1 Best Restaurant in Side Trip from Cannes: Îles de Lerins, The French Riviera

Restaurant La Tonnelle


It's hard to believe that this tranquil island is only 20 minutes from Cannes by boat, and that it's the location of a scenic, 19th-century restaurant run by monks from the Île St-Honorat monastery alongside chef Mathias Metge. You're here for the views; although the menu focuses on very fresh grilled fish, prices seem aimed at the stars (literally), and service reflects a "we're the only restaurant on the island" attitude. There is a vegan option, and cheeseburgers also on the menu.  Take the opportunity to sample the wines, liqueurs, and eaux-de-vie that are produced by the island's busy monks.

Ile St-Honorat, 06400, France
Known For
  • breezy luxurious atmosphere
  • wines and liqueurs produced by island monks
  • snack bar open mid-May–mid-Sept
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Apr. No dinner, Reservations required