Fodor's Expert Review Île St-Honorat

Side Trip from Cannes: Îles de Lerins Island

Smaller and wilder than Ste-Marguerite, Île St-Honorat is home to an active monastery and the ruins of its 11th-century predecessor. The monks are more famous in the region for their nonreligious activity: manufacturing and selling a rather strong liqueur called Lérina. Retreats at the abbey's hôtellerie require a two-night minimum, and you must bring your own sheets and towels and obey the rule of silence (even during mealtime). There is no cost, but a donation of €45--€55 per night per person is welcome. There is Wi-Fi, but only in a restricted area.

As of June 2019, there are no longer any garbage cans on Île St-Honorat, so be prepared to take any trash you generate back with you to Cannes.


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Île St-Honorat, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  06414, France

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