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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  • August 13, 2017
    A small island in a turquoise blue box where he smells the pine. Chapels here and there at the bend in small clearings. The walkway of the island offers a fantastic view on the sea, black and white rocks, the large, old stones every moment. Cicadas throughout you the journey. At the bend of the road, facing the open sea a Masterful fortress stands. The highest level restored, a 360 ° panorama. Views breathtaking. It cannot be in the vicinity of Cannes without taking the boat to Saint-Honorat. It is a must.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The island is the most remote of the islands of Lérins, and offers a superb panorama with as seen offshore. The atmosphere is relaxing, especially outside during the summer. A religious community still lives in the Abbey and it is possible to rent a room (under certain conditions) it is very nice to make the tour of the island because the flora is rich enough, and several empty buildings are present. It is also possible to walk around the fort, and admire the beautiful seabed
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  • July 29, 2017
    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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  • June 30, 2017
    Heaven on earth
  • April 23, 2017
    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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  • July 17, 2017
    Exceptional, relaxing, place minutes from Cannes, to visit. We find peace and serenity
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  • September 2, 2017
    Haven of peace
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  • June 20, 2017
    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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