Escape the Glitz of Cannes with a Visit to Île Saint Honorat
Cannes is the quintessential French Riviera resort, renowned for its glamour and bling year-round. Come May and the internationally acclaimed Cannes Film Festival, the Promenade de la Croisette that wraps around the waterfront, passing the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès where the festival is held, will swell with even more rich and famous folks who have flocked to Cannes to rub shoulders with celebrities and, oh yes, see a few film premieres.
Continue reading for details on Île Saint Honorat located just a few minutes by ferry from Cannes. This tiny island is home to about 20 Cistercian monks and is visited by many day-trippers who arrive by ferry or personal watercraft. The island has a wine shop (more on that in The Modern Trobador article), a popular restaurant and a cafe.
Reservations are recommended at La Tonnelle.