Located on the island of Saint Honorat, is the Lerins Abbey which dates back to the 5th century. Still occupied by monks, it is possible to receive a guided tour and re-charge your spiritual batteries.
The present community of monks are on the Island as a result of the arrival on the island of the first Cistercian monks from Senanque (near Avignon) in 1869.
There are many ancient chapels surrounding the monastery, plus the stunning surrounding flora and fauna for you to stroll around and discover the beauty of the site. The island is maintained and cultivated ecologically preserved. You can visit the historic monument of the fortified monastery and discover ancient chapels around the perimeter of the island.
It is also possible to participate with the monastic community and, although there are parts of the monastic settlements that are not accessible to the public, the church is still open. If you want to go longer for you to recharge, enjoy the silence, pray... you have the opportunity to stay on the island, in the hospitality of the Abbey.
- Social Spaces
- By boat
- Isle de Saint Honorat