Le Monastere Fortifie
Le Monastere Fortifie
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Sue11
Wimborne Minster, UK177 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
To be honest I would not recommend a visit to this island unless you want to pay 17 euros per head for the boat trip and be prepared to pay exhortionate prices for the wine that has been produced on the island.
Cheapest bottle starts from 45 euros and goes up to 200 euros for a bottle of champagne. Snack bar sells coke for 6.50 euros and coffee is the same price. Plat de jour food prices start from 34 euros.
I understand that the monks need to realise a gain from the business of wine production, but to charge 3 times the price of what you pay in the main town of Cannes is simply beyond expectations.
Apart from that, the Island is fine, the monastery is closed for renovations and there is nothing to see apart from a couple of ruins and the vineyard planting, I feel it would have been nice to be able to book some kind of tour regarding the vineyard and history, but no such luck.
Therefore I cannot recommend.
Written 16 April 2024
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fariba s
Seattle, WA13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I went there based on the tripadvisor map but it was not that place. The wrong address on the map on the tripadvisor site was wired. I always go on a trip with tripadvisor and I am satisfied except this time.
Written 3 January 2024
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SandraJ
Whitchurch, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A peaceful island owned by Cistercian Monks. There are very clear paths to walk along which take you around and through the vineyards grown by the monks for olive oil and wine. The Monastery was undergoing refurbishment when we visited and you can't go in the Abbey until after 3.30pm. There is a good-sized restaurant and a place to buy snacks and soft drinks but the toilets are very French (primitive - hole in the ground!) The boat journey was smooth and takes 30 minutes each way.
Written 17 May 2022
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milosdjukelic
Belgrade, Serbia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
It is nice break from Cannes crowd and fancy places. Place to visit and find some peace in beautiful nature and historical places.
Written 6 February 2021
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Luella Forsey
Belgium29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Boat trip about 20 minutes to arrive on a beautiful island with a charming monastery, beautiful promenade, no car and beautiful views of Cannes, to do absolutely
Written 22 October 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoy your stay on the island. Best wishes,
Written 15 November 2019
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada1,034 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The monastery and all buildings on the island are lovely, but close for two hours for lunch. The tours are also only in French and as mediocre French speakers, this was impossible for us to follow in any meaningful way. An English audio guide would be much more helpful. Bless the volunteers who translated for us to the best of their ability at the chapels.
Written 23 September 2019
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Thank you for mentioning that point. Volunteers accompanying visitors speak English. During summer, they are young retreatants and their level of English is not assured indeed. Some document are available in English but you also have to know that we have a spiritual vocation rather than a tourist one. Our turn to thank you the volunteers who are used to give information in English. Best regards.
Written 11 October 2019
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MeredithAussie
Melbourne, Australia1,944 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
I walked around Ile St Honorat and came across this fortified monastery, but was disappointed that I could not go inside to see what it was like or to see the views from its height. There were no signs to indicate if this is ever possible. It was a little disappointing.
Written 13 July 2019
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We are sorry you did not entered into the building ; it's a free entry. All summer long, young people also propose free guided visits in the tower monastery that is closed from 12:30 to 2pm for lunch break.
Written 24 July 2019
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Brian002
London49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A really impressive castle and it is free to visit. In fact the whole island is worth a visit because it keeps on delivering.
Written 6 May 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation and pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the island & kept great memories.
Written 27 May 2019
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MGCFNC
Cambridgeshire, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 21 January 2019
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Thank you for your kind words. Definitely worth a visit indeed, even during winter : the sky is so clear and the island so quiet.
Written 24 January 2019
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_ros_allen
Loughton, UK230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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 Ireland. I felt looking at the outside was a good as looking within. Just my view.
Written 22 October 2018
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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.
Written 2 November 2018
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