Ile Saint-Honorat, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur

Situated off the bay of Cannes, Ile Saint-Honorat is an island that has been a place of monastic life ever since the 16th century. Measuring about 1.5 kilometers in length and 400 meters in width, Ile Saint-Honorat currently houses about 30 Cistercian monks. The island has a rich history, despite its very humble appearance. History shows that the island was originally a place of pilgrimage because of the mythological writings of a monk named Raymond Féraud. Around 1635, the Spanish had captured Ile Saint-Honorat and the monks were exiled, only to return two years later when the island had been retaken by the French. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ile Saint-Honorat and many more Cannes attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cannes tour itinerary planner .
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  • A quiet island easily reached from Cannes. bring a picnic for a gentle walk around the island visiting the church and chapel. Unless you are very well heeled just look and admire the cost of the wines...  more »
  • We debated over which of the two îles to go to by ferry from Cannes. Simply because we were too late for Île Sainte Marguerite we went to île Saint-Honorât. Though we can't compare, we heard from seve...  more »
  • 15 minutes by boat from Cannes to discover this peaceful island, property of the monks of the Abbey of Lérins. A nice trail allows to circumnavigate the island and discover along the way a few chapels, the tower and the Church.
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  • A really special place, away from the hustle and bustle of the French Riviera. If you avoid the high season, the walk on the trails around the island and through the pine forest you will fall in love. On the island, the Abbaye de Lérins still produces its wine. Don't miss it, absolutely.
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  • Exceptional, relaxing, place minutes from Cannes, to visit. We find peace and serenity
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  • Very nice ride in only 15 minutes by boat from Cannes. About 2 hours for the tour of the island and visits (Church, tour...).
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  • Superb location, ideal to relax, meditate, or simply walk and enjoy the lush vegetation. Taste: the wine through the various grape varieties grown on the island.
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