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Le Monastere Fortifie

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So evocative an atmospheric!

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_ros_allen
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Loughton, United Kingdom
A truly unique experience

We had one day for Cannes and decided to tour the city then take the water taxi to this island off... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Cvilltrvlr
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Ile Sainte Honore | Ferry from parking of Quai Laubeuf of Cannes, 06400 Cannes, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 11, 2018

If you can, try to climb the stairs to the top of this fortified monastery it's well worth it. Lovely views, but not for the less mobile, it's winding steps around the tower to the top.

6  Thank KaneyCumbria_England
Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. We have chosen to preserve the authenticity of the place as much as possible indeed. To pleasure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I've visited the island several times since living on the Cote d'Azur and the island itself is very pleasant and the monastery is interesting, but WARNING. Don't attempt swimming in the sea between the two islands during the months of July/August. Loads of boat owners...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Stéphanie P, Resp. Réseaux sociaux at Le Monastere Fortifie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Reviewed June 5, 2018

The Monastery is located on Ile Sainte Honorat, which is a 20-25 min. scenic ferry ride from Cannes. You can find the ferry terminals by searching "Port de Cannes- Service Commerce" in Google Maps. You'll pay for your ticket there to access all of the...More

5  Thank Gillian A
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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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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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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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