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Ile Saint-Honorat, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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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. Plan to see Ile Saint-Honorat and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cannes family vacation planner.
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  • Splendid: is beautiful, fascinating deserves a and more visits, sea and pine scented air breathing to relax watching the sea, the Sun disappears behind the hills. The visit to the fortress is mandatory.
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  • This island, which is open to the public in 3 hours, is so quiet, it can be a retreat... the smells of nature are intoxicating...
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  • Saint Honorat, he must go there without the crowds, and to say either from very early in the morning by the first shuttle from the monks, is staying the night when everyone crossed in haste towards the Cannes vulgarity. Only requirement: be greeted by the Cistercian monks in their very sober but soothing hotel... for a retirement spiritual or intellectual.
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