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Île Saint-Honorat Trip From Cannes French Riviera

Published on November 14, 2014 by admin

Trip to Île Saint-Honorat, French Riviera

The entire group we were with took a day trip to the Île Saint-Honorat, a mile off shore from the town of Cannes (see map here).

We took a short boat ride there from Cannes (about fifteen minutes and cost us 15 Euro return) which we enjoyed since there were lots of pretty views of the mountains and a nice breeze over the water.

Boat ride to Île Saint-Honorat

View from the boat on our way to Île Saint-Honorat

The Île Saint-Honorat has a monastery which is home to 30 Cistercian monks and a history dating back to the year 410. There is wine and honey produced on the island which you can buy at the monastery shop and vineyards along the island paths.

Île Saint-Honorat Vineyards

Île Saint-Honorat Vineyards

The island felt like a peaceful oasis tucked away in the sea. We spent our time walking around the island and swimming in small coves. It doesn’t take that much time to walk around the island since it is only 1.5 kilometers in length.

We also visited the fortified monastery of Abbey Lérins and the Forteresse Saint-Honnorat. If you climb to the top of the fort you can enjoy views of the island and surrounding ocean.

Forteresse Saint-Honnorat

Forteresse Saint-Honnorat

Monastery of Abbey Lérins

Monastery of Abbey Lérins

 

Continue reading these articles about nearby places to visit

We also had the chance to stay in a beautiful villa and take day trips to other places in this region. Please follow the links below to learn more about the region.

—> Our stay in a villa in Mandelieu-La Napoule
—> A wonderful visit to the Plage de l’Aiguille, one of the Théoule-sur-Mer beaches

 

Category: France, Islands

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