Le Monastere Fortifie

Le Monastere Fortifie, Cannes: Hours, Address, Le Monastere Fortifie Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Monastere Fortifie
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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milosdjukelic
Belgrade, Serbia35 contributions
good excursion
Jun 2020
It is nice break from Cannes crowd and fancy places. Place to visit and find some peace in beautiful nature and historical places.
Written February 6, 2021
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Alphonse Fletchen
Cambridge, UK34 contributions
Very good
Sep 2020
We had rented a family boat with a skipper, he showed us around the 2 islands, it was a wonderful day, we recommend this activity
Written November 10, 2020
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Luella Forsey
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
By boat
Jun 2019
Boat trip about 20 minutes to arrive on a beautiful island with a charming monastery, beautiful promenade, no car and beautiful views of Cannes, to do absolutely
Written October 22, 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoy your stay on the island. Best wishes,
Written November 15, 2019
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada982 contributions
Not good unless you are fluent in French
Sep 2019 • Couples
The monastery and all buildings on the island are lovely, but close for two hours for lunch. The tours are also only in French and as mediocre French speakers, this was impossible for us to follow in any meaningful way. An English audio guide would be much more helpful. Bless the volunteers who translated for us to the best of their ability at the chapels.
Written September 23, 2019
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Thank you for mentioning that point. Volunteers accompanying visitors speak English. During summer, they are young retreatants and their level of English is not assured indeed. Some document are available in English but you also have to know that we have a spiritual vocation rather than a tourist one. Our turn to thank you the volunteers who are used to give information in English. Best regards.
Written October 11, 2019
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MeredithAussie
Cannes, France1,918 contributions
Viewed from outside only
May 2019 • Family
I walked around Ile St Honorat and came across this fortified monastery, but was disappointed that I could not go inside to see what it was like or to see the views from its height. There were no signs to indicate if this is ever possible. It was a little disappointing.
Written July 13, 2019
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We are sorry you did not entered into the building ; it's a free entry. All summer long, young people also propose free guided visits in the tower monastery that is closed from 12:30 to 2pm for lunch break.
Written July 24, 2019
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Brian002
London49 contributions
Interesting and worth a visit
May 2019 • Couples
A really impressive castle and it is free to visit. In fact the whole island is worth a visit because it keeps on delivering.
Written May 6, 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation and pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the island & kept great memories.
Written May 27, 2019
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MGCFNC
Cambridgeshire, UK71 contributions
Really enjoyable visit to Ile Sainte Honore
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great afternoon visit to the island and a pleasant and easy walk around the island before getting the last ferry back to Cannes. Definitely worth a visit.
Written January 21, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words. Definitely worth a visit indeed, even during winter : the sky is so clear and the island so quiet.
Written January 24, 2019
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_ros_allen
Loughton, UK188 contributions
So evocative an atmospheric!
Sep 2018 • Couples
A religious fortification built out into the sea. One hermit came, and then other 'hermits' thought the life was so very good they joined him, making the basis for the monastery we see today. St. Patrick is said to have stayed there before travelling to Ireland. I felt looking at the outside was a good as looking within. Just my view.
Written October 22, 2018
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Thank you for these explanations in English ! This is the beginning of the story of the island and of the monastery. Hope you enjoyed your stay. Best regards.
Written November 2, 2018
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Cvilltrvlr
Collierville, TN352 contributions
A truly unique experience
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had one day for Cannes and decided to tour the city then take the water taxi to this island off the coast. From the ancient fortress to the monastery and chapel to a wine tasting in the grapes orchard to the rustic restaurant this a great experience. Of course it was humbling to see all the beautiful yachts anchoring off the islands coast. Be prepared to walk in the elements.
Written September 23, 2018
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Good summary ! We would add "be prepared to walk in the history !" Best regards.
Written October 1, 2018
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7Sylvie7
San Antonio, TX30 contributions
Interesting and great views!
Sep 2017
Great for history buffs as guides were grad students who love what they are doing. Very well preserved and very interesting story. Well worth it!
About a 30 minute walk from the boat landing place. Beware: This is a VERY athletic visit with many uneven stairs to climb. Grandma safely stayed outside.
But, if you dare, great view from the top! The blue Mediterranean Sea. You can swim from the shore next to the monastery.
Written August 27, 2018
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Thank you very much for your recommendation. Every summer, we used to greeting young students who want to share a human, spiritual, and historical experience. The view is exceptional indeed. We didn't get tired of it !
Written September 17, 2018
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