only port are located to the east of the island and the water is from the rainwater catchment.

Mont Saint-Michel50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France

It is a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. An important medieval pilgrimage destination, Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both the 11th- to 13th-century Abbey of Saint-Michel and the Bay of Saint-Michel are protected under this designation. The island has had strategic fortifications since ancient times.  It is 247 acres in size and it has a population of 44. People that live there are called the Montois.

PalombaggiaPalombaggia, France

Palombaggia is a locality located in the town of Porto-Vecchio in Corse-du-Sud between the hamlets of Picovaggia and Bocca dell'Oro. Its white sand beaches framed by red rocks, bordered by umbrella pines , facing the Cerbicale Islands , are considered to be among the most beautiful in Corsica .

Petite ÎlePetite Île, Réunion

The Petite Île is an island of the Indian Ocean in the immediate vicinity of the coast south of the island of Reunion.