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Discover ile Saint‑Honorat in Cannes

Nature and spirituality, a jewel in the Bay of Cannes, Ile de Saint-Honorat lives at the peaceful pace of the monks in the Lérins monastery. Visiting for a day or on a pilgrim retreat, come and enjoy the beauty of the island and the sounds of nature – welcome the silence… Discover the wonderful Ile Saint-Honorat!

HAVEN OF PEACE AND VINEYARD

Did you know? Ile Saint-Honorat has been home to a community of monks since the year 410.

When you discover Ile Saint-Honorat, you will find the Abbey of Lérins monastery. The 21 monks who today make up the community have been cultivating their eight hectare vineyard with art and passion since the Middle Ages. All the stages (pruning, disbudding and harvesting) are done by hand. During your walk, discover the 10th century chapels and the 11th century ruins that dot the island. There is easy access to small natural coves and paths lined with olive trees and Aleppo pines.

VISITOR OR PILGRIM FOR A DAY

Here are some ideas for what to do on Ile Saint-Honorat.

Whether you come as a simple visitor or as a pilgrim for a day, we invite you to:

  • Take a walk to discover and contemplate the beauty of the island and its flora and sometimes its fauna. The island is maintained and cultivated and ecologically protected by the monks on Ile Saint-Honorat.
  • Visit the fortified monastery, listed as a Historic Monument.
  • Discover the old chapels around the island.
  • Engage in private prayer, or with the monastic community participate in the liturgical services and Mass.

STAY ON THE ISLAND IN THE ABBEY’S ACCOMMODATION

If you want to return to Ile Saint-Honorat to relax, enjoy the silence, pray…

You have the opportunity to stay in the Abbey’s own visitor accommodation.

  • Retreats are accessible to both men and women, individually, in groups of up to 30, or couples.
  • The duration of a stay varies from 2 nights to a week. Note the Abbey is closed every year between November and mid-December.
  • No set price, how much you pay is left to your discretion
  • Don’t forget to bring sheets or sleeping bags, as well as towels.
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By AblaCarolyn

I love Cannes, am a passionate gastronomy, decoration and art of living blogger and adore sharing my very favourite places on the Côte d’Azur. I delight in defending and highlighting the values, beauty and eclecticism that make the Côte d’Azur.

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