Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is famous for its glamour, but peace and tranquility are only a 20-minute boat ride away among the monks of Île Saint-Honorat.
A community of 21 monks lives on Île Saint-Honorat (St. Honoratus Island), a breathtakingly beautiful island in the heart of the Mediterranean. The community welcomes day visitors and retreatants to their preserved heritage, the 5th-century Abbaye de Lérins. The monks, aged between 37 and 90, come from different cultural backgrounds, living together and respecting the rule of St. Benedict based on prayer and work.
A historic monastic site
The island is only 1.5 kilometers long and 400 meters wide, but it is rich in history.