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Ile Saint-Honorat

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Address: 06400, France
Phone Number: (0)492998422
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A beautiful place to visit

It was a train ride a ferry from Nice, but what a picturesque place. Loved the church and the fortified monastery. Such solitude and beauty. Be warned they shut down from 12 noon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
zachris
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Saskatchewan, Canada

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Slangerup, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1/2 hour sailing Witherspoon a small Ferry. Nice and very quiet Island. Only walking. Very speciel Are the wineyards Witherspoon several different grapes. Take the status to the top of the old cementere. There is a brilliant Wiev over the island and french coastline. Take a look insider the Church and the store where the homemade wine for sale together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a train ride a ferry from Nice, but what a picturesque place. Loved the church and the fortified monastery. Such solitude and beauty. Be warned they shut down from 12 noon to 2, so keep that in mind when planning your time that you will not be allowed in the buildings during that period. Great snorkelling off the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked round the island and it was absolutely stunning. Although very hot the island's trees offer a lot of shade. I'd recommend visiting the monastry's fort which has a stunning view of cannes and the island (and it's free!). We were going to buy a sandwich at the deli but we're very disappointed. The food looked horrible and inedible.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Pre booked sitting for lunch with friends having motored over by boat from Golfe Juan Took sometime before we were shown to a table outside The restaurant was busy but not every table occupied Loads of staff who seemed to be stood around doing not very much Lots of dirty used plates and glasses were left in piles near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

What a beautiful place. It is so small that it is easy to walk around the whole island. The fortified monastery is amazing. The stairs to each level were easy to climb, and the views were fantastic. The weather was perfect and the gentle sea breeze felt like a life-giving elixir. A few hours is long enough to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This was one of those "off the beaten path" experiences. We are glad we did it. Ferry tickets can be purchased on-line in advance. It's a really nice way to spend some time out of the fray of the city. We did this while we were visiting Cannes during the Film Festival and it was a welcome reprieve from the... More 

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Damascus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend a trip by ferry to Ile Saint Honorat while in Cannes (or anywhere along the Côte d'Azur). Once there, the island is small enough to enjoy a leisurely, level stroll. Be sure and allocate some time for a little food and beverage in the island's restaurant. The monks who inhabit the island have been there for over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Once you have checked out the four isles de Lerins by jet boat or cruiser, you owe it to yourself to come back to Saint-Honorat, considering its only a 15 minute ferry ride from Cannes. So does the piety of Cistercian monks deserve a visit, even if they live frugally?... hell, yea, because their orthodoxy allows the tending and producing... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The boat ride to Ile Saint-Honorat was one of the highlights for my tour in south of France. 20-minute boat ride was very pleasant. It's so nice to walk around the small island which has some picturesque views of French Riviera with vineyards and coastline. Would like to highly recommend to visit this jewel of French Riviera.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited on a quiet mid-day in the winter so the island had only a handful of visitors. It is beautiful and quiet. The cathedral is small and simple (compared to the huge ones on the mainland). The old Chateau on the water is a spectacular building to visit. There are some lawn chairs on the roof and you can... More 

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