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Île Saint-Honorat: 20 Minutes from Cannes Into Another World (Slideshow)

Île Saint-Honorat: 20 Minutes from Cannes Into Another World (Slideshow)

The historic island is home to a monastery that produces beautiful wines

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Cultivated vineyards cover 17 acres of the tiny island, which was once a popular destination for pilgrims.

Viniculture

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Cultivated vineyards cover 17 acres of the tiny island, which was once a popular destination for pilgrims.

Quiet Meditation

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A monastic community devoted to reflection, reminders of the island’s purpose are found throughout the island.

Wading

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Little inlets, perfect for wading, smatter the south-west portion of the island.

Remnants

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A cannonball forge on the western end of the island dates from the Napoleonic era.

Beautiful bateaux

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The view from the island’s northern side: pristine blue waters speckled with boats of all sizes.

The Church and Monastery

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Beautiful gardens and silence prevail closer to the church and monastery.

The Old Monastery

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Now in ruins, this building dates from the 11th century.

Explore the Tower

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While the contemporary monastery, further inland, is reserved for the privacy of the brotherhood, visitors are encouraged to explore the ruins of the old monastery that lies right on the water.

Atop the Old Monastery

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Two lawn chairs grace the highest point of the old monastery, ready for a moment’s quiet reflection. The top of the monastery is peaceful and still — while in ruins, the walls are still strong enough to block out the strong wind that comes in from the sea.


Watch the video: Île Saint-Honorat, Cannes, France (December 2021).