Ile Saint-Honorat
Ile Saint-Honorat
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Carol C
36 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful little island that it is possible to walk round quite easily in about an hour. The coastline is pretty rocky but it is possible to access the sea (wear beach shoes). The buildings are interesting and vary from old chapels to a WW2 bunker. We did go into the abbey church which was quite austere. There is an expensive restaurant near the boat landing and a take away cafe just behind it and there are wooden seats under trees nearby for picnicking. The island has a wonderful feel to it and as a lot of the circular walk is in the shade of trees it is a good place to go on a very hot day. There are no rubbish bins on the island and you are asked to take all rubbish home. I have to say that despite the number of people arriving on the island I did not see any litter which was heartwarming (though I did spot a workman looking for rubbish).

I booked the ferry online but you do still have to print out tickets which is slightly annoying.
Please be aware that the public toilets near the boat stop are the old-fashioned stand and squat type!
Written August 31, 2023
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Jo&Rick
Rotherham, UK114 contributions
May 2022
Lovely day trip here with friends. Pleasant to walk around, visited a mass service also (although I couldn’t understand a word of it) . Took a picnic which was worth doing and sat near the tiny chapel trinity. Boat trip across was very pleasant too
Written May 7, 2022
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Spuran0
United Kingdom26 contributions
Jul 2019
We had a great day on St Honorat. Took the ferry from the harbour at Cannes – parking available at the ferry terminal (but be prepared to pay around 15 euros on your return if you are there for the day). The boat takes about 15/20 minutes giving fantastic views of Cannes and the surrounding countryside. There is basically a circular walking route around the whole island passing beautiful secluded coves and chapels. Plenty of trees which helps provide shade on hot days. Other things to see on the island are the monastery, restaurant, and the highlight for us – the old fort as we called it, on the coastline beside the monastery. It looks like a simple old derelict castle keep with four walls, but once you get inside there are lots of steps and alcoves to discover, and you can keep going up and up until you get to the top – amazing views. Our kids loved exploring all the different levels and staircases. You can definitely spend most of the day on the island if you want to. One thing to note…. .you buy a return ferry ticket at the harbour in Cannes but you can return on any ferry you want (one per hour I think). This leads to a queue forming (when we were there) and some people nearly didn’t get back on the boat that they wanted to be on. So if you plan to come back say on the 4.30pm boat, I’d advise being at the departure pontoon on the island maybe 30 minutes before to make sure you get a seat.
Written August 12, 2019
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Nothing to add ! Thank you so much for these few detailed lines. During summer, the affluence increases indeed but there is always a place for everyone ! Best regards
Written August 27, 2019
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Yvette B
Laguna Beach, CA7 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
A beautiful Island filled with quietude. A lovely ferry ride over and walk around Ile Saint-Honorat made for a wonderful day. Wine tastings and more...
Written July 30, 2014
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mahaneys
Washington DC93 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We were turned off in our first impressions of Cannes with its Gucci, Chanel and other chic stores. That quickly changed with a ferry rides to both of the small Islands a short distance away. Honorat was our favorite. The old fortress with very little signage was amazing. The grounds near the monastery were perfect for a picnic (we picked up great food in old town Cannes on the way to the ferry). The views from various paths down to the water also led to more "wow" pictures.

Those who don't want to shop shouldn't not miss these islands.

One nitpick is you have to return to Cannes and take a 2nd ferry even though they are so close to each other. Luckily, we had two days.
Written August 25, 2014
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Mags T
Berkshire, UK15 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
I left a review for this island in 2013 saying I would visit it again. And so I have! A return was not a disappointment. This time we packed a picnic and some wine before once again enjoying the boat trip over to the island. We again enjoyed the church, the shop and the gardens. We walked around the wooded areas and chose one of the very many private benches on which to spread out feast. It was just fabulous. Peace...just the sound of the lapping waves and a few curious birds waiting for crumbs. It is now officially one of my favourite places on the planet....as I said last time, do yourself favour!
Written July 13, 2015
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NowOverSeventy
London, UK77 contributions
Aug 2011 • Friends
Whilst staying recently in Nice with my daughter, we decided to visit Ile St-Honorat. We took a train to Cannes and then the ferry to the island. You can catch the ferry to Ste. Marguerite here too - a bigger & more lively island I believe. Because there is a monastery on St. Honorat, visitors are requested to respect that and the consequence is that it is very peaceful and serene. There is an excellent restaurant with lovely views over the water and we enjoyed a super meal there. It wasn't cheap(110 euros food&wine) but there was a cheaper"menu du jour" available. There are no proper beaches as such but it is possible to bathe and the sea was beautifully clear.If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Nice/Cannes for a short while, I recommend this tiny island.
Written September 14, 2011
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melandfamily2017
Cannes, France5 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
At the end of September, I swam all the way around this beautiful island with two friends. The circumference of the island is just over 4 km and the seascape so varied. We swam close to the shore the whole way and on thé side where the fort is, it is very shallow, you almost touch the bottom! There are lots of fish and jellyfish (avoid these!) and the water is beautiful and clear. A very scenic swim!
Written November 8, 2017
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The seascape, as the landscape, is so varied indeed, and its a pleasure for us to read this type of story. Thank you and see you soon.
Written November 16, 2017
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iamsom77
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My friend and I were debating what to do on the weekend. I said Lavender field but he (a local) recommended this place. Just a half-hour ferry from Canned, you will arrive in this lovely hidden gem that has pine tree scent all over. It took us roughly half an hour to walk one round from the pier to the Lerins Abbey, the historical monastery on the island and back to the restaurant near the pier.

I was seriously attempted by the crystal clear water to jump right in but we still had a long plan for the day. When we reached the monastery, there was a small lavender field .. so at the end we all got want we wanted. ;-)

The restaurant there is a little pricey but worth it. The fresh strawberry and ice cream yogurt with chantilly cream topping is a must try.

We really enjoyed our time there as well as a nice view from ferry ride.
Written July 23, 2017
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We are delighted that your friend could make you discover the island, its nature, its lavender, its historical and religious heritage, its restaurant, ... and that you enjoyed your time. To pleasure
Written August 14, 2017
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CTJwo
Islamorada, FL43 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
We were part of a group - on an excursion to this lovely island. i chose it just to get out on the water and am so glad we did it. It is important to have a guide to explain some of the history, but walking around the island - especially the fort - is simply stunning.

Gorgeous views of the Cote d'Azur and the blue waters. Our photos from the fort are amazing. Very unique opportunity.
Written April 28, 2015
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