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Host of the annual Cannes Film Festival

It hosts one of the most prestigious International film festivals in the world, but Cannes is more than a travel destination for filmophiles. Fashionistas and fun-seekers will find an exclusive city with high-end restaurants, exotic nightlife, luxury boutiques, and designer fashion shops lining La Croisette. Cannes is an amazing experience for the posh traveler, but it attracts history lovers as well, as no other town on the French Riviera has such a dramatic and mysterious past. One example? The famous Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned on the Ile Sainte-Marguerite, half a mile off shore from the city.

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Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins

Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins

Famous 1,500 year old monastery

1,500 year old monastery

Stay.com Editors' Note

Founded more thaj 1,500 years ago, by Saint Honorat in the year 410, Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins remains inhabited to this day, with a small community of some 30 monks living there.

Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins is located on the smaller of the two Lerin Islands, and is not the only religious venue here - it’s also home to seven chapels which are dotted around the island.

At Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins you can explore the old grounds and look at their collections of paintings and archaeological relics, buy products and even have a drink of the famous Lerina liqueur!

Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins
Saint-Honorat Island, Cannes
Phone
+33 4 9299 5400