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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  • We took the 15 min ferry ride (16€) to Ile St Honorat (Saint Honorat Island). This is the smaller island and is only inhabited by Cistercian monks. Monks have inhabited the island more or less...  more »
  • We had a great day on St Honorat. Took the ferry from the harbour at Cannes – parking available at the ferry terminal (but be prepared to pay around 15 euros on your return if you are there for the.....  more »
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  • Great little island with nice secret spots to swim. However there is no sand and a lot of sea weeds
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