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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  • Can be reached by ferry from the village of Cannes ' 30 and arrive in another dimension. Absolutely worth visiting in the spring. A nice walk simple and really relaxing in a place without time.
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  • We were in saint Honorat in December for the mass of the Immaculate Conception where the brothers wore their tunics originals. On the island there is the convent of the friars, a restaurant and the park where you can enjoy a walk in the silence and the scents of plants. The island can be reached with c.ca 30 minute boat ride from Cannes.
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  • Just beautiful, the scenery, the place, the sea, mostly silence. Equip you of good walking shoes, FYI. Silence is required, and it is forbidden to smoke on the island. A place for contemplation and meditation.
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  • Count 2 h 30 min, that will undoubtedly enjoy this friendly little island. Big crush to the Castle!
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  • For me the most beautiful and wildest of the two islands of the Lerins.le quiet and the beauty of this island makes a valuable well for relax
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  • Beautiful and peaceful island, easily accessible from Cannes with a ferry boat. You can walk around the whole island, scenic views and attractions.
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