The small island off the coast of Cannes was uninhabited until Saint Honoratus founded a monastery on it sometime around the year 410. The island has seen many invaders who over the years have driven out and even massacred the Monks, but they have returned and today the island is home to 30 Cistercian monks.
The island is a popular tourist attraction offering pleasant woodland surroundings. The island has a number of disused chapels erected by monks and the Abbey of Lerins and the 15th century fortified monastery are open to visitors. The Monks also produce wine and honey on the island that is available to buy.
- Distance: 3km