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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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  • Beautiful and amazing place is easily accessible from the port of Cannes. The way to the pier to find easy going on the signs from the Palais des festivals. The island strikes the reigning silence and appeasement. As described in guidebooks, the monks themselves abide by the vow of silence so that even tourists are asking not to make noise. Monastery amazes with the beauty and feeling that you touch something mysterious
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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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