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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  • The boat transfer is very well organized, a departure every hour. discount for seniors. Quick trips d a Fortnights of minutes. We visit the Church, up the Tower, we visit the chapels, the vaults, the vines... You can buy the products of the monks. In the only restaurant on the island, expensive for what l we eat lunch. We can bring its peak picnic and enjoy it in a Creek for this purpose: there are wooden with 2 benches 2 tables each. Water clean and clear for swimming.
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  • The tour of the island on foot can be friendly for lovers of beautiful panoramas. In the summer, well thinking about taking water because it is a wild place. The top of the Tower offers an interesting point of view.
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  • My friend and I were debating what to do on the weekend. I said Lavender field but he (a local) recommended this place. Just a half-hour ferry from Canned, you will arrive in this lovely hidden gem th...  more »

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