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Le Monastere Fortifie

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Really enjoyable visit to Ile Sainte Honore

Great afternoon visit to the island and a pleasant and easy walk around the island before getting... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
MGCFNC
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
So evocative an atmospheric!

A religious fortification built out into the sea. One hermit came, and then other 'hermits... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
_ros_allen
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Ile Sainte Honore | Ferry from parking of Quai Laubeuf of Cannes, 06400 Cannes, France
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Definitely worth a visit indeed, even during winter : the sky is so clear and the island so quiet.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

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.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Good summary ! We would add "be prepared to walk in the history !" Best regards.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux Sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

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 !

Reviewed August 17, 2018

A wonderful place to hike or moor your boat to swim and discover the island, especially the old chapels.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation and for mentioning the old chapels which are plainly a part of the historical and religious landscape of the island.

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

It is such a lovely, clean island with lots of trees and shades to wander about. From the Fortifie you get a great top view. Recommend for a half day visit to escape from the city.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

For half a day or a complete day, St Honorat is appreciated for its landscapes, its serenity and its history. Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed July 22, 2018

a must see after visiting the monastry,the whole island is an oasis of peace,after the hustle and bustle of cannes and nice

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you for visiting St Honorat, the monastery and its surroundings. We are pleased that you tasted the quietness of the island. Best regards.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

On a cool, calm island, just beyond the hustle of Cannes, is this wonderful place with woods and shade and vienyards and Cistercian monks wandering the old pathways

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. You perfectly described the atmosphere of serenity that reigns on the island. To pleasure,

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Ile Sainte Honore is an amazing place to visit by Ferry from Cannes. It has a lot of history and monks still live there (and run a vineyard!). The old fort ruin used to protect them from invaders back in the old days. It's lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

We are pleased to have been the scenery of a beautiful birthday journey ! Thank you for these few lines about the island and its curiosities. Best regards.

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

It must have been a wonder to see when people lived in it. If you’re not into castles and forts you might be bored, but I thoroughly enjoyed climbing to the top. I couldn’t help but think of Monty python and the holy grail. But...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

It's the first time that somebody write about the reference of monty python ; interesting ! We hope you enjoyed your stay in St Honorat. Best regards.

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David M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Gillian A | Reviewed this property |
It is free, and in fact the entire island is free to visit. The only cost is the ferry ride over. The monastery is pretty much open air and you are free to wander through on your own. There is not much in the way of... More
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Judough
September 28, 2018|
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Response from roland c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was there in mid July but it was not a question I specifically asked but it is well worth a visit
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Response from catatonia_10 | Reviewed this property |
We took the 11AM ferry over to the island (takes about 25 minutes), then we walked around the perimeter, visited the fortress (took about 25 minutes) and ate our picnic lunch before catching the 1:30pm ferry back (the ferry... More
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